Ballast Point Calico Amber Ale

Type: American Amber/Red Ale
  • Brewed by: Ballast Point Brewery
  • Availability: Year-round
  • Additional beer information
  • Region Available: West Coast
  • Aroma: Hoppy
  • Aroma Description: Flowers / Perfume / Herbs / Grass
  • Serve at Temperature: Ice Cold
  • Container: Shaker Pints and Tumblers
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  • 05.50% 
  • 2459/3686 
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Inspired by traditional English ESBs, our Calico Amber Ale is as American as it could be. A rich complexity comes from four types of malt—but it’s those distinct American hops that offer a crisp bitterness and unique floral aroma.
To round out our traditional-English-yet-very-American Amber Ale, we use a proprietary yeast to develop a fruity, Madeira-like richness. Try one today, and find out what a gold medal beer tastes like!

Availability Year-round in 12oz, 22oz, & draft. Bitterness 45 IBUs. Alc. by Vol. 5.5 %. Serving Temperature 38-45 degrees F.

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  • Aug 17, 2010
    thebadfrogger (95)Rank: Beer AficionadoGroup: Fall beer lovers
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    Poured a hazy amber/copper color. Decent tan head with good retention and lacing.
    Aroma is more malty than anything. Caramel, toffee, buttery notes. Hops are a little piny, mostly floral and a touch of citrus.
    The taste is very balanced here. Good toasted malts, caramel and toffee followed by a light hop bitterness. Finishes clean with a little grapefruit citrus.
    Smooth, a little creamy and medium bodied. A little toward the high end on the carbonation but goes down very easy.