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RATINGS: 775   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Editor’s Note: Previously known as Yellowtail Pale Ale

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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
suurjuust (2854) - ESTONIA - MAY 27, 2016
Bottle shared by Mart. Pale yellow beer, white head. Nose is grain, malt, grass. Flavor is slightly floury, lagerish, grains, malt. Finishes with grass and grainy malt, lingering grainy sourness. Quaffable, but forgettable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WillemsUrenkel (1471) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAY 10, 2016
Pint on draft at a seafood restaurant in San Diego. Light unclear orange in the glass, small foamy white head. More malt and grassy on the nose. Taste starts like a malty Pilsener, grassy and some hop bitterness. Less fruity. Later hints of marzipan in the aftertaste. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2016
Pours a golden yellow/amber. Aromas of lemon, grains, celery. Flavor is crisp, dry, sweet malt, and a mild hop.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jake65 (3445) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Bottle. Pours a bright golden color, vibrant, topped with a thick layer of white head. Aroma of grassy hops and Malty sweetness. Tastes mostly sweet, nominal bitterness, and a little earthy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
markas101 (2295) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2016
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI. Pale gold, slight haze. Mild sweet pepper aroma. Cereal grain and honey flavour. Long finish. On the sweet side for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WillRunForBeer (2269) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2016
12oz bottle from the back of my fridge. Probably a few months old... I think it was a gift from Erin and Dave. Thanks! Pours copper gold with an off white head. Aroma is lemon, light grains, honey, floral. Flavor is honey, light grains, a touch of lemon and some peppery spice. No flaws.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hfmejias (1270) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2016
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured golden, clear with a nice abundant white head and spotty lacing all over. Aroma mostly malts and grain, some lemon and some floral hops. Taste is sweet and pretty much follows the aroma, grain, yeast, malts and some citrus notes. Good beer, very easy to drink, quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andrew196 (1441) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2016
Golden yellow, clear with a nice eggshell head. Aroma of sweet, yet slightly peppery corn. Pretty thin on the tongue, sweet, mildly slick, grains and apples.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
k0mpsa (2464) - Tuusula, FINLAND - APR 2, 2016
Bottle. Hazy yellow color, white head. Balanced aroma has malts, some fruitiness and hops. Balanced malty taste, some hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (1183) - Xiamen, CHINA - MAR 26, 2016
355ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma of malt with grain. Mostly sweet finish. A little thin.

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