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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Telegraph California Ale is our flagship beer and is our interpretation of the unique ales that were commonly brewed up and down the West Coast in the 19th century. It is an unfiltered, medium-bodied beer, with a rich amber color and a rocky, white head. The beer is crafted using domestic American ingredients and fermented with a unique yeast strain that accentuates the hoppy spiciness, while also imparting fruity and subtly sour flavors. The aromas are spicy and earthy, reminiscent of the rich agricultural valleys surrounding Santa Barbara.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JUN 6, 2008
Bottle purchased at Holiday Wine. Shared with Bartzilla. An interesting ale this was. Reading that it was a California Common, I immediately thought "Anchor Steam", but alas, this tasted nothing like a steam beer. It has a very Belgian nose, with lots of spices prominent. It pours a nice rich amber color. The flavor is similar to a Saison - with hints of pepper, clove, banana, ginger, etc. There is a sourness at the finish that we both agreed must come from the unique yeast. It’s very subtle and the sourness actually adds to the drinkability. This is a great summer ale, and something I am sure I will return to.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 30, 2008
Todds tasting Thanks to Sell Tibet for this one! I have to start out saying this has gotta be one of the best CCA i’ve had. Bottled 3/8/08 Gold amber-ish pour with a fluffy white head. Hints of citrus on the nose. Slight vegetable, lemon, and hop flavors. Well balanced and very easy to drink!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2336) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2008
750 ml bottle from Bev4less, Poured a slightly hazy orange-copper color with an off-white head that soon dissipated. The aroma was moderate in strength with pepper spices and some bready yeast. The flavor was a bit sour with apples, rye bread and tart grapes. The mouthfeel was a bit on the thin side, with adequate carbonation. The finish was long and sour with the occasional bit of biscuit emerging through the sour aftertaste. Overall; as a CA common style, I do not think very much of this beer, but looking at this as a sour I am bit more pleased.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blutt59 (6472) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 29, 2008
bottled on 02-04-08, amber color with a small head and a pruny nose, flavors are vegetal and caramel, dry with a slight hoppiness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (15294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 27, 2008
Bright, dark, golden-amber. Lightly spicy aroma with a footy yeast note. Spicy, with light caramel, a hint of clean tartness late. Crazy beer - lots of nuance. A bit of an odd duck but I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12616) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2008
(750ml bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a small off-white head. Aroma of mustiness, light ginger, caramel, and toasted oats. Flavor of apple, caramel and toasted malts, hint of nutmeg, and other unidentifiable fruit sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Bottle. Body-dark honey with a thick rig of bubbles and an ultra thin film of bubbles. Nose-big macro husk, light spoiled/sweet, lightly lactic, a bit of old hops, overall an odd industrial type nose. Taste-low to medium sweetness, slight alcohol, caramel, tart apple, light cream, some unrefined wood, macro on the backend. Overall a very “macro” tasting beer, but in a clean pure way. An easy drinker would make a great food/session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4805) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2008
Copperish in color with a thinner head. Smell is a little hops, malt, dry, and earthy. Taste is malt, earthy. Maybe a little raddish like in there. Interesting bitternes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Bottle, Thanks to Bu11zeye. Poured a orangish color that was hazy and included sediment, and an off-white head. aroma has fruity notes with very slight bannana. Flavor much the same as aroma with a nice slight hoppy flavor. Medium body and medium carbonation......over all, not bad at all....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2008
Tap at the new Father’s Office in Culver City. Red with small white head that lasts a long time. Has nutty malt aromas and flavors but finishes watery. Slight dryness too with some phenols and fruits. To quote Oakes who shared the pint: "A lot of everything, A lot of nothing."

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