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RATINGS: 645   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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, itís the American hops that give this ale a distinct bite and floral aroma that have earned it just about every major beer medal.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Draft at San Clemente Pizza Port. This tasted more like an amber ale than an ESB to me. There wasnít much flavor besides the normal dull caramel malt in most amber ales.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alexanderj (3267) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2009 Rerate. sampled at Obriens, same general impressions. (For the style this was good; Iím just not a huge fan of the style. Poured a reddish amber; aroma of toffee and slight citrus hops. Flavor was about the same; dry finish.)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2007
Roasted nutty toffee aroma accompanied by some crisp citrus hops. Pours a red amber color with a small thin white head. Flavor is nice medium bitter hops with a roasty toffee malt backbone. Finishes crisp and mildly dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
iradog (32) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 10, 2007
Pours a medium amber color with a medium white head. Arom is malty with slight citrus smell. It has a good amount of hops and finishes clean.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 6, 2007
Tasted at Ballast Point. Orange brown with thin creamy white head. Sweet slightly fruity aroma. Bready taste with a bitter dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2277) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Pours a clear reddish copper color with a medium white head. Sweet malty aroma with hints of citrus, caramel, and bread dough. Taste is light malty with hints of citrus, caramel, bread dough and nuts. Very tasty and refreshing. Another great product from Ballast Point.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2007
Bottle: Pours a clear copper color with a light tan head. Aroma, stale caramel and bready malts, some light citrus. Flavor, caramel, some biscuit notes, kinda doughy, some nutty notes.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Nice radiant amber color with a creamy white head. Scents of citrus, pine and notes of honey. Not overbearing and just pleasant enough fits this aroma profile. Balanced flavor of hops with the smooth malt flavor nicley blended . Great character as it ends a little sweet and fruity. This beer just makes you wanting for more. Very appetizing and quaffable. The quest for the perfect amber ale just may end here.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 25, 2007
Bomber share with my brother (Vac) and zug4abby upon my arrival in SD. Poured amber with a creamy off-white head that is lasting and leaves nice rings down the glass. The aroma found caramel, milk chocolate, hints of honey, and almost a floral hint. The flavor is much the same with caramel, hints of chocolate and hops backed with light spices. Medium body and dry texture. Nice start to my week in San Diego!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (3747) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 21, 2007
22 oz bomber thanks to padrefan78. Poured a nice clear rusty copper color with a small foamy white head, looked a little thin and slightly to much carbonation for my taste. Aroma is caramel malt and slight honey. Palate is a little dry and flavor is not as sweet as the aroma would lead one to believe. Average beer with nothing special going on.


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