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RATINGS: 688   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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, 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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2300) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2008
the beer is a pleasant and deep amber and it rolls well into the glass. the head is equally tart and tangy and the body is rich and full. this beer has a powerful hop character that is citrusy to grapefruit rind. the malt is recessed due to the hearty hop profile, but you can detect a pleasant mild sweetness. that sweetness does have a nice fruit punchy component to it. overall somewhat unbalanced but, hey whaddaya want you’re here in a power brew. seemed the alcohol would be a bit higher. an over the top amber that works and takes amber to a more interesting level.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brewsmith (148) - Torrance, California, USA - MAR 16, 2008
From a 22oz. bomber purchased locally. Appearance - Copper, amber with a tan head.half-inch tan head. Clear. Aroma is of floral hops, toast and caramel. Flavors are citrus and pine hops, followed by toasted biscuit followed by a little caramel. The backend flinshes to lemony bitterness in the hops. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, and fairly dry. Fairly easy drinking. Overall, an average American Amber. The hop flavor cuts through too much of the complex malt.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2008
22 oz bomber-Pours a clear amber color w/a slight foamy head & good lacing. Aromas of toffee & caramel. Strong, bitter malt flavor w/traces of caramel, toffee, roasted almonds, & some hop bite. Long bitter finish. Solid Amber, not spectacular.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2008
22 oz bottle from Liquor Outlet. Amber in color. Aroma: citrus and floral hops, some toasted malts and dry biscuity malts. Taste is caramel and toasted malts with a moderate citrus and floral hop presence. Medium bodied, finishes light to moderately bitter. A clean, well made amber.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
steview (1029) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 20, 2008
a hoppier amber than i expected (last one i had is Slo Brewing’s Amber), but still good; like an american pale ale trying to be an amber... overall not what i want, but drinkable, of course; the pine and grapefruit overwhelmed me and i felt like i was trying to taste two different styles--how about some different hops to let out the malts?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eaglefan538 (2911) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Bottle from doubleo. Pour was typical for the style nice head and lacing, amber in color. The aroma was caramel and some piney type hopes. The flavor was caramel, piney hops, some citrus, and some bittering hops too. A touch of earthiness helps keep the finish dry, clean, pretty drinkable, although the body was rather full for an amber. Thanks, Kyle!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2074) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2008
had this one in san diego. pours a bubbly, dark amber, thin off-white head, okay lacing. smell is roasted malt, hops, touch of citrus. taste is creamy, malts, slight tin, some bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Surprised I haven’t rated this yet. Had it at a superbowl party today. Pretty decent amber not much special but drinkable and easy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5213) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 27, 2008
At BP. An amber pour with a nice tan head and lace. Very nice clean hops aroma controls the nose. Hops power the flavor whti hints of caramelly malt. Carbonation a litte hot and palate just a tad thin. I thought this was an amber as I rated it and thought man this is the way all ambers should be. My last note was: More hops than the ambers I’m used to I think everyone should use’em like this:)

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2008
Bottle via homebrew swap. Thanks! Lightly cloudy orange/amber, thin white head. Nose is fruit, dusty malt, almost rye. Ice tea hops, malt. Flavor is fruity & malt, bitter but not quite burnt. Lemon/citrus iced tea. Sweetness grows in the finish.


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