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
Ratings:
60
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.32
pDev:
17.17%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 60 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by BrewerB:
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3.97/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked a bomber of this up at City Beer Store for $4.99. Bottle dated 1-8-13.

Excellent clarity, golden color with a thick, slightly rocky head. Great retention and lacing. Floral and citrus hoppy aromas with modest fruity esters and toasted bready maltiness. More perfumey character (not sure if this is from the hops or alcohol) along with that floral hoppiness resting atop a toasted baguette-like maltiness. Lemon rind citrusy bitterness lingers on into a semi-dry finish. Medium body with a moderate carbonation. Some warming from alcohol but very smooth considering the ABV.

Auburn Alehouse continues to impress me with just about every beer I pick up from them. Great flavor and drinkability, I'd likely order a 2nd and 3rd pint.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Beerswag
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of LXIXME
3.44/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dertyd
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a growler filled the same day. Thin head on a clear medium straw colored body.
The aroma is honey with a lemon drop. Nice.
The taste is moderate lemon bitterness, good balance thoughout.
The texture is crisp with soft edges. Moderate carbonation.
An enjoyable beer.

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Photo of Beernoobie
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of jlisuk
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of Coille
4.16/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of nataku00
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Vlaminck
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of largadeer
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Ilovebeer1549
3.08/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of wulfie85
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of Irvinator
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of sjrider
3.44/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattSlem
3.24/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scot959
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of drewone
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of dasjxn
2.97/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of mactrail
3.67/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Attractive light amber in the Stella Artois glass. Nicely sudsy on the tongue and plenty of foam in the glass. Aroma is flowery with a touch of resins.

Pleasant balance of malt and hops. Not an IPA by any stretch of imagination. Quite malty and strong (label and brewery currently say this is 7.8%). Hops are piney and aromatic, but the bitterness comes on for the finish. Tangy and spicy brew that is prefectly drinkable. It's more like a strong pale Bock Beer than anything else. Actually an improvement on a lot of Bocks with the tasty hops.

Bitterness level is just right for gulping, but it it rather alcohol infused. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Beer Revolution in Oakland.

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Photo of GClarkage
4.35/5  rDev +31%
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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Photo of flagmantho
3.56/5  rDev +7.2%
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 WBMiller
4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of kyager2000
1.5/5  rDev -54.8%

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Fool's Gold Ale from Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant
3.32 out of 5 based on 60 ratings.
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