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RATINGS: 793   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7115) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 19, 2002
Color of amber, small head. Nice and drinkable. One of those brews that make you fell good!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - SEP 5, 2002
Malty, fruity aroma, faint tea leaves and spices, some hop as well. Bright, clear amber color (almost orange), little to no visible effervescence and a very slight head. Flavor has a good bit of honey-toasted malt sweetness, but also that unmistakable Cascade citrus hop juiciness. Good blend of malt and hop flavors, they both seem to just trade off, endlessly. Even the aftertaste is this way. Pretty good for a warm night.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2003
Pours nice amber color with little head. A bit sweet for a bitter but a nice amber ale.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mjg74 (2973) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 25, 2005
Pours a reddish/copper sort of color. Aroma is quite malty with a bit of hops present. Has a malty flavor up front with a hint of sweetness. Turns bitter and a few hops show up at the back end.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2005
Warm amber body with medium carbonation and a soft, slowly receding beige head. Aromas of toast and caramel with notes of brown sugar, cinnamon, and earth. Flavor is of abundant hops and overtoasted malt. Finish is semi-dry with firm bitterness and some grainy astringency that detracts. Medium-full body with good texture. This is fair overall but not great. Thanks DarkElf.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2005
In trade from Brandon.Pours a deep amber with a thin layer of big bubbly foam.It is nice looking glass of beer. Has a very complex nose as at first sniff I was impressed with the hopiness but soon realized I had much more than that on my hands( or in).Has some of the same aromas as some Barley Wines.Some caramaels and malty richness. Flavor was much more laden with hops with not much of the caramels come out but still a very good session beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2005
Draft @ Ballast Pt.: Mostly clear deep amber color. Aroma of light toffee with some fruit making and appearance. Caramel malty flavor with a long bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Draft from early Dec tasting. Coppery pour, clear, with moderate head. Caramelly malt aromas and flaovrs, laced with a decent amount of somewhat citrusy and touch woody hops. Decent bitter bite to finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 12, 2006
Draught at Homebrew Mart next to Ballast Point: Uh, amber color, thin tan head. Nose of earthy hops and balanced caramel. Some starchy bitterness in the flavor. A bit of a metallic soapy tail. Decent amber, nice body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 5, 2006
A very nice amber ale. 22oz bottle from Bev Mo in La Mesa. Pours a medium copper color with a light off white head. Nose of some malts, hops, some vanilla and pine as well. Flavor is malty with some hop overtones.


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