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RATINGS: 776   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (3753) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Sampled at Lunar Brewing Co. from a bomber brought in by one of the regulars. Poured to a sampler/high ball glass, with a clear, golden color, modest, off white head foam that diminished to a small ring and film, and left some light ribbons of lacing. The aroma was light grain, mild fruit, and a touch of spice, with some light pils/lager hints. The flavor added some low hop bitterness in a rather light body, with light, finishing dryness. Clean and sessionable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Pours a pale straw yellow, nose is clean and crisp with just a hint of fruit salad and table sugar. Taste is very nice, clean, dry, no yeast esters, mild residual sweetness from pils malt. quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GMCC2181 (1591) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle from JoetheYounger... Poured into a pint glass... lots of carbonation... good head. Pale yellow color. Decent aroma of some wheat. Taste is a little on the boring side but for a kolsch its not bad. Clean crisp maltiness. Thin body... not much to say about it

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2010
Bottle from GBBF 2010. Pale orange gold, thin white head. Some subtle citrus hop aroma. Not the worlds exciting pale ale. Bit thin on the malts and some hop. Satsuma flavour on the finish. Nothing entirely wrong with it, but it’s not great to be honest.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (21861) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 22, 2010
Bottle in a Field at Cropredy ... golden amber ... big bubbly white head ... sweet mellow toffee malt ... fizzy pineapple fruit hop ... light dry toffee linger

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2010

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear medium orange yellow color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, light hay, moderate hoppy, citrus, peppery - anis seed. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100813]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (15296) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 13, 2010
Bottle. Good refreshing aroma, slightly fruity. Clear golden colour. Small frothy white head. The flavour is nicely fruity with a good citric hop note. Tastes good, but not a Kölsch in my book.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yngwie (16518) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2010
Bottle, 12oz, thx to fonefan. A clear, golden beer with a decent off-white head. Resiny, grassy hops in the aroma, some pale malts and hay. The flavor is pretty much the same, a fine bitterness finishes it. Medium body. A decent one, but a bit boring for my likings. 100813

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 6, 2010
A clear golden pour with lively carbonation but a very small white sudsy head. The aroma holds a really nice balance of caramel, toffee, and bready malts with some perfume-like floral notes. A slight resinous grassy note also comes through. The flavor is malt heavy with bready malts and caramel malts being dominant. Toffee and roast is slight, as is a grassy hop character. The palate is really nice- full for the style with fine bubbled, soft carbonation. The finish is very clean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2010
Clear golden with a big sustained white head... Nice lacing in the kolsch glass... Bready, grassy aroma with a subtle hint of citrus... Decent flavor up front, odd lingering flavor, grassy, slightly bready, no kick of citrus like the aroma... light body, easy drinking, not very crisp, no unnecessary sweetness...

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