chrisafari (100) - Orange, California, USA - SEP 11, 2008
On Cask at Stone World Brewing Bistro and Gardens. Aroma of roasted and carmel malts, with a balance of hops. Pours opaque and deep amber/red/brown, nice full off-white head. Retention is good. Flavor begins with nice smooth roasted malt and finishes with a nice hoppy (pine/roasted nuts) throat. Very nice lacing. Medium body. Drinkability is medium-high, every sip begs you to take another. Really nice on cask. Throughout there is a nice balance between the malt and the hops, neither is too overpowering. Very well done Amber Ale, should be rated higher! Someister (17) - USA - FEB 6, 2011
Color is a beautiful amber, borderlining ruby red. The aroma is caramel, malts, and spicy hop character. Great balance with a sweet, lingering finish. Excellent amber ale, easily one of the best I have had. SPDickerman (1315) - 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. PugUglyBrewer (841) - - AUG 8, 2017
Lighter mahogany color with a big pillowy head of creamy off white foam. Has a kaleidoscope of characteristics that are earthy, floral, perfectly balanced caramel richness, and pleasantly dry with hardly any bite at all. A very full and yet soft amber ale. herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 24, 2002
Nice aroma with definate hop authority but an underlying sweetness that I cant place. Big mouthfeel with hops biting first and the malts coming through to level everything out. San Diego is becoming quite the beer hot spot. Easy drinking ESB.
SDalkoholic (2444) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 19, 2004
Dark reddish-amber with a small minimized head. Perfect blend of citrus and hint of vanilla or extract. Not a creamy palate but a smooth refreshign one that has me enjoying every sip. I’m like a fish with bait cuz now im hooked on Ballast Points fine amber ale. JoeyBeerBelly (34) - New York, USA - JUL 5, 2009
Fresh citrus hop aroma in this clear, (truly) amber ale. The head is off-white and on the smaller size but after it thinned to a light layer it still left a good deal of lacing.
The beer is very well balanced with bitter citrus being somewhat subdued by a solid roasted malt back bone.
shoulderbroken (4256) - 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.
MetalNHopHead (2269) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Ballast Point’s California Amber is a very good example of, well, the California Amber. This is a more hopped up version of a favorite American style. Sexy pour. Copper-amber color with a long-lasting tan head. Some caramel malt and piney Northwestern American hop aromas. Toffee, fruit, nut, and earthy hop flavors. Medium-bodied. Despite the extra hops, the finish is quick and clean. While it is a West Coast ale, I feel like a lot of folks could drink this without a problem. A great beer for a long drinking session. aphasialiu (59) - TAIWAN - SEP 28, 2017