Fool's Gold Ale | Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant

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Fool's Gold AleFool's Gold Ale

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 06-11-2010

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Photo of kyager2000
1.5/5  rDev -54.8%

Photo of Arbitrator
1.58/5  rDev -52.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

On tap at Barclay's.

A: Pours a clear copper-amber with off-white head. It's brought by a server, so I can't comment on retention.

S: Soapy, with a biscuit-like sweet aroma.

T: Yes: soap. It's floral with this weird oily, slightly bitter flavor that carries into the back end. A mild sweetness imparted from biscuit flavors. To say there are better IPAs is an understatement.

M: Unredeeming and watery.

O: I couldn't even finish 25% of this.

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Photo of tizride
2/5  rDev -39.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

Photo of htomsirveaux
2.55/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22 oz. bottle tried 3 Jan 2012. Served in the Dillon Dam shaker pint.

Small yellowish head. Moderate carbonation. Slightly hazy orangey in color. Aroma is sweet, faintly spicy, fruity, apricots. Starts fruity tart with some resin and pine. Medium sticky body, moderate ethanol. Somewhat aspiriney bitterness in the middle and finish. Aspirin bitterness lingers for a long time in the aftertaste.

The aspirin was a big turnoff.

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Photo of drewone
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of illidurit
2.8/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle shared at the September iteration of the Santa Cruz tasting series. Pours, uh, gold with a small off-white head. Aroma is crystal malty with a small piney hoppiness and some muddled esters. Flavor is malty with caramel and crystal notes, aged faded hops, and low bitterness. Probably has a fair amount of age on it.

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Photo of jethrodium
2.82/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy golden amber with a small white head that has decent retention and leaves a large amount of lacing in the glass. The aroma is pine, grapefruit, sugar cookie, and caramel. The taste is sweet with sugar cookie, pine, grapefruit, and caramel. The finish is quite bitter with a lingering pine taste. Medium-full body. Low carbonation. A bit too sweet, and a bit too thick.

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Photo of shleepy
2.96/5  rDev -10.8%
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 dasjxn
2.97/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of dertyd
3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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

Photo of Newbiebeer
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of cmgage
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of mjyoung
3.03/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Drank 6/22/11

A: A pretty copper color, but the head is pretty much nonexistent and completely dissipates quickly. No lacing on the glass.

S: An ever-so-slightly off smell of hops. A hint of clean citrus, but it just doesn't seem to hit the nose right. It's pretty one-dimensional and isn't exactly what I'd call robust. Not bad, but not great.

T: Unfortunately the taste does nothing to make up for the smell. It's still pretty one-dimensional and actually almost acts like its a beer that wants to be IPA, but just can't QUITE make it. I have to say that this beer misses for me...

M: Pretty low carb and a bit on the watery side. I like the finish because it goes down quite smooth, still nothing to write home about.

O: I'm pretty thrown off. The label on the bottle calls this a Pale, but the style on BA is American IPA. It definitely has a bit more hops than the average pale, but it misses both styles. Gotta drop it down for that...

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Photo of Ilovebeer1549
3.08/5  rDev -7.2%

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

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of nataku00
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of dwtyler
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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Fool's Gold Ale from Auburn Alehouse Brewery & Restaurant
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