Taps California Gold XPA
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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Not for the hopophobic! This medium-bodied, slightly fruity golden ale was inspired by West Coast hop-heads. Big floral nose with plenty of hoppy dryness on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 15, 2010
On tap at Father’s Office as "Cali Gold XPA". I think several of the entries for Tap’s need to be merged. Pours with a huge white head over a clear golden body. Head lasts for a long time. Aroma is fruity, tons of tropical fruit and pine. No hint of malt. Taste is tropical fruit, herbally, mango. All hops. This is a good...no, great and fruity pale ale that knocks on the door of most IPA’s. Very dry with lively bubbles. Great!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Appearance: Pours a vibrant gold with 1/4 inch of white head. Aroma: Grapefruity hops and fruity belgian yeast. Taste: Belgian yeast, grapefruity hops, pine resin. Finishes bitter. Mouthfeel: Slightly astringent, thin and fizzy. Overall: Very flavorful and very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 18, 2010
COn cask at Taps. Golden with a two finger off-white head, good retention, and actually served at the proper temperature. Big floral perfume hoppy aroma with some faint citrus and herbal dry hopped notes. Some biscuity malts are also present. The perfumey note carried over to the flavor, as did everything else Jingo a semi-dry finish with bitterness at a 4. Low carbonation with a light to medium body. Very good--a pleasant surprise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2009
From the Jug at the GABF Colorado Convention Center, Denver 10/10/2008 Citrus hop aroma. Clear golden coloured fruity and hoppy with a crisp slightly dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 5, 2009
On cask at the Corona location. Pours golden with a creamy white head.. Slight floral and citrus hoppiness in the aroma.. Flavor had a slight lingering hop bite to it.. A hop bomb for the style but not overall.. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3539) - Branson, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2009
On cask at Brea location. An absolute surprise here. A great beer for the style. Color was a standard dull gold. Aroma was very floral with some bread; dry hop-like aroma. Flavor of flowers, yeast and a bit of citrus and caramel. Quite bitter for style. Nice creamy palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUN 9, 2009
Tap at the Corona location. Light gold pour with a nice white head. Aroma was very hopy, completely surprised by the aroma, lots of citrus, grapefruit, very nice. Flavor was very bitter, but very nice, tasty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JAN 9, 2008
Draft. Aroma of citrus hops, floral hops and pilsner malt. Flavor was the same with a pine hop bitterness. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 9, 2007
Tasted at Stone XI Party. Clear golden amber with no head. Citrus and pine aroma and taste with a mild bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 12/03/2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

hazy dark yellow, fine white head, lots of lace, light floral hop aroma, lots of hop flavor on a slightly sweet malt base, a surprise based on the name

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

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