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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

925 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 925
Reviews: 378
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 21
Gots: 36 | 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 bjohnson:
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bjohnson

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to nvblsman for including this in my ba anniv. package.

A: Pours a murky dark amber, almost copper color with a thin off white one finger head. Retention is good.
S: Biscuity malts and toasted grains are first detected. Leafy hop presence with a dash of honey.
T/M: Caramel malts oozing with sweetness. Toasted grains soaked in honey blend in towards the finish. Ever so slight fruity hop notes. Leafy hops try to fend off the malt by slapping a twang of bitterness, but it's no match for the strong malty base. Dryer finish rings in as the hops try and get the last laugh. Those toasted grains are back in the aftertaste with a sweetness to them. A decent body to this brew. Nice balance and quite smooth.
D: Very drinkable and solid amber. Complex, but yet, well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2007 01:10:48 | More by bjohnson
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Calico Copper Amber Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 925 ratings.