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RATINGS: 773   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   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.


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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jamesthebrit (415) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2013
A: This beer isnít amber at all! Itís like reddish orange. Nice head too it. I was very impressed when pouring this beer, perhaps partly due to low expectations for an appearance S: Smells surprisingly hoppy. T: Definitely more hoppy than what I was expecting but Iím not complaining. A very wet mouthfeel (this makes sense right?) really compliments the high hop content. A kick of malt in the finish, which is very smooth. Really great taste, and for the style, an amazing taste. Some slight citrus notes. P: Medium body and very wet on the palate. Carbonation is a little aggressive but not too bad. Overall this is a great beer. I picked it up solely because it had a fish on it, and I was not disappointed. Probably the most solid amber ale Iíve ever had.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (1963) - Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2016
Solid amberÖor ESB-thing. Murky amber colored. Malt sweetness hits upfront but has a nice sharp bitter finish. Balanced between the two. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Samtzu (39) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 24, 2016
330ml bottle. Pours a deep amber with little head. Malty nose with a slight yeast addition. Strong mouth feel with vibrant malt notes and fruity aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
puboflyons (2871) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2016
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Copper, amber, heady pour. Rich malt and caramel sweetness on the nose. Medium to above medium body. Bold malt sweetness in the taste with a mild bitterness to finish it off. True to the ESB style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4698) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2016
bottle. amber with one finger head. medium caramel malt with some crystal malt as well. moderate hops with light citrus and earthiness. American hopped ESB done up pretty well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
konungen (363) - - JAN 31, 2016
Schysst öl med en bra söt maltig smak med lite karamell och en lagom humlebeska. Lagom mängd kolsyra, trevlig och lätt att dricka! Inget som sticker ut utan en välgjord bra öl helt enkelt. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holtguy (151) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Iíd say the official deScription is spot on. Pours slightly hazy copper, aroma is mild malt to almost nonexistent. Flavor is English ESB up front, a little sweet, rich malty flavor, that progresses into the American hop presence. Mild bitterness and somewhat dry mouthfeel to finish, balanced nicely with the malt. Iíve never had Madeira, so canít say I noticed hints of that. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DandyWolfFloyd (977) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2016
Aroma - pungent hops, slight oak, and sweet malt. Appearance - body is slightly unfiltered, slightly hazed mahogany. The head about 1 3/4" and off-white. The head is fluffy and slowly settles. Decent lacing. Taste - has a crystal malt quality, with some slightly pungent hops. There is a sweetness about it, and also an oaky quality. Palate - body is medium, texture has a faint bit of oil, the carbonation is average, and the finish bittered.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gururyan (706) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 13, 2016
Finally got my hands on a nice variety of fresh Ballast Point brews, and this was the surprise hit of the group. Good amber body with a quick bite up front, a hopped amber perhaps. Like this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
brownaler (478) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Faint hop aroma with the body of citrus with a bubbly palate. Incredibly refreshing beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
graham_murphy (541) - - DEC 22, 2015
Creamy and fruity in the malt and then fresh with some bitterness in the hops. Great version of an amber ale. Reminds me of 5am saint from BrewDog. I prefer both to traditional versions.


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