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RATINGS: 680   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MSBrindbergs (475) - Solna, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2014
Fat på Flying Scotsman Inn. Klar mörkgul. Doftar malt och lite avloppsvatten, typisk Kölsch? Nja, glorifierad pilsner i princip. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1467) - Arizona, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Clear Light yellow golden with a nice white head. Earth, Grass, Hay. Light toasty malty. Light spicy. Fairly dry. Low bitterness. Light and easy. Nice character for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
monkeychugg55 (929) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Very carbonated clear gold with a big white head. The aroma is a mix of wheat, fruity esters, and some floral noble hops. The flavor is very tangy, with some sweet malt and very light hops. Finishes sweet, tangy, and fizzy. Not like a pils or a pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (4843) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Clear brilliant golden with a fluffy thin white head. Big earthy grassy nose with a gentle touch of lagered biscuit. The lagery biscuity cracker flavor is really big up front with some herbal and grassy hoppy resin whispering through the finish. Begins like a big kolsh, finishes like a malty but crisp pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sailracer (419) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle. This wasn’t a bad beer- it was drinkable and I enjoyed it, but there wasn’t anything really memorable about it. There was a mild wheat flavor, not much in the way of hops.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8344) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle. Starchy paper malt and American hop citrus / orange / lemon with a strong note of dead yeast. Honey sweet malt with medium to light bitterness. Medium body and dull carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy00 (186) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Nice yellow pour with a frothy white head. Aroma of sweet citrus and a bit of malt, flavor matches aroma. Very sessionable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bkurtz (899) - PERU - OCT 13, 2014
Bottle - Pours a hazy golden/orange with a grassy aroma. Nicely carbonated, good mouth feel, and quite complex flavors. A little bitterness on the finish, good overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonnyguns (1094) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2014
On tap at Ballast Point brewery. Pours light orange with small white head. Nose is quite yeasty, banana tones coming through. Taste is kinda like a hoppy pilsner. Solid but not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1502) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2014
Pours orange gold with lots head lots of lacing. Nose is cereal and light fruit. Flavours of stone fruit, Cheerios and maybe a hint of dough. Taste light sweet light bitter. Medium/light body with lively carbonation.

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