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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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very good

1,084 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 1,084
Reviews: 401
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 26
Gots: 83 | 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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Photo of jtierney89
3/5  rDev -20.8%
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.

Photo of frogfan
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of gtermi
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of mikeg67
4/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

Photo of CoverMePorkins
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Schmuckles
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of dcolatriano
5/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of Ralphs66
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of ridgeline23
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Bpvarona
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Kanine
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of jheezee
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of beerpadawan
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of PalmettoPyrat
3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of kendellmarie
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of TrevorWGrover
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of AEArider
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

Photo of kobeer
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of tdm168
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Photo of WDJersey
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Calico Copper Amber Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 1,084 ratings.