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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

985 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 985
Reviews: 388
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 23
Gots: 56 | 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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Photo of harpus
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

harpus, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of jtierney89
3/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Crystal clear deep amber hue with a craggy off white head. lots of visible carbonation.

Super sticky head. Big oily hop nose. Floral and pine with citrus notes. Pretty clean beer with a big bitterness. Bitter throughout with big floral hop presence on the tip of the tongue. Undertones of caramel malts with some grapefruit and citrus. Pretty big body with big carbonation but the flavors hold up well to it. Good beer, but for the expensive cost of this six pack theres a bunch of other ambers i'd take over it. Slick and sticky but not overbearing. again, a good beer, just a steep price tag. at the same price as big eye IPA i'd take big eye.

jtierney89, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of frogfan
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

frogfan, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of gtermi
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

gtermi, Oct 08, 2012
Photo of mikeg67
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours reddish-amber with a long lasting, fluffy, off-white head. Aroma is of piney hops, caramel and ripe fruit. Body is medium and tangy. Citrusy, piney hops, caramel malt and ripe fruit combine on the palate. Finish is long and grapefruity. Excellent brew could drink it whole day.

mikeg67, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of CoverMePorkins
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

CoverMePorkins, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of Schmuckles
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Schmuckles, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of dcolatriano
5/5  rDev +31.6%

dcolatriano, Sep 20, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Ralphs66, Sep 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

ridgeline23, Sep 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

brentblack1, Sep 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Bpvarona, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of Kanine
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Kanine, Aug 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

jheezee, Aug 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

cubixrube, Aug 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

beerpadawan, Aug 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

PalmettoPyrat, Aug 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

rob99er, Aug 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

GoBIG, Aug 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

kendellmarie, Aug 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

TrevorWGrover, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of AEArider
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a light amber with an off white head and decent lacing. Loved the smell. . . very sweet, bready, with fruity notes that add to the complexity to the nose. Taste is sweet malt off the bat, ending with a pretty strong hop presence on the tail end. Feel is a a bit thin, but not necessarily a liability as I could certainly imagine a session of a few of these. Good beer. . . not sure why there's a huge mouthed fish on the bottle.

AEArider, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of kobeer
4/5  rDev +5.3%

kobeer, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

SocalKicks, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of tdm168
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - dark, transparent amber with a dense, quarter inch cap of off white head that has great retention

S - bread and faint citrus

T - bready, citrusy, a bit sweet, faintly bitter

M - medium bodied, crisp

This is a decent amber ale though a bit sweet. The citrusy hops lend a sweet fruitiness to the already sweet, bready malt character. It's easy to drink, but in the end simplistic. I wouldn't turn this down though.

tdm168, Jul 27, 2012
Calico Copper Amber Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 985 ratings.