philvil (176) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 23, 2010
i got tricked by the name and expected an american pale ale. what I got was a pilsnery thing that turns out to actually be an ale that tastes like a lager. still, i could appreciate a good Kolsch but this was not one. Kolsches rely a delicate balance of subtle flavors and this does not achieve that balance FROTHINGSLOSH (8291) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a pale yellow color with a huge yellow white head that produced good lacing. The aroma was tangy, sour and bitter with a light floral and spicy hop element. The flavor was bitter, tart and tangy with light nutty malts crisp floral and vague fruity hops and a light yeasty undertone. Medium length finish. Medium body. Ok. GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2010
Golden yellow with thin white head and some lacing. Floral aroma. Well balanced. Crisp and refreshing. Sessionable. Leighton (22812) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2010
Tap at Rattle n Hum. Pours a mostly transparent yellow with a fizzy, white head. Lightly sweet aroma with some pale malts. Flavor holds some mild earthen malts and sweetness. There is a slight chemical character, which wasn’t too enticing. Pleasant, medium body with adequate carbonation. Overall it was decent. SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2010
A- Transparent golden yellow that pours with a fizzy white head. Head fades pretty quickly but a thin collar remains. No lacing is left behind in the glass.
S- Nose is moderate but offers lots and lots of pale malt and some musty, earthy hops in the background.
T- Taste is very similar to the smell-but honestly this reminds me of MGD or something. Pale malt is the highlight of the flavor but the finish is an accent of hops (similar to the triple hopped miller)...its just not for me.
P- Light to medium body and fizzy carbonation.
O- I got through about half the glass than decided I didn’t want it anymore-drain pour. What’s really a shame about this for me is that it is my first disappointment from Ballast Point. I love Sculpin, Big Eye, Double Dorado, Victory at Sea...but this just isn’t for me. I guess every brewery has to have their beer that appeals to BMC drinkers...and this is it...unfortunately its on the same tier instead of a step up-even though its supposed to be a completely different style.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-01-2010 16:08:57
fiulijn (21507) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2010
Cloudy deep blond color. Light malt aroma. Common flavor, light malt, but with a delicate grassy and peppery touch. Correct bitterness. Refreshing, although not special. Well balanced.. GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - APR 1, 2010
Aroma: Seemed very fruit forward. Dried apricots, apple juice, cereal-like maltiness, light mowed grass.
jrob21 (3874) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Appearance: Golden body, clear with a nice 1" white rocky cap.
Taste: Light fleshy fruits, mild wheat-like base, some grassy notes I picked up too. Sweetness seemes to be well controlled.
Palate: Light bodied, airy...maybe a bit over-carbonated (seemed a bit harsh).
Overall: Easy to enjoy and sucking back a few bottles was not a chore at all.
I forgot this was characterized as a kolsch even though being called a pale and the kolsch classification makes more sense once you take your first sip. A toasty grain and slightly sweet flavor dominates. Pretty easy to drink. Herbal floral aroma with a slight corn sweetness. Flavor also has an element of light citrus fruit. Pours a muted yellow color and pretty translucent. beersearcher (2383) - Glendale, California, USA - MAR 12, 2010
this is a nice easy drinker. pours a nice yellow color. getting alot of cereal notes on this. for some reason more corn flavors than anything else. a bit of sweetness to it too. would be a great gateway beer for people. Barreras (1689) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
Pours a crisp golden yellow. Aroma of spruce, earthy, smells. Taste very much like a pilsner, light and crisp with a slight hops finish. Overall a decent pale ale that I would drink again.