Calico Copper Amber Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by MattyG85:
4.21/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass.
Appearance: Pours a deep amber orange with a moderate amount of rising bubbles. Solid three fingers of off white head that slowly fade into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a nice amount of lacing.
Smell: A fairly sharp hoppy aroma with a solid caramel malt balance and earthy hints. Upfront earthy, floral, and grassy hops along with herbal hints of pine resin. Light citrus hints of grapefruit, orange, and lemon. Big sweet and bready malt balance with hints of caramel, toffee, biscuit, grains, yeast, and toast. Slight hints of spice as well. A pretty solid red ale aroma.
Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a juicy and earthy hop taste with a big balance of sweet caramel malt. Upfront bitter hops with earthy, grassy, and floral notes. Herbal notes with some pine resin. Citrus hop notes of grapefruit, orange peel, and lemon. Good toasted malt balance with notes of sweet caramel, toffee, biscuit, grains, cracker, toast, and yeast. Slight rye like spice note. A nicely balanced red taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Nicely juicy, creamy, and slightly oily. Finishes dry.
Overall: A very solid take on the Amber/Red Ale style. Good bitter hop presence with a good sweet caramel malt balance.
Serving type: bottle
11-06-2013 08:09:54 | More by MattyG85
More User Reviews:
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
Calico Copper Amber Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 934 ratings.