1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Calico Copper Amber Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Calico Copper Amber AleCalico Copper Amber Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

936 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 936
Reviews: 379
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 22
Gots: 40 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: xlperro on 04-10-2002)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 936 | Reviews: 379 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by CA_brewster:
Photo of CA_brewster
CA_brewster

California

3.26/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

A: amber... really beautiful, looks red in the sunlight with an off white head.

S: sweet and fruity smell. Also very malty, lots of molasses, brown sugar, caramel, and some subtle hops

T: First thing i noticed were some very sweet floral notes. Very malty beer in terms of taste profile. roasted, caramelized malts are prominent but balanced slightly by the hop finish to this beer. Personally i think this beer could do with some more hops to help balance it out more though.

M: this beer is pretty bitter and i'd recommend it for sipping. It coats the mouth and leaves a thick alcoholic aftertaste which i found strange for a 5.0% brew.

O: This beer is good. I have only had one other amber ale before *Lagunitas Lucky 13 (which I really enjoyed) but all in all im not too familiar with the style. That being said I felt like this beer could have been better and would have really benefitted from some more hops.

Serving type: bottle

08-02-2013 20:38:42 | More by CA_brewster
More User Reviews:
Photo of IRISHFAN951
IRISHFAN951

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

07-30-2014 04:28:15 | More by IRISHFAN951
Photo of dueserdo
dueserdo

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-29-2014 01:50:03 | More by dueserdo
Photo of ecoalson
ecoalson


4.75/5  rDev +25%

07-27-2014 23:51:49 | More by ecoalson
Photo of mattycasey
mattycasey

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

07-27-2014 23:44:10 | More by mattycasey
Photo of Zach136
Zach136

Georgia

4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Deep ruby, rocky off white head. Solid lacing.

S - Medium intensity tones of nuts, caramel and grassy hops.

T - More of the same from the nose. Malt forward with a sweet toasty character finishing with an astringent grassy hop character, really not my thing personally but very true to style.

M - Refreshing and quaffable.

O - Amazing take on the style.

Serving type: on-tap

07-27-2014 21:10:16 | More by Zach136
Photo of giorgia
giorgia

New York

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-27-2014 20:55:54 | More by giorgia
Photo of Hopbarring
Hopbarring


4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

07-26-2014 20:25:08 | More by Hopbarring
Photo of GeoChase90
GeoChase90

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-26-2014 01:49:40 | More by GeoChase90
Photo of Austin_M
Austin_M

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +25%

07-25-2014 21:34:04 | More by Austin_M
Photo of Tyecko
Tyecko

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-25-2014 16:01:03 | More by Tyecko
Photo of audioserf
audioserf

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -21.1%

07-25-2014 15:11:31 | More by audioserf
Photo of bigbluebeerguy
bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-23-2014 23:00:03 | More by bigbluebeerguy
Photo of kristenrae8
kristenrae8

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

07-23-2014 02:30:07 | More by kristenrae8
Photo of Odysseyalien
Odysseyalien

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-22-2014 23:27:06 | More by Odysseyalien
Photo of curlybird
curlybird

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

07-22-2014 02:33:25 | More by curlybird
Photo of Etrusco
Etrusco

Brazil

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-21-2014 01:41:08 | More by Etrusco
Photo of caverog
caverog

California

2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

07-20-2014 17:28:43 | More by caverog
Photo of s_squared4
s_squared4


3/5  rDev -21.1%

07-20-2014 17:11:00 | More by s_squared4
Photo of thinwhiteduke
thinwhiteduke

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

07-20-2014 15:50:51 | More by thinwhiteduke
Photo of Nightrain87
Nightrain87

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-20-2014 00:09:38 | More by Nightrain87
Photo of scott2269
scott2269

Ohio

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-19-2014 02:45:01 | More by scott2269
Photo of Mebuzzard
Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-18-2014 21:15:22 | More by Mebuzzard
Photo of chadski
chadski

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-17-2014 03:28:27 | More by chadski
Photo of nhirsch04
nhirsch04

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

07-16-2014 00:24:57 | More by nhirsch04
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Calico Copper Amber Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 936 ratings.