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Fool's Gold Ale | Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant
California, United States
auburnalehouse.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-11-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,058
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
61
pDev:
16.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of rorjets
3.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sjrider
3.44/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of flagmantho
3.56/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass. Bottled 7/27/16.

Appearance: light golden hue with a moderate effervescence and no haze at all. Head is a finger of frothy tan foam. Not bad, but I like my IPA with a little more attitude.

Smell: earthy, piney hops with perhaps just a little herbal character. Sweetness is pretty high, but overall the composition is nice.

Taste: bitter, sweet and earthy. Hop character isn't strong but bitterness and sweetness are right up there. Could be age, or could be by design.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: perhaps not outstanding but a perfectly cromulent IPA, if a little on the sweet side.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.44/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CJNAPS
3.52/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattSlem
3.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.29/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Enjoy by 10/14/15. 7.8% ABV per the label.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Tiny particles of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of malt, candied citrus zest, earthy hop, and sliqght cardboard aromas. Taste is much the same with candied citrus zest, citrus juice, and earth flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that seems past its prime even though I am trying this before the enjoy by date.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of 2beerdogs
3.75/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of avwrite
3.29/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Amber color, decent taste, but nothing to rave about. Had a fruity flavor to it with hints of citrus.

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3.71/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.69/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GClarkage
4.35/5  rDev +31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Technically, according to the label this is a IPA. I find this beer hard to find fresh. I was lucky enough to find one only a month from the bottling date. I believe the freshness makes a big difference in this beer. Very hop forward pale.

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2.97/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +20.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.08/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.35/5  rDev +1.2%

nothing really special here, although this beer was admittedly consumed among some giants in the beer world. it came across lazy and uninspired, although there is some potential here. somewhat of an amber base, its an odd starting point for a pretty mellow hop bill. one would think the malts would be lesser in a beer with only a delicate type hopping, but its so robust as to crowd out the hops. the sweetness also gets in the way. its either over grained or under hopped, and its real tough to tell which since its hard to drink more than a glass of it. it gets filling and stuffy feeling, sweet and a little boozy. i dont dislike it, but think its better as a hoppy red than as an american ipa, just never gets there hops-wise. my first beer from these guys though, i bet some of their others are more compelling!

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4.16/5  rDev +25.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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3/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

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Fool's Gold Ale from Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant
Beer rating: 3.31 out of 5 with 61 ratings
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