California Amber | Ballast Point Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,444 Ratings
California AmberCalifornia Amber
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Calico Copper Amber Ale

Added by xlperro on 04-10-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,444
Reviews:
464
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
10.44%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
235
For Trade:
0
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Photo of zkoehn
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Strigiform_Witness
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stortore
3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle into a tulip glass. Had 2/1/17.

Pours a medium amber color, a little reddish in the light, mostly clear with a one and a half inch head and a decent amount of soapy lacing. The smell is malt, resiny hops, yeast, light citrus- grapefruit, light caramel and butterscotch. Tastes of malt, grapefruit, pine resin, caramel. A good amount of hop bitterness throughout. peaking about midway. Smooth, well carbonated, a decent body.

Good aroma, decent flavor, well balanced. I don't know, it's good, but just kind of simple and uninspired. Even if my rating doesn't indicate that.

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Photo of Wizzle32
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wheels2532
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of csfcmitchell
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nobledust
3.29/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Coltron23
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CMC73
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cramerican
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cavanzant
3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RandyBoBandy
2.96/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of raylpendleton
3.31/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MHJeff06
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stillyman11
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of q33jeff
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

**
06/24/2015

Bottle to pint glass.
Appearance is dark brown, clear.
Aroma is very light.
Taste is barley, honey, brown sugar, caramel. Very nice.
Feel - Medium to low carbonation.

A good beer.


**

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Photo of thalador
3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DarkSideOfTheMoon
4.11/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Let me preface this by the claim by classico kitchen bar in el paso that this beer was Sculpin ipa. Clearly it was not as i've had sculpin many many times. Anywho, this 24 oz amber pour is quite good (as can be expected from BP). Sweet caramel malts are very present but not overpowering. Very drinkable amber.

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Photo of Ben1313
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MightyMonk
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not a bad beer.
Hop/malt balance overall pretty good
would drink again

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.53/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of deanhead
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of anon
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A local shop had multiple bottles of Celebrator in their $9,99 pick a six bin. After a couple of those and some Odells this seemed the most interesting.
I could session this during a summer night if I wanted something with some sweetness but not too heavy.
Soft white head that lingers as does the lacing over an orange red translucence.
Bit of malt and hit of hops but not that aromatic
Hops and sweetness on the front of the mouth and crisp almost cleaning on the back
More texture here than I'd expected
Altogether a pleasant surprise, then again most BP beers without odd flavors tend to be tasty.

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California Amber from Ballast Point Brewing Company
3.83 out of 5 based on 1,444 ratings.
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