California Amber
Ballast Point Brewing Company

California AmberCalifornia Amber
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From:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
 
California, United States
Style:
American Amber / Red Ale
Ranked #84
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
85
Ranked #20,893
Avg:
3.78 | pDev: 10.58%
Reviews:
475
Ratings:
1,480
Status:
Active
Rated:
Tuesday at 10:04 AM
Added:
Apr 10, 2002
Wants:
  67
Gots:
  256
Formerly Calico Copper Amber Ale
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Reviewed by Lexluthor33 from New York

3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Medium amber with nice head and lace
aroma of caramel, malts with some hops and fruit.
taste of caramel, toffee, malts with sweetness and mild fruit hints and a touch of citrus.
Tuesday at 10:04 AM
 
Rated: 3.68 by minterro from California

Dec 12, 2023
 
Rated: 2.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Aug 18, 2020
 
Rated: 2.5 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 16, 2020
 
Rated: 1.68 by Reen from Washington

Dec 21, 2019
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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
On tap at ballast point

Clear deep copper, white foam ring

Aroma of malts , sweet

Brown malt ale taste , slightly sweet

Not a hop bite

Good beer
Mar 22, 2019
 
Rated: 3.77 by KMcGrath from Massachusetts

Dec 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Mattias from Sweden

Oct 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.67 by Eychung from New York

Sep 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.87 by flek from Massachusetts

Aug 11, 2018
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Reviewed by Martin194 from Iowa

3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Look: Clear amber, with a light tan head.

Smell: Hops, caramel, slightly roasty, nutty hints.

Taste: Sweet, roasty malts, more of the nutty undertones, a bit of a tang almost like fruit - plum maybe? - and some dry hoppy bitterness.

Feel: Mild carbonation, kind of a creamy feel, leaving a dry, warm aftertaste.
Aug 09, 2018
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Reviewed by Jbbdrinker from Texas

3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Hazy copper color with thin white head. Slight carmel and hop aroma. The carbination is mild leaving a roasted malt cream body which is balanced with a generous bitter hop after flavor. A touch nutty and smokey in the finish.
Aug 02, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado

Jul 16, 2018
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Reviewed by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours semicloudy red with a small off white head. Smells of darker roasted grain with slight fruity notes. Tastes of sweet darker roasted grain with slight caramel. Beer is medium bodied but still very easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, an above average beer.
Jun 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by mrcraft from California

May 19, 2018
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A-Pours a light copper color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has hoppy and piney hints
T-The taste follows the nose with hoppy and piney flavors
M-A light bodied decently carbonated beer
O-A nice amber ale
May 14, 2018
 
Rated: 3.71 by WickedBeer from Alabama

Apr 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.79 by emwilke from Nevada

Mar 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.22 by TheCrowsEye from California

Mar 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.92 by Kurmaraja from California

Mar 16, 2018
California Amber from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 1480 ratings