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Calico Copper Amber Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

991 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 991
Reviews: 389
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10.79%
Wants: 23
Gots: 57 | 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 OtherShoe2
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear dark amber with a good head and some lace.

Some bread and burnt caramel in the nose. Wanted a bit more here.

Nice toasted malt with a drop of sweetness. Some slight brown/raw sugar, then the beer turns a bit to clean bitterness and toasted malt in the finish. Not super complex, but still tasty.

Smooth, medium bodied, good carbonation.

Easy to drink, though not super complex. Worth a try.

OtherShoe2, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of cornucopia
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

cornucopia, Jan 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

kevgod, Jan 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

quantumcipher, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of 1DP
4/5  rDev +5.3%

1DP, Jan 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

MEOGDEN, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.38/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours like an amber ale, amber in color, maybe a little darker than average, but despite that, there is good clarity, great head on it, perfect 1.5". Kind of a malt forward aroma, a small noticeable hop existence.

Tastes of caramel and that minor bitterness from the standard hopping on an amber ale. The bitterness continues in the mouthfeel as if it keeps growing. Not a big fan of when bitterness is the dominant trait of a beer, its fine with a good hop mouthfeel or even some sweetness or heavier consistency to balance it out, but not necessarily so here.

Not the best beer by any means from Ballast Point, but has a respectable position in their lineup.

Beerandraiderfan, Jan 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

whartontallboy, Jan 05, 2012
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

IdrinkGas, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of spinrsx
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber - thanks to jfam for this

Appearance - Clear copper colour with a large size fizzy beige coloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes.

Smell - Malts, caramel, hops, grapefruit

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel and some hops. There is also a bit of chocolate and some hints of raisins and grapefruit. It ends with a very sweet malty aftertaste with some lingering hop bitterness.

Overall - Not a bad beer in any way, but a little bit too sweet for my tastes. It was almost like a dessert beer at times. Still a good example of the style and worth a try.

spinrsx, Dec 29, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Lantern, Dec 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

kylehay2004, Dec 24, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

CelticAleMan, Dec 19, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

iSrALE, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

beerman999999, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Gregwa, Dec 16, 2011
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3/5  rDev -21.1%

jophish17, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

jak, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Tackle42, Dec 10, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

iemailjack, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

BMart, Dec 09, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

imyourhero21, Dec 06, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Gtg642, Dec 06, 2011
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5/5  rDev +31.6%

wilfonzo, Dec 05, 2011
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2/5  rDev -47.4%

mhaugo, Dec 04, 2011
Calico Copper Amber Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 991 ratings.