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RATINGS: 653   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98   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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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deaconmike (397) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - AUG 7, 2013
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.


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FestDecBeet (198) - - NOV 23, 2014
Look: pours an orange straw. Bright white head. Very clear. Smell: cracker. Bread. Slight hop aroma. Orange Taste: sourdough bread, crackers. Orange. Feel: medium carbonation. Slight sweetness on the front, and dry on the back. Overall: ok beer. Hoping for more of an IPA than an ale. First drank: home 11/23/14

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcos (1571) - Maryland, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Location/Date:Bottle on 11/16/2014 .

Appearance: Pours an orange clear.
Aroma: Nearly lagery aroma.
Taste: Lightly bitter, lemon.
Palate:Light body.

Summary: Saw Pale Ale, wasn’t expecting kolsch. Decent brew.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (1937) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 18, 2014
On tap at Ballast Point Tasting Room. Light caramel color. Caramel nose. Slight floral. Very dry. Clean finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MSBrindbergs (409) - Solna, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2014
Fat på Flying Scotsman Inn. Klar mörkgul. Doftar malt och lite avloppsvatten, typisk Kölsch? Nja, glorifierad pilsner i princip. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbaaron (1313) - Arizona, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Clear Light yellow golden with a nice white head. Earth, Grass, Hay. Light toasty malty. Light spicy. Fairly dry. Low bitterness. Light and easy. Nice character for the style.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
monkeychugg55 (903) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Very carbonated clear gold with a big white head. The aroma is a mix of wheat, fruity esters, and some floral noble hops. The flavor is very tangy, with some sweet malt and very light hops. Finishes sweet, tangy, and fizzy. Not like a pils or a pale ale.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
onceblind (4472) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Clear brilliant golden with a fluffy thin white head. Big earthy grassy nose with a gentle touch of lagered biscuit. The lagery biscuity cracker flavor is really big up front with some herbal and grassy hoppy resin whispering through the finish. Begins like a big kolsh, finishes like a malty but crisp pale ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sailracer (412) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle. This wasn’t a bad beer- it was drinkable and I enjoyed it, but there wasn’t anything really memorable about it. There was a mild wheat flavor, not much in the way of hops.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (8214) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle. Starchy paper malt and American hop citrus / orange / lemon with a strong note of dead yeast. Honey sweet malt with medium to light bitterness. Medium body and dull carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy00 (160) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Nice yellow pour with a frothy white head. Aroma of sweet citrus and a bit of malt, flavor matches aroma. Very sessionable.


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