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RATINGS: 794   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, 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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4.1
   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (3413) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Bottle: Beautiful amber pour, great clarity and thick creamy tan head. Nose is moderate floral hops, a little pine, and caramel malts. Ample bitterness, but enough caramel malt to soften the impact. A bit floral and earthy. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (2507) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2016
355 mL bottle. Translucent Amber with a small but foamy head. Nice lacing. Resin, brown sugar and a touch of orange in the nose. Nice malty flavour adds caramel to the mix. It finishes with a touch of earthy hops. Mild bitterness. Sorta half way between a British Amber and some of the hoppier American versions. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
closey22 (1633) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2016
Brown with slight beige head; little sweet aroma; flava is blend of malt with some fruit; feelsedoum with foamy fizz; finishes tangy dry mildly roasty

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kambei70 (946) - - AUG 9, 2016
Pours a brownish amber with a head somewhere between off-white and tan. Floral hop aroma up front. Fades a bit during the session lending to more caramel and biscuit aromas. Caramel malt flavour with some alcohol as it warms. Medium bodied with a rich mouthfeel and an off-sweet finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerowulf (89) - , Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2016
Bottle into English pint. Smooth malt mouthfeel with a slight hop bitterness, then continue yes to finish smooth. Light lacing. Aroma of raisins. One of the better ambers Iíve had.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (8051) - Indiana, USA - AUG 5, 2016
Draft to taster at The Pint Room. Looks solid; a completely transparent caramelish orange with foamy off-white head. Smells malty with notes of fruity hops, ale yeast, and a touch of toast. Tastes like it smells with a mildly bitter medium-bodied mouthfeel. Solid, but unmemorable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2544) - Richmond, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2016
Tap at Sparkling City on Tap festival. Clear dark amber; off-white lacy head. Aroma of biscuit, caramel, dark fruit and some citrus. Taste is moderately sweet malts and fruit with mild bitterness. Medium bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (3180) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with white head. Piney, resiny hop, caramel, toast aromas. Resiny, piney, herbal hop, bread flavors with a caramel malt backbone. Itís been awhile since Iíve had a good red. A good change up.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SPDickerman (1163) - Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2016
Pours clear amber with a small off-white head. Smells faintly minerally and of malty sweetness. Taste is malty and hints of earthiness. Light-bodied with a wet texture and average mouth-carbonation, Ballast Point California Amber finishes with a lingering dryness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (1401) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2016
Pours a dark amber with a foamy white head. Aroma is fruit, caramel, bread, biscuit, and some herbal and earthy hop notes. Flavor is caramel, biscuit, dark fruit, and earthy hops. Has soft carbonation, a medium body, and light bitterness. Very good.


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