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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.


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3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tfratzke (56) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Sweet caramel and brown sugar on the nose. Deep copper color, creamy head. Taste is more sweet caramel to start, finishing piney and actually quite bitter. Very nice and balanced.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
loubar (79) - Los Gatos, California, USA - DEC 11, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Best Damn Beer Shop. Mild citrus, yeasty nose. Subtle flavor of citrus and grapefruit on a caramel malt base. Love the balance. Bitterness is pervasive with a dry finish. Good carbonation. Very well done and quite enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (656) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Supermarket Liquors. Appearance: 2+ fingers of tan head, copper color, clear, good lacing. Aroma: caramel malt, light citrus hops, grass, light fruit. Palate: medium light body, average carbonation, slight bitter and dry finish, slightly cloying, very smooth. Taste: sweet caramel malt, with a splash of grassy bitter hops coming in and rounding out the taste. Overall, balance is suberp, very drinkable, bold for an amber, very enjoyable. New favorite amber.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9925) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
Keg at BP Little Italy, 13/11/14. Rich amber with a good sized beige covering. Nose is bicuit, candied fruit peel, orange, tangy citric notes. Taste comprises caramel, citric notes, spice, darker fruits. Medum bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with lihgt hops. Ok amber.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (1979) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 18, 2014
On tap at Ballast Point Tasting Room. Pours dark copper. Slight off white head. Hoppy aroma. Bright. Some caramel. Pine resin. Finishes clean and dry. Nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2565) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting on a yacht at the Herzliya Marina. Thanks Excellent Little Brother for the delivery! Red with beige head, fruity aroma, bitter and a little fruity taste, medium body, long, bitter finish and fairly carbonated,

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1340) - Arizona, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Darker amber with a creamy off-white head. Good balance throughout. Bread crust, caramel, some fruitiness. Moderate hoppiness and bitterness. Fairly dry. Some pepperiness. Medium body. Good stuff.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bork (334) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Very dry brew with a tart fruitiness throughout. Sweet fruit aroma but rather low on flavor. Some bready maltiness. Bitter on the finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 13/20
miyauchi38 (354) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2014
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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths (8228) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle. Sugar cookie and fruitcake maltiness, somewhat toasty, more fruity-estery with notes of apple bake and sweet cherry. Peppery, cedar-like wood oil hop note with resin touches. Light body, semi-sweet with relatively strong bitterness. Starchy and husky in the mouth with a copper penny metal note in a bittersweet, watery finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (1501) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Aroma: heavy grain malts, some floral hops, spruce. Appearance: hazy amber, small, frothy, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters intensify, quite hoppy, lively carbonation, malty sweets coming up, getting dry in the finish. Overall: nice Amber Ale, nice hoppy flavors. Pint at Ballast Point Brewery, San Diego.


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