deaconmike (413) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - AUG 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Green Flash in San Diego. Named pale ale, but actually a kolcsh. 4 of us at dinner ordered this beer on tap, after the first sip we all looked at each other and wondered whether the waiter had actually brought us a lager. I didn’t care for this beer, however, that’s consistent with my other experiences with kolcshes; just not to my taste.
Cool_Bond (1793) - 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 (178) - 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 (7456) - 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 (1474) - 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 (461) - - 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 (69) - 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 (2340) - 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.
madvike (3033) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours clear golden with a filmy white head. Nose is real grainy with a bit of melon and light herbal/spicy hops. Taste is grainy and dry, with light herbal hopping and the same touch of honeydew. Lightly spicy grainy finish. The carbonation bites a bit with a slick medium body.
halfonit (1203) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a clear golden color with a thick white head. Aroma is of dusty malts, some metal, hops, wheat, and an ever so slightly skunked aroma. Carbonated palate. Flavors are of your typical German style pilsner. There’s a light malt and hop flavor up front. Corn, grain, wheat and metal are also present. Leaves a mild hop and malt finish. I’m honestly let down with this.
ajnepple (2901) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz single bottle from Tipsy’s Golden and pretty clear appearance with light sediment, active carbonation and a lingering whie head. Mild aroma of toasted grains, spicy hops, floral/herbal notes, light pepper, light fruits and some yeast. Similar flavor, crisp mild to moderate hop bitterness and a touch of malty sweetness. Light to medium body with ample carbonation and a light dry finish. Definitely drinks more like a kölsch than an APA.