on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkerin (18) - USA - SEP 30, 2011
light, yet with full flavor, great smell, nice appearance, light finish, a refreshing beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2011
sample at Telegraph on 7/2/11. deep orange pour with a small creamy white head. malt driven nose with light citrus hops. medium body with sweet malts and citrus bitterness - well balanced. dark fruits on the finish with big citrus bitterness and bread notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MOboy (504) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 12, 2011
Rocky head, deep golden color and very effervescent. The flavor is very tart and refreshing with a nice, dry finish. Stone fruit and Belgian complexity give this style away instantly. Thanks James.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nuffield (4065) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUN 5, 2011
My friends told me that this was a "California Common". No. It makes a lot more sense to think of it as a Belgian, because it combines the fruitiness with the mild bitterness, and it comes out as a language that is worth listening to. Bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thetmaxx (901) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 23, 2011
Poured into a snifter glass from the 22oz bottle. Colour is kind of a burnt copper. Aroma is malty and earth, with a slight banana and clove flavour is detected. Palate is slightly watery. Flavour is also similar to a hefe, and is cloudy as well. Overall its a good Belgium.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bnoel09 (578) - Elk Grove, California, USA - MAY 23, 2011
Poured into a Trappist glass. Color is sort of a dark burnt orange with a white head. Aroma is earthy and fruity. Flavor has some banana and clove on the start like a hefeweizen but also has a more substantial body with an earthy finish. Body is medium with a lightly sour finish. Overall a nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Golden amber pour and hazy. Nice sticky lasting head. Nose is spicy with cloves and light phenolics and banana and other fruit notes. Taste is lightly malty and fruity with notes of spices and finishes with some apple tartness. light creamy mouthfeel. Good beer but strangely tart.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 9, 2010
Poured a deep golden color, nose was grainy with hints of wheat and yeast esters, taste is mildly tart, grainy, kind of poop.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 29, 2010
A: snifter. pours a nice burnt sienna color w/ vibrant red notes. nice off-white head. decent retention..faint lacing, ring like. S: nice tart, fruity aromas. some apples, and spices. some sourness. T: very tart fruit flavors. light pepper, some metallic tones. decent sour notes. M: medium to light bodied. palate is unappealing. D: not terrible, but not for me.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - AUG 29, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2012 Very enticing bready sour aroma. Deep hazy copper/orange. You can tell right away this is an excellent beer. Bready, sour, barnyard, rich, honey, Belgium, Huge apricot, apricot skins. caramel, wheaty. Big berry aromas and flavors. Butterscotch. Really nice to have a unique interesting complex beer that stands out on it’s own. I would call it a Belgium sour. Some beers cross into subtle wine tasting flavors this is one of them. Rich and organic in it’s personality. Epic beer really. Fantastic! One of my favorites. Sip it forever. Smell it forever.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 3 4 5  6  7 8 9 » 14

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50