chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells like beer. Golden yellow color. Very mild slightly sweet flavor. Subtle hop finish. Way too quaffable.
BeerInHeaven (223) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a slightly murky gold with a medium white head. Aroma is slightly skunky hay/grass. Taste is clean with some slight spice. Hint of lemon citrus. Not much hop presence. Some slight bitter fades in. Not bad.
Koskela (363) - Marysville, California, USA - APR 13, 2015
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I get a grainy and slightly sweet under notes from this orangy yellow but clear brew. It's a bit darker than a typical kolsch. It's kinda grainy like normal but it's overly sweet and the bitterness is a bit much in the aftertaste. It's a bit more full bodied than a typical as well. Overall it's not a bad brew but not a typical kolsch.
Underdogs88 (237) - New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Low notes of pear like esters and floral hops. Appearance is a clear gold with a white head with average retention. Bready character in the flavor with notes of flowers. Mouthfeel is medium with radium high carbonation. Overall, I wouldn't call it a pale ale. It's a kolsch.
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Cool_Bond (1845) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Malty aroma. The taste is slightly fruity. Most watery. Minimal bitterness in the aftertaste that fills the upper part of the mouth briefly. Not at all impressed beer. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.
AAEA (181) - California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 Fl OZ ($19 12pack) a great pale ale. tastes of bread and is a really great beer. I liked this one. ballast point sure knows their stuff.
DSG (7623) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
[2/20/15] Draught at Ballast Point Old Grove in San Diego. Clear golden. Very mild hoppy aroma with some bready malt. Sweetish flavor with bready malt, mild floral and citric hops, a fruity touch and a slightly bitterish finish. rather light-bodied.
Fatehunter (1521) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours two fingers of foamy head on a clear light golden body.
The aroma is mild honey and grain.
The taste is moderately bitter to start, then mellow malt to finish. Nice.
The texture is crisp and fizzy.
Nice and balanced.
Cousin_Larry (481) - - MAR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
AlfredoGarcia (89) - Santiago, CHILE - MAR 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. Good smell, but almost imperceptible! Appearance? meh. Bitter taste, very malty. I always have loved the Ballast Point packaging, I can even say that they’re my favorite. Mikkeller bottles are nice has well, but they’re too hipster. Ballast Point is something that the boat guy from "Jaws" would drink.
puboflyons (2367) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Yellow pour leading up to a short-lived white fizzy head. Good carbonation. The aroma is mildly grainy and cleanly hopped. Grassy. Muted. The body is about medium and creamy. The taste has a nice balance of pale malts and grassy hops. It is a pretty straight forward, highly drinkable Kolsch.