RATINGS: 33   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (14288) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2007
Draft at Keg Liqour Fest of Ale. Poured clear copper with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with fair lacing. Moderate malty and sour citrus aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium bitter flavor with a medium smooth bitter finish of moderate duration.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (11272) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2014 Growler. Sweet malt aroma. Hazy amber color with nice big head. Sweet creamy malt flavor with light berry notes and moderate hops finish. Light carbonation. / Re-rate 8-3-14 - Buttery/mild cheese and toffee malt aroma. Golden yellow with large head. Sweet buttery barley malt and moderately bitter grass/hay flavor. Good - seems hoppier than before but it has been a long time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
deyholla (11219) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/26/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

hazy amber, fine cream colored head, lots of lace, light citrus hop aroma, rich malt flavor, lots of earthy bitterness, nice caramel sweetness to balance the earthy hops,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 14, 2010
On tap at Steves Birthday bash at the Livery: Medium amber hued with a solid but small head. The aroma has notes of pale grains and some crystal malts, herbal and minty hops, a bit of pine, some buttery notes as well. The taste is pretty balanced between the common malts and moderate to light hop bitterness, fruity and a touch minty. The mouth feel is smooth and refreshing, a bit short upon the finish. A good brew but hardly what I think of when it comes to this style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (6518) - Coxs Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Growler: 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (6359) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 15, 2007
Sampled at St. Louis microfest. A fine attempt at the style. Pours amber with a dense off-white head. The aroma has huge grassiness with lots of pale / pils malt. Medium / body with semi-soft carbonation. The flavor starts very grassy with some spiced hops - the grassiness is really just off the charts. The finish is very grainy and grassy. Easily one of the best Ive had of the the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ganache (5773) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2007
Draught at the brewpub. Cloudy copper but looks darker. Sweet, vaguely English hops aroma with definite Cascades. Body is thin and watery, but still has a nice crisp hop bite and a good dose of dry, biscuity malt. Touch of oiliness. Very dry aftertaste. Overall, a bit thin for me, bu a good (pale-ish) session.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2007
On tap at Rich O’s Publick House during RBSG Road Trip 2007. Slightly hazy golden body with a small white head. Sweet caramel and light floral hops aroma. Dry floral hops flavor with some light caramel and a bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3722) - 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.

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