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RATINGS: 794   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   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
Wolfenkopf (188) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2016
The aroma is pretty active. Itís like malt and hops, but thereís a sweet fruit note in there, too. Oranges? Apricots? The head leaves much behind on the glass. The brew is a little darker amber than most ambers. The taste is quite alive with hops, orange peels, and grapefruit. Very vibrant and enjoyable. The palate is well treated. The carbonation doesnít slap you around and the aftertaste is minimal. This is a fantastic session brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (2309) - Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2016
Solid amberÖor ESB-thing. Murky amber colored. Malt sweetness hits upfront but has a nice sharp bitter finish. Balanced between the two. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Samtzu (165) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 24, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours a deep amber with little head. Malty nose with a slight yeast addition. Strong mouth feel with vibrant malt notes and fruity aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
puboflyons (3065) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2016
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Copper, amber, heady pour. Rich malt and caramel sweetness on the nose. Medium to above medium body. Bold malt sweetness in the taste with a mild bitterness to finish it off. True to the ESB style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4862) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2016
bottle. amber with one finger head. medium caramel malt with some crystal malt as well. moderate hops with light citrus and earthiness. American hopped ESB done up pretty well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
konungen (431) - - JAN 31, 2016
Schysst öl med en bra söt maltig smak med lite karamell och en lagom humlebeska. Lagom mängd kolsyra, trevlig och lätt att dricka! Inget som sticker ut utan en välgjord bra öl helt enkelt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holtguy (162) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Iíd say the official deScription is spot on. Pours slightly hazy copper, aroma is mild malt to almost nonexistent. Flavor is English ESB up front, a little sweet, rich malty flavor, that progresses into the American hop presence. Mild bitterness and somewhat dry mouthfeel to finish, balanced nicely with the malt. Iíve never had Madeira, so canít say I noticed hints of that. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DandyWolfFloyd (1020) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Aroma - pungent hops, slight oak, and sweet malt. Appearance - body is slightly unfiltered, slightly hazed mahogany. The head about 1 3/4" and off-white. The head is fluffy and slowly settles. Decent lacing. Taste - has a crystal malt quality, with some slightly pungent hops. There is a sweetness about it, and also an oaky quality. Palate - body is medium, texture has a faint bit of oil, the carbonation is average, and the finish bittered.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gururyan (715) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 13, 2016
Finally got my hands on a nice variety of fresh Ballast Point brews, and this was the surprise hit of the group. Good amber body with a quick bite up front, a hopped amber perhaps. Like this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
brownaler (532) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Faint hop aroma with the body of citrus with a bubbly palate. Incredibly refreshing beer.

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