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Calico Copper Amber Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,042 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,042
Reviews: 393
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 27
Gots: 68 | 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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You can taste the quality but the sweetness in the nose just doesn't do it for me. I'll bet there are plenty of people who like this one, but it isn't for me.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Red-orange in color. Good clarity. Pillowy cream-colored head billows up and retains forever. Lacing sticks in sheets. A very good-looking beer.

S: Chewy caramel, toffee, bready, shortcake, pinch of cocoa, cherry and red berry. Earthy hops. Herbal, tobacco. Very well balanced and polished.

T: Toast and shortbread up front. Toasted crust. Toffee. Citrus rind bitterness from the hops- bitter grapefruit rind. Lots of woody, herbal, and tobacco notes as well. Hop bitterness spikes toward the back end and really clamps down. Red berry and cherry flavors buried deeply. Grapefruity hop bitterness edges out receding caramel and toffee malt flavors on the finish.

M: Medium bodied. Full, round, and very creamy with a whipped and airy texture. Modestly carbonated. Awesome mouthfeel.

O: This is far from the simple amber ales that flooded the market in the early days of craft. At its heart it is really more of an English ESB, and a well-made one at that. It's generously hopped in the American fashion too. Worth a look if you're into ESBs or want a change of pace. Don't just write it off as another boring amber ale.

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Calico Copper Amber Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 1,042 ratings.