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RATINGS: 752   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.99/5   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chickencoop (188) - California, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Poured a clean amber , nice lacing. Smell was dominated by malts and a touch of citrus. The mouthfeel and the taste were very smooth and easy on the palate. This is a very drinkable beer, something that I could see pounding on the beach in San Diego all day, but I think it suffers from being overshadowed by the guys at Stone. It doesn’t stand out, but maybe that was the intentions, good beer though.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (5359) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2010
Location: On tap at the Brewery, Linda Vista Location, 1/7/10

Aroma: Floral notes, spice, citrus, and caramel
Appearance: Clear golden color, white head
Flavor: Some sweetness with light floral hops
Palate: Its a light bodied and drinkable beer
Overall Impression: This drinks nicely, its not bad, but not great, its just alright. You could certainly do worse, it makes for a pretty nice session beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgreb (409) - Marburg, GERMANY - JAN 23, 2010
on tap - orange golden beer with no foam. Aroma has a little bit of oranges. Flavour is malty sweet but a little bit too thin.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2010
22 oz bomber. poured yellow with medium head. very light, crisp and refreshing. Would be a good session pale. An all around average pale.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gorditoabd (629) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2010
Drank this one a while ago and failed to rate it at the time. It’s a pale ale, and a weak, watery, non-deScript one at that. Odd that this beer would be the most widely available one from a brewery that otherwise produces great stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (5277) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 4, 2010
Pours bright gold into a shaker. Soapy white head recedes to hug rim. Sweet and sour caramel aromas. Crisp and fruity with upfront caramel turning quickly to a sour summer fruit finish.

3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solsticebrew (61) - USA - DEC 29, 2009
Bottle, Honolulu. Nice aroma. Frothy white head, Creamy mouth feel. I noted a soapy taste, but other than that, I really like it. I could drink a few of these.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2729) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2009
Bottle. Malty sweet vegtable and cookies tasting base with a fresg american citrus hop touch in the finish. Kind of reminds me of the refreshing golden ales that Harviestoun produces. Nice american version of the Kölsch-style. Simple, elegant and unique.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2843) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2009
Bottle at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. An interesting cross over between a lager and APA. Nice pilsner background with refreshing american hops. Well balanced

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
thegreenrooster (3820) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2009
Pour is a hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is kinda citrus and grain. Deffinatly no hops show up. Flavor is again a little citrus, grain with an ever small hop profile. It says pale ale on the bottle and kolsch on here and i agree this is more a kolsch, an average one at best.


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