Calico - Rum Barrel-Aged | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
BA SCORE
4.1/5
Exceptional
14 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
ballastpoint.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our Calico Amber Ale takes its inspiration from traditional English ESBs. Four types of malts give it a bold complexity, and our proprietary yeast strain lends it a fruity, madeira-like richness. However, it’s the American hops that give this ale a distinct bite and floral aroma that have earned it just about every major beer medal.

Added by Hotrod88 on 04-08-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
14
pDev:
7.32%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 14 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by Hotrod88:
Photo of Hotrod88
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

More User Reviews:
Photo of docoman
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Had this version on tap at the tasting room, listed as style: Amber Ale w/ Kaffir lime and Rosemarry... didn't really taste much of either, but overall very good amber ale.

 172 characters

Photo of robear
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ackeeper
4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crob3888
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atone315
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
3.92/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed this on tap at Mellow Fellow before the beginning of the final Aces homestand 2016. Looked a pretty color, lesser carbonation seemed apparent right at the beginning of this, ruby and amber colors. Aroma was nice, contributory sweetness from the rum came right out.

Taste was a sweet, mildly sweet, smooth experience. Just the slightest amount of wood and red malt perceptible, brown sugar, caramel and toffee least of all. Hops and bitterness way out of the way. This was super enjoyable, never hot.

A very fine beer.

 536 characters

Photo of brycevolk
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.32/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Federal Bar in North Hollywood, CA.

Pours a murky orange-brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, rum, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with toast, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, rum, and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer that is tasty and super easy to drink.

Serving type: on tap.

 624 characters

Photo of Double07Inc
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of zestar
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of sillyhed8
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mig100
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Calico - Rum Barrel-Aged from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 14 ratings