RATINGS: 32   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.

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Patrickctenchi (6750) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Deep gold with a tall, yellow-white head....bubbly.
Cheesy/yeasty grain malt aromas.
Malty...creamy...rye malt?
Grassy/earthy hop bittering.
Very APA-like.
Pretty good.

queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Draft @ brewery. Bready caramel malt aroma. Amber with a moderate off-white head. Caramel malt and herbal hops flavor. Body on the light side of medium, average carbonation.

madvike (3303) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2013
On cask at GTMW 2013 - Pours hazy amber with a thick tan head. nose is nutty and malty, bready and slick. Taste is bready and malty, with gentle, smooth carbonation. Nutty and grainy, with no hop presence to speak of. Not really that great.

shigadeyo (3796) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013

2/19/2011: NABC Mt. Lee California Common... Aroma: Grainy malt with some caramel/toffee notses; spicy pine hops. Appearance: Mostly clear golden amber color; frothy off-white head; lots of nice lacing. Flavor: Decent maltienss with a hint of banana; spicy yeast in the middle; fruity and a generous bitterness for the style. Palate: Medium body; mostly smooth. Overall: Interesting interpretation, but good.

Draught sample (6.1% ABV; 68.6 IBU) at New Albanian Brewing Company in New Albany, IN. Rating #30 for this beer.

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.

Slatetank (19) - 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 can’t 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.

danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Served on tap at the brewpub. The appearance is a lighter amber with a white head. The nose is light caramel, and kisses of hops. The flavors are similar with the hops underwhelming a bit.. The mouth is medium carbed and bodied. Would like a touch more hops but a nice session-able beer.

502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - AUG 4, 2010
On tap at the brepub. Meh, this one was a bit off balance. I am not too familiar with this style, but I would choose plenty of other offered beers over this one, as this NABC location has one of the best bottle lists in the world!

jcr (2779) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Draft. Hazy amber body. Off-white, frothy head, diminishing. Aroma of grain, pine, biscuit, citrus. The flavor is lightly to moderately bitter and lightly sweet. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Very much hop forward with bitterness throughout the sip. Earthy, yeasty notes in the finish.

deyholla (12439) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2010
On tap. Pours a cloudy orange with an off-white head that laces nicely. Aroma has a strong pine hop profile with a slight undertone of biscuits. Flavor begins with a strong hop presence, but the biscuit note grows to a well balanced finish.

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