Cornfield (5347) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Given the name, I was all set for an APA. Imagine my surprise to find myself drinking a bomber of Kölsch. Or, what Ballast Point chooses to call a Kölsch. It pours a bright yellow body with a combo foamy/rocky head. Doesn’t stick around for long. It has an aroma of pale malt, candy corn, freshly clipped grasses, and seltzer water. Fortunately the grasses from the nose translate into some bitterness to cut the sugary sweetness of the flavor. I just burped, and my mouth felt as though it was coated in saccharine. Definitely not the APA that I’d anticipated. Kölsch, either.
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DocLock (7445) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from beeronthewall. Hazy deep gold pour with splotchy off-white head. Aroma is pale malt, hopcitrus, tangerine. Tastes pale malty, hopcitric, with tangerine and black pepper noted in the flavor, and a crisp, smooth finish.
DubC5000 (303) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 5, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light in both flavor and character, this ale nonetheless displayed a pleasantly sweet, grassy hop profile with a strong starchy malt base. It might have been better balanced because the malt came off too strong at the end of each sip, with not enough real flavor in each sip. Beer was rather fizzy and pale straw in color.
swoopjones (5250) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ Cass St, San Diego. Pretty boring pale ale, no hop aroma or taste. I was expecting an APA not a Kolsh. Still bland as hell
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2007
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2007 Bottle from Irishboy. Thanks!
Pours an average yellow with an aroma of weak hops and anemic malt, followed by a mixture of Isopryl alcohol and vegetables. Flavor is stale candy with grassy hops in the finish. Watery mouthfeel. Not my cup of tea.
shakespeare33 (197) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle as part of 10 pack world market sampler. very light golden with a high frothy white head.. smells very light and airy no deep hints of flavor.. the significant presence of a subdued yeast seperates it from a pilsner and there is a slight tap of pungent taste at the end.. easy to drink, lacking hard hitting flavor but overall not bad
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mostly clear, light golden body. A large, foamy white head shows pretty good retention and leaves behind web-like lacing on the glass. The aroma is pretty light and crisp. Non-descript, pale, fruity malts meet light citrus and floral notes. It sports some bready yeast on the nose as well. The flavor is very much the same. Lightly sweet from the pale malts, yet grainy and mildly citric. The body is on the lighter side of medium, with a smooth consistency. Finishes pretty dry and crisp. Went well with my spicy sushi. Decent little hot weather beer here.
scoobysnak (328) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nothing wrong with this beer. I think the main problem is there is nothing exceedingly right either. Pretty run of the mill. Not bad by any means but just fails to impress.
hayduke (3130) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a 22 oz bottle this poured a clear gold with medium white head and light lacing. Nose of citrus and malts, and a bit of flowers. Mouthfeel light. Flavor was kind of bland, and showed mild hops and malts. Not much finish. Decent brew.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2008 9-22-07 bottle. Yellow color. Yeasty fruit aroma. Tastes a bit medicinal. Watery and a bit bland. Drinkable but not preferred.