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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.


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3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beerenberger (1590) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2013
A aroma is malt forward along with a grassy notes. Pours a clear amber with a rapidly disisapating white head. The tase is grain, bread, and with a slight bitterness in the finish. The aftertaste grainy anda grows after you swallow. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, this was very enjoyable and refreshing. A possible session beer.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jake65 (3236) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Bottle. Pours a bright golden color, vibrant, topped with a thick layer of white head. Aroma of grassy hops and Malty sweetness. Tastes mostly sweet, nominal bitterness, and a little earthy.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
markas101 (2222) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2016
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI. Pale gold, slight haze. Mild sweet pepper aroma. Cereal grain and honey flavour. Long finish. On the sweet side for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
WillRunForBeer (1996) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 26, 2016
12oz bottle from the back of my fridge. Probably a few months old... I think it was a gift from Erin and Dave. Thanks! Pours copper gold with an off white head. Aroma is lemon, light grains, honey, floral. Flavor is honey, light grains, a touch of lemon and some peppery spice. No flaws.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hfmejias (1225) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2016
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured golden, clear with a nice abundant white head and spotty lacing all over. Aroma mostly malts and grain, some lemon and some floral hops. Taste is sweet and pretty much follows the aroma, grain, yeast, malts and some citrus notes. Good beer, very easy to drink, quite enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andrew196 (1278) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2016
Golden yellow, clear with a nice eggshell head. Aroma of sweet, yet slightly peppery corn. Pretty thin on the tongue, sweet, mildly slick, grains and apples.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
k0mpsa (2242) - Tuusula, FINLAND - APR 2, 2016
Bottle. Hazy yellow color, white head. Balanced aroma has malts, some fruitiness and hops. Balanced malty taste, some hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuideDogSaint (999) - Xiamen, CHINA - MAR 26, 2016
355ml bottle at Beer Station, Xiamen. Pours hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma of malt with grain. Mostly sweet finish. A little thin.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
obxdude10 (2208) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2016
Light golden pour with a big white head. The lacing was sticky and amassed the entire trip down the glass. There didn’t seem to be much to the nose; only small hints of bright but subtle hops. The body was smooth and extremely drinkable. There was just enough flavor in this beer to make the overall drinkability possible. Some of the light flavors included bright hops, orange, lemon, light caramel and a touch of rye. Not a bad beer, but not a great one either.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sjohnny (465) - - MAR 19, 2016
Doughy yeasty malt aroma. Pours cloudy light gold with a thin quickly fading bright white head that leaves a small amount of foam on the glass. Light bodied. Soft mouthfeel at the start but a crisp finish. Very drinkable. Refreshing.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wmubronco1992 (686) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle. Pours corn color. Grainy aroma. Mild sweet grain flavor. Nothing exciting here, just a nicely done very mild beer.


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