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RATINGS: 783   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, 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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mjp12 (1315) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
Nice twist on esb style, with a handful of hops to cut through the thick malt layer. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
samsmith33 (772) - - JUN 24, 2015
Aroma is very light. Taste is barley, honey, brown sugar. Very nice. Appearance is dark brown, clear. Medium to low carbonation. A good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
johnnymusky (856) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2016 Liked this one nice caramel and light malt hops come through at the end...i would do again..(#512)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (1229) - Iowa, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Draft at Lazy Dog in San Diego. Pours clear brown amber with tan head. Nose and taste is toffee and caramel. Some bitterness in the aftertaste. Good amber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlasgowTAD (1289) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 11, 2015
Pours a deep brownish amber colour. Aroma is toffee and caramel. Taste is caramel, toffee and butterscotch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2845) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015
Keg at Brewdog, Shepherds Bush, London. An amber coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Hoppy, malty, caramel aroma. Tastes similar, hoppy, malty, slightly fruity, caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 20, 2015
Gorgeous lustrous coppery colour with a carpet of cream coloured head and lots of sparkle. Aromas of stonefruit - nectarines and peaches as well as pine-resin. The body is medium to full and is enhanced by dessert flavours and punchy bitterness. The bitterness sees a lengthy finish that rewards.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBunker (962) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2015
12oz bottle. Pours dark red/amber with a foamy beige head. Aroma is of hops, grass, caramel, and malt. Some citrus in there as well. Taste is of grassy hops and citrus. It is balanced out by a bready malt backbone. Lingering grassy taste. Has an underlying fruit taste that comes through more as it warms. Mouthfeel is medium, and slightly creamy. Body is medium, and heavily carbonated. Drinks very easy. Really good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2015
This is an amber beer that has a nice taste and is well balanced overall. Its not too hopppy or too malty. Good mix.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (6056) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2015
355ml bottle. Minimally cloudy, wonderful red amber colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Fruity, hoppy aroma has notes of dark berries, cherries, hints of juniper berry spiciness, a touch of artificial, sugary fruitiness. Taste is moderately sweet caramel malty, hints of toffee, a good amount of hop bitterness, hints of artificial jelly baby cherry aroma. Ballast Point delivers regularly beers with an almost unique intensity of flavours, leaving me behind with a remainder of scepticism, as sometimes has been the case after dining at a star awarded restaurant, asking myself if this intensity of flavours is achievable using exclusively, albeit the best, natural ingredients. Howsoever, too flattering sweet in this case anyway.

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