Calico Copper Amber Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by bmwats:
3.66/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.
A: Light brown hue. Pours a 1 finger, foamy, brown-white head. Settles quickly leaving a smattering of bubbles on the surface. Spotty, yet persistent lacing.
S: Plenty of molasses, a little peat, tea leaf, and butterscotch.
T: Light oaky malt, really peaty, grass, and a little hop.
M: Light yet hearty. A bit of a steely finish.
D: Worth savoring.
Atmosphere is really strong. Nice foamy head, with some fair spotty lacing. Great nose consisting of sweet components, balanced with peat. Woody and peaty with a character of fresh flora, a a bit of a hop bite. A little shallow, steely, and bitter in the finish which I normally wouldn't consider characteristic of the style.
Serving type: bottle
09-01-2013 20:49:29 | More by bmwats
More User Reviews:
3.83/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle into a standard pint glass
Notes from 03/09/14
A: Dark amber body with a well conditioned clarity and some glowing auburn hues to it. A reserved layer of khaki froth settles over top with some fair hang time that leaves a few swaths of scattered lace across the glass.
S: Citrus fruits made up mostly of dried orange peel combine with sticky evergreens, resin, and florals. There is a touch of malty biscuit there with a slight suggestion of toffee raisin. Very clean aromas with some fresh hops up front.
T: Nutty biscuit with a touch of toffee malt sweetness melds perfectly with the leafy resinous hops. Abundantly zesty with orange and tangerine. Complimented by the sappy pine and floral notes. Lightly sticky with a moderate level of hop bitterness and a nice drying fix. Alcohol is well masked throughout. A pinch of chocolate covered raisin on the back end. This is really well put together I must say.
M: Moderately filling from the malt body. Nice even level of carb with a drying finish and resinous pucker from the hops. Fairly clean in the end.
D: Haven’t had a Calico in a few years to be honest and this is much better than I recall. Nice fresh hops up front. Well balanced with the bready malts. Good bitter bite leading to a nice drying finish.
A well rounded American style Amber that I would surely have again.
Serving type: bottle
03-27-2014 20:06:15 | More by Nugganooch
Calico Copper Amber Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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