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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
California Common ("Steam"), named for the Hollywood mountainside with the famous sign. First brewed in 2006.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
odellrules (4) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2008 does not count
Once tunnel vision moved on this became my olí trusty if you will. Good taste, good aroma, overall great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Slatetank (17) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2011
taken from notes: I enjoyed this on tap at the brewpub in New Albany, IN. Served cold in a tulip pint. A - A deep copper burnished caramal w/ an inch of light cream that drops quickly. Has a fine bead. There is moderate stickage. The contrast between the red/amber and light tan head is striking as the rings of lace cling tenaciously. S - Nice mellow simcoe and cascade citrus w/ subtle floral notes and tangerine/clementine-like juicy sweet aromas. M - Very mild bitterness seamless malt and hop unity, the sweetness seems to be submerged at first but actually works in tandem w/ the slightly bitter and tart notes of the fresh hop notes riding the fruity and effervescent feel. T - Very much like a pale ale w/ the accent ofn the flavor of the simcoe and the cascade along for the ride. I am very impressed w/ the 1st beer I have had at a brewpub in Indiana. Nice malt anchoring(no pun intended) the sweetness is restrained, but has a nice dry and lightly grainy mild roasteed flavor w/ subtle rye notes -kind of bready as it warms w/ a subtle astringency and the hop flavors remain all the way true to the end. D - Described as a "session beer" on the menu, I canít exactly agree, but 5.6% is close enough. Very Drinkable, I could return to this without hesitation. For me this has a swiss army type of universal flavor. The malt smoothness and plenty of hop sweetness and citrus flavor. This ale is well crafted and hard to find fault with the quality.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tykechandler (343) - Kentucky, USA - JAN 29, 2010
super-drinkability is the main feature of the mt. lee. it has a nice abv, a pretty nice aroma and mouth feel, but ultimately itís the balanced flavor and superior drinkability that make this beer stand out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Draft at the New Albanian Public House. Pours a slightly cloudy amber. The nose is a nice blend of mild, though aromatic piny hops and bread like malts. The flavor is likewise very well balanced. A good solid hoppy bitterness dominates. Not incredibly complex but an excellent session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JUL 11, 2008
Draft at the brewpub: poured a cloudy dark orange with a medium sized beige head. Mild hop aroma with some candyish notes. Flavor is fruity, mild sweetness initially followed by a slightly tart twang. Mild citrus. Earthy hops with a nice bitter finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5857) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2007
Sampled at St. Louis microfest. A fine attempt at the style. Pours amber with a dense off-white head. The aroma has huge grassiness with lots of pale / pils malt. Medium / body with semi-soft carbonation. The flavor starts very grassy with some spiced hops - the grassiness is really just off the charts. The finish is very grainy and grassy. Easily one of the best Iíve had of the the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3452) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2007
On tap at Rich Oís Publick House when I stopped on the way to Dark Lord Day. Pours fairly clear gold with a persistent off-white head. The aroma has plenty of malt and citrus hops. A dry bittereness leads off for the flavor profile and is quickly followed by some maltiness. Well balanced and not too over the top. A good easy-drinking beer, especially for someone just becoming initiated into the realm of craft beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Pours burnished golden with a fully receding white head. Aroma of fresh hops, noble, herbal, and grassy. Taste is herbal, slightly resinous, with a rich maltiness and lots of hoppy character. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied, resinous with lively carbonation. Marked as 5.5% ABV and 67 IBU when sampled.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2007
On tap at Rich Oís. slightly hazy orange amber with a nice tight white head that leaves good lacing. very floral aroma with a pleasant hint of caramel. nice bittersweet floral caramel flavor with light nutty notes. bitter nutty finish. medium body. moderate carbonation. very nice. well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PaperKnife (82) - - AUG 4, 2012
Draft. Summer 2012. Aroma is minty, woody, crystal malt sweetness. Color is a slightly hazy orange, wispy off-head head. Flavor is toasty, malty, caramel, firmly bitter, some fruitiness, woody hop flavor, some citrus and mint. Body is medium, soft carbonation. Overall, firmly bitter and malty, woody and minty hop flavor.

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