California Amber | Ballast Point Brewing Company

California AmberCalifornia Amber
BA SCORE
64.9%
Liked This Beer
3.78 w/ 1,456 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
Ranking:
#16,446
Reviews:
467
Ratings:
1,456
Liked:
945
Avg:
3.78/5
pDev:
10.32%
Alströms:
3.96
 
 
Wants:
61
Gots:
241
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,456 |  Reviews: 467
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Deep ruby, rocky off white head. Solid lacing.

S - Medium intensity tones of nuts, caramel and grassy hops.

T - More of the same from the nose. Malt forward with a sweet toasty character finishing with an astringent grassy hop character, really not my thing personally but very true to style.

M - Refreshing and quaffable.

O - Amazing take on the style.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of jsausley
3.64/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint Glass."

A: Nice dark amber red with hints of orange and brown. Significant head, little lacing, nice appearance.

S: Wheats, malts, lots of hops. Kind of a sweet caramel on top.

T: Initial flavor is standard for an amber, but it has a significantly large hoppy bitterness. Sweet caramel notes and lots of good roasted malt. Significant bitter aftertaste.

M: Smooth, crip and not too rich but drinkable.

O: Not a bad selection. It's a Boston Lager with more hops. Quite a nice, flavorful beer that's full of malt, caramel and hops. Solid B+.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

California Amber from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 64.9% out of 100 with 1,456 ratings
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