Fool's Gold Ale | Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant

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Fool's Gold AleFool's Gold Ale

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Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant
California, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 58
Reviews by shleepy:
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2.96/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served on tap... probably at The Hopyard in Pleasanton (not quite sure where, but going through older notes) on 6/21/2011.

A: Gold (how surprising!), clear. Quickly dissipating white head with tiny bubbles.

S: Mostly just bready. Lightly spicy hops.

T: Pretty interesting. Can detect some booziness, but it's partially balanced by bready malt flavor, a generic fruitiness, and bitter hops. Aftertaste is pretty clean, with only a little lingering hop bitterness.

M: Medium to low-ish carbonation that results in an almost smooth/creamy texture. Medium body.

O: Interesting in the way that the balance is created, but I don't like its level of hot alcohols. It was also incorrectly marked as a Pale (not IPA) on the menu, apparently, so it seemed to defy its style.

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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
3.3 out of 5 based on 58 ratings.
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