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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
85
very good

1,117 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 1,117
Reviews: 408
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 29
Gots: 97 | 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:
Beer added by: xlperro on 04-10-2002

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Ratings: 1,117 | Reviews: 408
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3.76/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Color is right between the red on the bottle label and the brown of the beer bottle glass. Nice red glow in the sunlight with a creamy slightly orange tinted off white head. Good looking lace. Aroma is quite nice. Fruity and British-like with cherry, tangerine, flowers, creamy biscuits, fall spice (or something alike), earthy rooty tea.... Taste is brisk, fruity, earthy, and woody. Pear, cherry, some pine, and lingering grassy bitterness. Mouthfeel is prickly, fluid, and dry. Not a bad beer at all.

Photo of cjohns73
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nunya
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jooler
3.07/5  rDev -19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

doesn't taste like an ale, more like an amber lager

Photo of wander4
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Domvan
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SurferEric
3.71/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The caramel malts were a little overwhelming for me, even considering an amber ale.

Photo of jkrich
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a deep and clear red-brown with a foamy, sustained off-white head. According to the label, this ale was bottled the 212th day of 2014.

When I opened the bottle, the aroma was minimal to nonexistent. After the pour I could detect some sweet, fruity and wine-like aromas.

This is a well balanced amber ale with a nice hop profile in the first sip with lingering, biscuit malt on the palate. There are hints of dark fruits and molasses while the ale always maintains a refreshing and zesty mouth feel. This amber has more complexity than most "amber" style ales I have tried. The label does state this is an "ESB-Inspired Ale."

This is one I will seek out again, and I would put this at the top of the amber style.

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3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.68/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.95/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.09/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of i4ourgot
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Nice beer I was expecting more hoppiness coming from Ballast Point. Despite the lack of hops this beer still has lots of flavor. There is a subtle bitterness to the beer but that really allows the malt flavors to come through . The most noticeable while not overpowering was the roast malt flavor, giving the beer a nice mellow subtle coffee flavor. Very nice mouth feel to the beer it was very light but it still had a creamy aspect to the beer. The aroma was very mellow but at a restaurant I always have a hard time smelling my beer.

Photo of claspada
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of chanus_
4.36/5  rDev +15%

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Calico Copper Amber Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,117 ratings.