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Calico Copper Amber Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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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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gabeerfan

Georgia

4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a nice, iced tea-caramel amber. Thick, pillowy, rocky head that falls to a fairly thick cap. Lots of lacing down the glass.
Fairly malty aroma. Bits of caramel, brown sugar, toasted bread. Hops balance the sweet aromas, but are not as pronounced as you would expect from a west coast beer. Hops seem grassy, piney with grapefruit/citrus in the background.
Malty flavors too. A lot of the same flavors as in the aroma. Caramel, honey, toasted bread, iced tea are balanced with the pine/citrus hops. While the hops are definitely present, they aren't as overpowering as you may think.
Medium bodied. Good carbonation. Not very oily or resiny.
Very drinkable. Great flavors for a "low alcohol" beer. Quite sessionable and I could see drinking this all night.
Ambers are usually one of the weaker offerings from a lot of craft brewers. This one is by no means a weak offering and recommend giving it a try.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2009 01:20:15 | More by gabeerfan
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Calico Copper Amber Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 925 ratings.