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Calico Copper Amber Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Calico Copper Amber AleCalico Copper Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

908 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 908
Reviews: 377
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 21
Gots: 34 | 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)
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Reviews by beagle75:
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beagle75

Iowa

4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft pour into a shaker pint glass at the Yard House in Irvine.

A: Clear, light amber color with one finger of off-white foam head that collapses to a dense, continuous residue. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Prominent husky grain makes for a malt-forward smell, with accents of fruity esters and floral hops.

T: Begins with dry, bready malt that soon turns sweet as full, earthy caramel emerges and extends into the middle. Fruit also comes out in the middle, tasting of lychee, currant, and blackberry. The drying finish retains the earthy and fruity qualities, while also developing moderate bitterness and bright appealing acidity. Sharp mineral and an occasional whiff of citrus rind linger on the palate.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, wet and refreshing on the palate, with low carbonation.

D: This beer is easy to overlook, standing as it is in the shadow of some of Ballast Point's more hyped contributions. Still, it is a fine English-style pale ale with big flavors that is not out of place alongside Alesmith's Anvil ESB. In fact, it is what many were likely expecting the first time they ordered another of Ballast Point's beers: the Yellowtail (German-style) pale ale.

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2010 05:01:57 | More by beagle75
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Calico Copper Amber Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 908 ratings.