Cousin_Larry (485) - - MAR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer that launched Ballast Point. Our original Pale Ale is a rich golden brew, crafted with aromatic German hops and rounded out with a blend of American and Munich malts. While it’s hopped like a lager, we ferment it like an ale to create a smooth, bright taste that has just a hint of fruit and spice. It’s extremely drinkable, like a Kolsch should be, yet complex, like a good craft beer demands
AlfredoGarcia (94) - Santiago, CHILE - MAR 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. Good smell, but almost imperceptible! Appearance? meh. Bitter taste, very malty. I always have loved the Ballast Point packaging, I can even say that they’re my favorite. Mikkeller bottles are nice has well, but they’re too hipster. Ballast Point is something that the boat guy from "Jaws" would drink.
puboflyons (2393) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Yellow pour leading up to a short-lived white fizzy head. Good carbonation. The aroma is mildly grainy and cleanly hopped. Grassy. Muted. The body is about medium and creamy. The taste has a nice balance of pale malts and grassy hops. It is a pretty straight forward, highly drinkable Kolsch.
madvike (3054) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours clear golden with a filmy white head. Nose is real grainy with a bit of melon and light herbal/spicy hops. Taste is grainy and dry, with light herbal hopping and the same touch of honeydew. Lightly spicy grainy finish. The carbonation bites a bit with a slick medium body.
halfonit (1211) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a clear golden color with a thick white head. Aroma is of dusty malts, some metal, hops, wheat, and an ever so slightly skunked aroma. Carbonated palate. Flavors are of your typical German style pilsner. There’s a light malt and hop flavor up front. Corn, grain, wheat and metal are also present. Leaves a mild hop and malt finish. I’m honestly let down with this.
ajnepple (3001) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz single bottle from Tipsy’s Golden and pretty clear appearance with light sediment, active carbonation and a lingering whie head. Mild aroma of toasted grains, spicy hops, floral/herbal notes, light pepper, light fruits and some yeast. Similar flavor, crisp mild to moderate hop bitterness and a touch of malty sweetness. Light to medium body with ample carbonation and a light dry finish. Definitely drinks more like a kölsch than an APA.
arkurzynski (1693) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale amber. Nutty caramel malt and a weird citrus hopping. Flavor is watery caramel malt and more citrus/watery grapefruit. WTF is this. Not in-line with BP’s other great beers.
Bacterial (1985) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Odd. I was expecting a pale ale and the server said ’kolsch’ I thought he didn’t know what he was talking about. And hey, there it is right there on Ratebeer - its a kolsch apparently. This was fine, but I was looking for something hoppy and certainly did not find that here. Its a mild. Deceptive because of the name.
spatenfan (47) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle.
Very clean and refreshing pale ale. A fairly thin mouthfell, not a whole lot there.
Danyel (1308) - Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear orange with white head. Aroma is very fruity, tropical, lagerish, mango, citrus, spices. Taste is crisp, very fresh grainy, cereal, high carbonation, light bodied. Overall, okay.