California Common | I & I Brewing

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Brewed by:
I & I Brewing
California, United States

Style: California Common / Steam Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by FosterJM on 07-14-2012

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 4
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.58/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at I&I

The pour is an amber sort of color with a white head. Rather sweet on the nose. A surprising banana note along with all the bread and malt aromas. A touch of toffee, maybe some yeast, and minimal hop character. The flavor has a pronounced banana flavor as well. Good malt sweetness, a touch of hops, almost no bitterness, and some yeast.

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3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

1388th Review on BA
Draft to Pint


App- Very light gold with some shimmery notes behind it. Very translucent with a small one finger head that left quickly and just touches of lace.

Smell- Light and crisp. Had a note of lemon and tangelo with a dry yeast and a bit of earthiness behind it.

Taste- I liked it. It was neither here nor there for ale/lager. Had a bready dry note mixed with the lager notes and a touch of spice from the hop additions.

Mouth- A bit light in body with a nice carbonation level. Residual lemon and yeast.

Drink- Nice little beer. Chuck put his own spin on it with the yeast and hops. Nice.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.66/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at the source itself in a plastic 14 ounce cup. On to the beer:

Little head retention on top this rusted copper beer, although a little lace does leave its mark. There's hope for this California Common, as the aroma is fruity and uniquely citrusy. This preludes the taste, which is both flavorful and refreshing. It's citrus flavor is appealing, the doughy baseline gives the beer a sourdough-like flavor. There's a brighter citrus note which acts as a second wind to the citrus already in place. Minerals too. Per style, I & I's version is just about on the spot.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Richard-Scott
3.24/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of the_awesometeer
3.68/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Beer is a bright clear amber color with lots of carbonation and a thin foamy head. The beer has a citrus fruit aroma which I didn't think was common with this style. There is that bready aroma typically with this style but feels minor compared to the citrus fruit aroma. Those typical bready flavors appear in the taste. The citrus is a very nice touch though. Tastes like there is a slice of orange in it. Seems nicely balanced. Nice crisp beer.

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California Common from I & I Brewing
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 10 ratings