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RATINGS: 717   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (6046) - Utah, USA - MAY 30, 2015
12oz bottle from The Bayou
Clear light golden with a medium sized white head, lots of lacing. Aroma is grassy, cereal and citrus. Taste is bready, light malts and grainy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badhack (413) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Straw/gold colored, soap bubbles, moderate carbonation. A little sweet but mostly light malt, toasted malt, cracker. Very floral aroma, finish is similar with some citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BroadestTom (162) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Aroma caramel, butterscotch, Appearance golden, amber, clear, white foam, Taste medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate medium body, average carbonation, Overall an average pale ale that I would suggest to a friend

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chalumeaux (384) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Poured from bottle clear orange pour with a thin white head. Aromas of yeast grass citrus and spice. Taste is bready with hints of slice and hop.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
aumentm (449) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2015
Very smooth pale ale that has a good hoppy complex and light golden look. You can smell the hops flowing from the beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arminjewell (8626) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2015
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, clear orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of grass, bread, biscuit, some spice, touch of yeasty notes with a slight earthy note as well. Taste was slight cardboard, grain, bread, some slight yeast into a bit of fruit, touch of grass, finishing slightly bitter. Guessing this was old, will rerate with new bottle in future.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
John25 (1069) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2015
Can. Clear dark gold. Slight lemon aroma with bready grain. Taste adds a hint of pineapple, corn, and honey. Very pilsnery. BO aftertaste. Not very drinkable. I'm not a fan. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike67 (927) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2015
12 oz can. Pours deep golden with tall, long-lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of Noble hops, bready malt and hint of citrus. Body is medium and smooth. Herbal hops and pale malt nicely balanced on the palate. Finish is medium, soft, slightly bitter. I could drink this whole day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerInHeaven (258) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2015
pours a slightly murky gold with a medium white head. Aroma is slightly skunky hay/grass. Taste is clean with some slight spice. Hint of lemon citrus. Not much hop presence. Some slight bitter fades in. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Koskela (404) - Marysville, California, USA - APR 13, 2015
I get a grainy and slightly sweet under notes from this orangy yellow but clear brew. It's a bit darker than a typical kolsch. It's kinda grainy like normal but it's overly sweet and the bitterness is a bit much in the aftertaste. It's a bit more full bodied than a typical as well. Overall it's not a bad brew but not a typical kolsch.

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