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California Amber | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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California AmberCalifornia Amber

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark amber body with a chunky cream-coloured head.

S: Strong orange rind and fudge combination.

T: Has the marmalade and the fudge but the sweetness is masked by a rindy bitterness, making it fairly dry. Malt character is undetectable.

M: Soft but lively effervescence.

O: It's no Sculpin but an enjoyable beer none the less.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle.

Dark amber brown with a towering beige head.

Aroma: fairly equal mix of hops and malts.

Flavor follows although the balance is a bit maltier.sweet light and medium roast malts with a touch of darker (chocolate?) malts.

O remarkable flavor for style. Recommended.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another solid brew from Ballast Point. It pours a beautiful rich amber color with modest head. The beer has a sweet malt aroma with just a touch of citrus hops. The taste is similar to the aroma. There is a strong caramel malt presence with a hop bitterness that is reminiscent of bitter citrus. Overall, I cannot say this is the best Amber Ale I have had; but, it is certainly one I'd grab again.

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California Amber from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 1,457 ratings
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