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RATINGS: 718   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, itís the American hops that give this ale a distinct bite and floral aroma that have earned it just about every major beer medal.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3926) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 31, 2007
Bomber from Bottle Barn; nose of grassy hops with some toffee; copper with a medium beige head; flavor is nice light hop bitterness with some background caramel. Nice Bitter!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Canadianlush (169) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2007
One of the better oneís I sampled on my trip to San Diego. Poured a robust amber color with good head. Strong aroma and taste. Very hoppy with strong flavor of roasted malts. A good choice.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (10840) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2007
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, tasted malt and a hint of fruitiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of toasted malt, carmel and a hint of cocoa with a smooth bitter finish.

3
   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 (3398) - Branson, Missouri, 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 (5738) - 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 (5535) - 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 (2412) - 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.


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