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RATINGS: 789   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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Aarond (150) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear and golden with a thin white head. Decent lacing. Aroma is slightly fruity and bready. Taste has fruity esters, a little spice, and a touch of wheat. Medium light body. Easy drinking on a warm day.

2.9
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Spring is in the air with this kolsch, featuring a side of dough. Dramatic head with an effervescent bubbly character. Sweet taste of apricots and raisins with yeasty notes. Minor bitter finish. Inaccurate statement about no kolsch imports though. -.1

2.9
djd07 (15293) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy copper with large creamy white head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is bready malt and wheat. Medium mouthfeel with a bitter fruit and wheat with bitter finish. Easy to drink a decent kolsch from Ballast Point.

3.1
mkel07 (6206) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2012
355ml bottle. An average pale ale with a good solid amber colour and a bt of citrus aroma. Not the best pale ale I have ever had but not the worst.

3.3
Slipstream (2661) - USA - JAN 13, 2012
Draft at Whole Foods where it was just called Ballast Point Pale Ale. I am guessing it is the same as this. Foamy, pillowy head. German hop aroma that gets a touch skanky. It tastes closer to a pilsener or a bitter than a PA imo. Bread, pilsener hops, light malts, and a pleasant tingle on the palate. Good brew.

3
Lubiere (14110) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2012
A blonde ale with a thick lacing creamy white head. In aroma, a mineral malt with light German hops. In mouth, a crisp malt with grainy notes, mineral notes, a bit of grassy German hops, OK. Sampled at Bierkraft, Dec. 27 2011.

3.3
joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 26, 2011
On draft at Tap 25. Ha, now that I see that this is a kolsch and not an APA it makes much more sense. It pours a clear orange color with an off white head. The aroma is like sweet hot wort with some mild fruity esters. The flavor is sweet and grainy with some fruitbasket. Light on the palate and drinkable. An OK beer.

3.4
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2011
caramel, floral, grass, pale, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly sour, average carbonation,

3.4
jonno (2851) - JAPAN - NOV 25, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2011 Nose is wheat and ever so sour. Good body and initially bready malt, followed by some grass and finishing strongly malt centic. A bit bland, but highly quaffable. Solid summer sess.

1.8
AskForJenny (1086) - Ontario, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Tap - I expected something different. This was an unbalanced, boring, sawdust tasting lager. NFG


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