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A rich, copper ale with a case full of gold medals. Our Calico Amber Ale 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, it’s the American hops that give this ale a distinct bite and floral aroma that have earned it just about every major beer medal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BiddleBrau (1001) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2008
Pours a brown/amber with dense tan head. Aroma is citrus and of pine hops with slight malt presence. Hop flavor is less citrus and more ‘piney’ and more bitter than I was expecting. Malt profile is there supporting the bitterness and helps temper a lingering aftertaste. Well balanced and complex for an American Amber. Nice job to Jack and the boys at Home Brew Mart.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleyin (14) - Murrieta, California, USA - JUL 27, 2008
22 oz bottle. Not a real pronounced aroma, Amber with creamy colored head. Good malt/hops balance. Citrus, caramel with a light to medium hoppy bitterness rebound that reminds a bit of IPA’s. My first Ballast Point taste. They’ve quite a rep and I want to discover why.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Palidor19 (3040) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2008
Not much to talk about, medium malts with some concentration of hops. it gives of a off flavor vibe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
nick76 (4302) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2008
The aroma is piny with citrus and caramel. The appearance is amber with a large tan head. The flavor is astringent and malty with plenty of hops. The palate is thin. Overall it’s average.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2008 22 oz. Clear copper amber in color with a nice off white fluffy head that left a nice lacing on the glass. Hoppy citrusy malty aroma. Caramel notes. Piney earthy, grassy hops. Malty caramel floral hoppy flavor. Full bodied. Finish is bitter. Sweet tasting. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2008
Dark clear amber, creamy off white head. Toasty pink grapefruit and earthy aromas warm to lighter notes of chocolate black tea and caramel. Earthed grapefruit flavors and kisses of pine balance well on notes of sweet toasted caramel grains. Light to medium bodied, light carbonation, soft bittersweet finish. Easy to put a few of these away…

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 15, 2008
120z bottle. The aroma was of light grapefruity hops, caramel, and toffee. Poured a clear dark orange color. The head was thick, rocky, and off white with good retention and lacing. Good looking beer. Medium bodied and slightly sweet without any significant hop bitterness. Spicy malt flavors came out up front with some brown sugar and flowery hops. Distinct graham cracker and some caramel emerged at the end. Solid amber. There’s a good chance that even a casual beer drinker would like this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3563) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 21, 2008
From a 22 oz bottle this poured an attractive copper color with off-white head and good lacing. Nose of caramel malts and floral and citrus hops. Smooth mouthfeel. Favor of light fruit and citrus and a long bitter finish. For its type, excellent, and one of the better ambers I have seen.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 17, 2008
22oz bottle. Clear red-amber color, average head with lasting foam. Malty and herbal/grass aroma. Nice full caramel maltiness with a spicy hop flavor that balances really well. Well, the aroma is a little bland and subtle, but the flavor has a really nice balance. Not amazing, but well done and really drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville. Dark red pour with a quickly dissipating medium head. Fruity malt aroma. Grainy taste balanced by a nice bitterness.

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