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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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2006
Uninspired effort from a really good brewer. Overly spritzy mouthfeel and carbonation can’t quite hide the timid flavor profile...caramel malt and a touch of fruitiness. Drinkable, but not very exciting.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 19, 2006
12oz Bottle: Aroma of wheat, corn and bread. Goldbody color with white disipating head. Flavor was just like if I had a miller lite or bud light. Had this one after comming in from 100 degree temp. outside and thought I was getting something refreshing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Padron4KM (667) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2006
12 oz bottle, no freshness date.
clear golden with a frothy white head, lively carbonation. Decent lacing.
Sweet and grainy malt aromas.
Lightly sweet, grainy with a light crisp bitter finish. Decent

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
anaheim1983 (140) - Anaheim, California, USA - APR 21, 2006
Had at Pizza Port, very very light yellow, cornlike malty aroma and flavor, very nice palate for a :lager like" brew. Nice subdued hop flavor with a main structure of malty sweeness. Enjoyable brew

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 8, 2006
22 oz. - Golden color with a small white head that fades to nothing quickly. Light lager like aroma (grassy and grainy). It also has light lager flavor. It’s light bodied and smooth. Not too bad for Kolsch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (5099) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 7, 2006
Bottle. Clear deep golden with a small white head. Fruity aroma. Good malty flavours, more than you might expect from a Kölsch-style ale, but still enjoyable. Medium-bodied, good carbonation. A straight-forward, but well-made Kölsch.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chargerfanjess (124) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 7, 2006
Kolsh not a pale. Enjoyable fruitinees in nose and tastse very subdues and nice small hop bitterness, slight corn flavor distracts me a little but overall a good brew

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9165) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2006
Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 01/10/2005 Golden coloured with a pale aroma. Crisp on the palate with a bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 12, 2006
Draught at Homebrew Mart next to Ballast Point: Clear gold, light head. Nose of very light hops and nearly nothing else. Watery and sweet body, thin. Not that good, but for a kolsch what can you expect?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 7, 2006
on draught @ moon doggies P.B. Pretty thick and Heavy for a pale ale. A lot of fruit on the nose. Could only drink 2 and I was full.

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