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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
JHeath99 (1314) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Tap at Lazy Dog. Pours a darker amber with thin off white head. Aroma heavy on the malts with bits of hops. Taste of mostly bitter hops, citrus is hiding in there too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mansquito (3930) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Left Hand Path, Brooklyn tap: Pours brownish amber with an off-white head. Aroma is citrus hops and plenty of caramelized sugars, malts, and flowers. Taste is exactly what one would expect from the aroma. Nice slightly sweet. Hops are somewhat dominant. This is what an amber ale should be all about. This doesn’t veer off into being an IPA, but stays with the style and gives it ample flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5667) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours copper amber, light peach, caramel, sweet toffee, juicy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSSteve (3906) - - JUN 13, 2014
bottle. clear orange/amber with medium beige head. orange syrup, caramel and bready toast aroma. toast, grains, bread and floral/citrus hop combination. a low-ish carbonation gives the impression of a fuller body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rollinsr (413) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JUN 12, 2014
Pours amber with tan head that has a slight orange tint. Aroma is hoppy citrus with only a few sweet malt notes coming through. Taste again is mostly bitter hops with a sweet citrus mellow aftertaste. There is a definite complexity that provide a new flavor unique to each progressive sip. Very good but a little too hoppy for an amber in my opinion.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
o_Merlin_o (191) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 23, 2014
On tap at the Ballast Point brewpub at Petco Park. Pours a molasses colored amber with slight head. Average lacing. Very little aroma, but what's there smells like molasses. Slightly sweet and sour palate. Honey noted in the definite molasses flavoring. A very drinkable beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (1766) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2014
Pours a nice amber color with off-white head. Malty bready notes, with some pine and citrus; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice cereal grain type note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2868) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained ivory head, with some lacing, over a clear, dark amber SRM 15) body.....nose is toasted malts, with cereal, biscuit, light toffee/caramel tones, hops give light pine, citrus, floral tones, no esters....taste is malt forward, dry with light toffee/caramel notes, cereal, toast, leading to pine, citrus, floral, lingering bitterness, minimal esters....mouth feel, medium body, slight astringency, clean, light acid finish. This is an American style Amber, with the American type hops dominating. The malts are present initially, but then the hops arrive. BJCP 7/3/15/4/6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2221) - California, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Brilliant reddish amber in color... Aroma of burnt caramel, fresh wort, light citrus hops... Flavor is rich burnt toffee, caramel, light citrus hop notes.... Crystal caramel malts dominate flavor... Decent for style, but not my favorite style...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2014
On tap at Big Texas Beer Fest. Amber pour with a white head. Aroma is nice and bready with some honey. Taste is spice, kinda bready, and toffee.

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