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RATINGS: 715   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (10501) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2008
Bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville. 2-finger head sits atop an orange-amber pour. Aroma is very corny with some sweetness and sweaty grain. Taste is grain, honey, green apple, and a touch of bitterness. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2008
Clear gold color with white head. Nose of cereal malts, honey and some floral notes. Flavor much the same as the aroma -- grainy, honey and a bit on the sweet side. Easy drinker for sure.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 25, 2008
12 oz bottle at Capital Ale House Downtown. Clear light golden with aroma of light grainey malts. Grainy malt and light honey flavors with some fruity yeast character. Bit of spicey hops. Medium to light body with low carbonation. Finish is moderately dry with a lot of bready character. Bitterness is there and is pushing a pale ale, but I would still classify this as a Kolsch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
holdenn (2088) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2008
12 oz bottle from Mass Beverage Lawrence, KS. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Sweet caramel malts in the aroma with no hops detected. The palate is watery with spritzy carbonation. Sweet caramel malts, slightly fruity with faded grassy hops. I’m surprised its listed as a kolsch, I just assumed it was a watery and maybe old pale ale. Ok, but not that enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 24, 2008
Bottle at Capital Ale House - Downtown on 06/24/08. Clear golden body with a small frothy white head. Bready, grainy aroma with a hint of honey. Very bready flavor, whole grain bread and honey nut cheerios, some grain and a bit more honey. Medium body with moderately low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4661) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2008
Thanks to terminus for picking up this fine kolsch for me. Pours light golden with an off-white head. The aroma has clean lightly sweet pale malt with a hint of hops. Medium / light crisp body with fairly soft gentle carbonation. The flavor starts off with the clean smooth malt with a hint of toastiness, some spice along some creaminess that fills the mouth, but isn’t over assertive with it. The finish is linger with spicy hops that are gentle and pale / caramel malt. This is a great easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
topherh (1915) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Pours golden light malts and flowery hops in the aroma. Grainy, tart, slightly sweet flavor

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bgburdman9 (859) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2008
Aroma was pretty much like a pilsner with a light malt background. It also had a little fruitiness around in there too. Flavor was pretty smooth and easy to drink. Not bad for a kolsch but nothing special. A light weird tang to it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blklab2007 (2092) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 10, 2008
bottle poured a light golden color color with a thin white head and heavy carbonation. aroma has champagne yeast, wheat, and sweetness. flavor is a typical lager, sweet with some wheat. light skunk and little body finishing watery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cale422 (28) - Timmonsville, South Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2008
Visit to San Diego... great brew scene. This brew a crystal clear straw yellow. Slight hop bitterness corn like flavor and very lager like. great session brew

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