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RATINGS: 787   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 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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Chronoflash (76) - New York, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Poured from a twelve ounce into a tulip, she’s a moderately hazy brown brew, with a large two-inch khaki head with a long life and moderately dense lacing. Aroma is malty sweet caramel with some toastiness. The hop aroma is overall subdued, but generally resinous until the head falls, when light spiciness is evident. One swig and it’s obvious that she’s a deeply malty brew: Like caramel and toffee poured over granola. The hop taste is very low (some citrusy spiciness), though the bitterness is mild in the middle and moderate in the finish. It’s all well masked by the malt. She doesn’t weigh too much on the palate, but I’d say a couple notches below thin syrup--about moderate body. An impressive amber ale, not for hopheads (for flavor or aroma), but a well balanced malty-bitter ratio for the style, tending towards malty. Mmm, caramel in beer form.

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 isn’t amber at all! It’s 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 I’m 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 I’ve ever had.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (2258) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2013
Nice! Pours brown/amber with lots head lots head. Nose is a bit tobacco and toffee. Notes of fruit, English tea, some cereal nd tons of earthy bitterness. Full body with lively bitterness and a balanced dry finish. Lively carbonation. Great beer!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shoulderbroken (3523) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 30, 2013
Tap at CBM Awajicho. Dark amber colour, golden head. Aroma is lightly spicy, bit of funk, light cat pee, citrus, nice and hoppy. Taste is great, somewhere between a brown ale spiciness and citrusy ipa. Bit of sour cream and chive, grapefruit. Really nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2002
This is a very well balanced and easy to drink beer. the color is a great amber and the aroma is fantastic with scents of bitter hops and a great yeast aroma sneaking in too. the palate is smooth. the flavor is more complex than i had expected. the malt is woderfully rich but not overwhelmingly so and the hops compliment the malts extremely well, excellent balance. Finishes very clean.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2003
Excellent looking beer!Amber colored beer,with a bone white,head.Very small bubbles are tightly woven. Grassy/grapefruit,bready malt aromas.Very soft/creamy mouthfeel.Perfect carbonation.Great malt/hop balance. Very satisfying and filling.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2003
Very nice copper color. Small quickly diminshing off-white head. Nice spicy malt aroma. Hops are there but take a back seat to the malt. Nice malt and hop balance. Medium body with a crisp finish. I really like this one. Much more like an ESB than an Amber. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Poured a ruby-orange with thick off white head that lingered thru most of the glass and left great lacing. Nose was a pleasnt mix of malty dark fruit, toasted nuts and honey with a hint of hopy citrus fruit. Mouthfeel was full, slightly tingly and almost chewy, and the taste picked up the flavors of the nose perfectly. Rounded off to a long, pleasant finish with a great aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Big, thick, bubbly head when poured into my snifter glass. Has a dark amber color with a big aroma of malts and hops. Has some slight tart notes, but nothing too overpowering. Smooth flavors of hops and malts attack the palate, which make for quite the drinking experience.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
strap (721) - Sindelfingen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2013
Reddish brown pour with little head. Sweet aroma. Slightly fruity taste with decent hopping. Malty yet refreshing. Comparable to Rogue Dead Guy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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