RATINGS: 789   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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Trooper11 (468) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2008
deep caramel malty aroma. Golden yellow brew with an average size foamy white head. Bitter bourbon woody flavor, deeeeep burn with vanilla notes.Extreme dry. Nutty aftertaste.

Narnad (1521) - Crystal Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2008
Comes from the glass a yellow-orange with not much head. Aroma is of acidic apple and a very floral hops scent. Flavor is a bit corny with some grassy hops and a slight sour flavor. Very boring and nothing outstanding here.

Lagunitasfan (1323) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 4, 2008
22 oz bottle. Bummer. Not quite a drain pour, but a total disappointment. Aroma is small, bitter. Chunky head fell quickly. Tastes of grass and peanutbutter. Bland and thin. Bummed.

Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - SEP 21, 2008
This is a nice kolsch-type beer. Faintly hazy golden amber, it has a medium off-white head steadily shrinking to a thin ring and wisps. The smell is nice, grain, bread, citrus, grapefruit, hints of honey, pine. In taste, it is light but very tasty, with grain, crackers, citrus, 7-up, hints of grass and pine. It has light sweetness with bitterness in good balance. It’s \quite refreshing and clean.

ethomson (56) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - SEP 20, 2008
Pours a thin watered down golden. Barely and head or foam to my pour. Very bitter, very strong hops. Basically gross, not very much fun here.

mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2008
Draft at the brewery. Pours a clear dark gold color, with a small off white head. Smells a little grainy with a sublte hop and malt mix. Overall very mild aroma. The flavor is real malty, almost had a caramel or cinnamon character to it. Not much of a hop presence at all. The cereal grain was also noticeable but covered up decently by its sweetness. Not a great drinking beer, but not a drainpour either.

rocbyter (2131) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - AUG 20, 2008
Light malt and grainy aroma. Golden color with a small white head. Light bitterness in the beginning. Flavor fades in the finish. Light palate

hopscotch (11161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2008
Draft... RBSG’08... Clear yellow ale with a small, creamy, white head. Great retention. Nearly nondescript aroma and flavor. Medium-bodied and a touch oily with mild carbonation. Well-balanced. Watery, moderately bitter finish.

Avatar (84) - Gliwice, POLAND - AUG 18, 2008
Bottle. Pours pale yellow with medium head. Aroma is extremly nuty. Peanuts were all that i could think about at first. Little dry and just slightly bitter. Carbonation is medium to strong - just what I feel it should b in here. Really original beer for me so far. Pleasant and drinkable. I bet there must be some kind of snack that would fit perfect fo this one. Some cheese maybe? I’ve enjoyed this one.

RunDWP (203) - San Jose, California, USA - AUG 14, 2008
On tap. Flavor seemed dialed down, but was interesting and complex with notes of bubble gum and bananas. Poured yellow just like the name. Hard to detect much aroma. Not a lot of hops in this one.

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