Fool's Gold Ale | Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant
California, United States | website

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
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
58
Avg:
3.3
pDev:
34.24%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 58
Reviews by ngeunit1:
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3.68/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Served a copper-orange color with a finger of frothy off-white head. The head hangs around for a while leaving behind some nice lacing as it fades.

S - Aroma is a mix of piney hops and sweet malt. There is also a bit of booze and some biscuit mixed in as well.

T - Starts off with a mix of rich caramel malt and some light grassy hops. Through the middle some citrus hop and bitterness comes through. The finish is a mix of grassy hop with a some sweet caramel and a touch of booze.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and fairly crisp. The finish is a nice blend of sweetness and bitterness.

D - Very drinkable. Interesting mix of IPA and strong ale, but it was missing a bit of punch or kick.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Beerswag
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of LXIXME
3.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dertyd
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.46/5  rDev +4.8%
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 +6.1%

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of jlisuk
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of Coille
4.16/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of nataku00
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Vlaminck
3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of largadeer
3/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of Ilovebeer1549
3.08/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of wulfie85
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of Irvinator
3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of MattSlem
3.24/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scot959
3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of drewone
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of dasjxn
2.97/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of mactrail
3.67/5  rDev +11.2%
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 +31.8%
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 WBMiller
4/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of kyager2000
1.5/5  rDev -54.5%

Photo of RangnaR
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.29/5  rDev -0.3%
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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Fool's Gold Ale from Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant
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