California Amber | Ballast Point Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
1,451 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:
1,451
Reviews:
465
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
10.44%
 
 
Wants:
60
Gots:
238
For Trade:
0
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Photo of FLima
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark amber color with a thick one finger head with decent retention and leaving laces.
Nice aroma of biscuit and caramel malts, citrusy hops, muffled pine and American Yeast.
Bitter flavor of earthy and citrusy hops with notes of toasted malts, guaraná (any English hops here?), American yeast, grapefruits, tangerines, lemon, softened spices and English tea. Dry aftertaste with a long lasting pleasant bitterness.
Light to medium body with perfect carbonation.
Refreshing, bitter and tasty beer, just love this style. Perfectly balanced and incredibly easy to drink. Is this and American Amber Ale or an ESB with an American twist? Two very compatible styles anyway.

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Coppery colored with a lightly tan head, lacing was ok, clarity was slightly hazy.

Aroma and flavor are nicely malty. Malt is the big thing on this beer, with some good caramel malt notes and a touch of tangy, piney hops that bring a good balance to this ale.

The body is medium to slightly chewy, medium carbonation, slightly sweet, caramel malty finish.

I guess I originally mistook this for big-eye, one of their IPAs, but once I got it home I realized I hadn't tried it yet. Twas a good mistake to make, another tasty one from Ballast Point!

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3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Reddish-copper with a beige 2-finger head. Very long lasting lacing.

S - Dough and yeast up front with hints of sweet-caramel malt and pine.

T - Malt and dough with a touch of hops. Very balanced.

M - Medium body and carbonation, with a refreshing dry finish.

O - A very enjoyable and easy drinking brew. I'll be picking up more of this soon.

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California Amber from Ballast Point Brewing Company
3.83 out of 5 based on 1,451 ratings.
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