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Monday, July 25, 2011

Fool's Gold

Fool's Gold is an American India Pale Ale from the Auburn Alehouse in Auburn, California. The bottle advertises it as a Pale Ale, but this is definitely an IPA or Strong Ale. The tagline for the beer is "The Pale That Packs A Punch" - which stands true with the 7.8% ABV although not necessarily the flavor.

I bought this beer at Taylor's Market in Sacramento for $4.69 for a 22oz bottle.

The smell is hoppy but faint. Not much of a head. The initial taste is light caramel malts with slight biscuit tones. The finish is a stronger hoppy flavor, but not any stronger than other IPAs. The whole taste is uncomplicated and with only a single note. Not a bad beer, but nothing exceptional. I would probably go with another IPA before this one.

Auburn Alehouse does have a few award winning beers however, which I would like to try.

Skip it.

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