RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
This is a California Common Ale, an American original popularized in Northern California during the Gold Rush. Technically a lager, but fermented at warmer ale temperatures, the Stimulus Package has clean, crisp and dry flavors making it quaffable by itself or with food. It’s brewed with Northern Brewer and Cascade hops and rings in at 4.5% ABV. Have you received your share?

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decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2010
Copper with creamy off white head and lace. Light corn like with a hint of citrus. Sweet malt with a hint of grapefruit bitter. Medium bodied but foamy.

DialSquare (5032) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2009
Notes from brewpub a couple months ago. Tap. Copper pour w/ off-white head. Malt aroma. Nice medium texture. Pretty straightforward otherwise. That’s all I have written down other than a score...

lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Copper orange, off white head. Aroma is peppery, grainy, light toast. Taste is toasty, malty, sweet but crisp finish.

Braudog (6717) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Draft pint at the Prado brewpub. Much darker than I expected ... dark red, aost brown. The head has good retention. Not much aroma here, but this has a nice stingy bite. Pure session beer. (#3721, 10/26/2009).

shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 8, 2009
Pours a nice copper color with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, toast, bread, and spicy hops. Flavor is caramel, toast, biscuit, and a spicy bitter finish.

BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - AUG 4, 2009
Another lackluster attempt by Kevin to make a beer stylisyically and misses the mark. I think it must have been the hop profile that I didnt think fit, too much of some and not enough of another, it just didnt work for me. Toasty maltiness, bready and somewhat doughy, light fruits and only drinkable for one pint.

Tmoney99 (14494) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Draft sample ar Prado. Poured clear copper color with an average white fizzy head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate hop and light malty aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium balanced flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew.

ChainGangGuy (4894) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2009
Appearance: Clear, mahogany-hued or maybe a dark copper body (the subdued late night lighting is throwing of my appearance check) with a thin, white head. Smell: Toasted, steeped grains with, perhaps, a touch of pilsner malts in the mix. Woody, spicy Northern Brewer aroma. Taste: Toasted malts with some grainy qualities to it and a quick sip of simple syrup for added sweetness. Minor hint of fruit. In comes the clear-cut taste of Northern Brewer hops with it’s woody and lightly minty accents. Moderate bitterness. Quick dry for the latter half and certainly well into the bitter finish. Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Drinkability: A solid, enjoyable California Common.

kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2009

Date: May 03, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: hazy copper, creamy beige head, sheets of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma with lots of fresh hops, light spicyness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: lots of woodsy hop flavor backed by fruity sweetness, well balanced bitterness, touch of peppery spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

Cybercat (5839) - Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Comes out of the tap a clear, dark coppery golden-brown with a fairly thick and fine-bubbled off-white head. Aroma is malty and slightly hoppy, not complex but intriguing. Flavor is lively and mainly hoppy with a spicy undertone and mild bitterness. Texture is thick, smooth and tingly. Finish is hoppy and slightly spicy.

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