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RATINGS: 800   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A rich, copper ale with a case full of gold medals.
Our California Amber takes its inspiration from traditional English ESBs. Four types of malts give it a bold complexity, and our proprietary yeast strain lends it a fruity, madeira-like richness. However, itís the American hops that give this ale a distinct bite and floral aroma that have earned it just about every major beer medal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerowulf (91) - , Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2016
Bottle into English pint. Smooth malt mouthfeel with a slight hop bitterness, then continue yes to finish smooth. Light lacing. Aroma of raisins. One of the better ambers Iíve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (8194) - Indiana, USA - AUG 5, 2016
Draft to taster at The Pint Room. Looks solid; a completely transparent caramelish orange with foamy off-white head. Smells malty with notes of fruity hops, ale yeast, and a touch of toast. Tastes like it smells with a mildly bitter medium-bodied mouthfeel. Solid, but unmemorable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2630) - Richmond, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2016
Tap at Sparkling City on Tap festival. Clear dark amber; off-white lacy head. Aroma of biscuit, caramel, dark fruit and some citrus. Taste is moderately sweet malts and fruit with mild bitterness. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (3220) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with white head. Piney, resiny hop, caramel, toast aromas. Resiny, piney, herbal hop, bread flavors with a caramel malt backbone. Itís been awhile since Iíve had a good red. A good change up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SPDickerman (1193) - Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Pours clear amber with a small off-white head. Smells faintly minerally and of malty sweetness. Taste is malty and hints of earthiness. Light-bodied with a wet texture and average mouth-carbonation, Ballast Point California Amber finishes with a lingering dryness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (1445) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2016
Pours a dark amber with a foamy white head. Aroma is fruit, caramel, bread, biscuit, and some herbal and earthy hop notes. Flavor is caramel, biscuit, dark fruit, and earthy hops. Has soft carbonation, a medium body, and light bitterness. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoponmate (155) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 3, 2016
A rather delicious amber ale. Has quite an uplifting taste. Quite a fruity conponent makes it almost a hybrid between an amber and a pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
explosivedog (363) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 3, 2016
330ml bottle. Biscuit notes but a ton of fruit too. Perfectly pleasant but nothing too exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vells (1608) - RÓga, Latvija, LATVIA - JUN 17, 2016
Nice caramel maltiness, bit bready, noticeable hop presence,grapefruit. Light sweetness with light bitterness. Quite simple, but well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melnis (492) - LATVIA - JUN 17, 2016
Aroma: protams karamelite, skidrais iesals, rozines, mazliet kada plumite. Garsa: nedaudz saldens, sarkana iesla garsa, piladziitis. Tiikams

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