RATINGS: 794   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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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rhys_mavis (11) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 27, 2010
Not a big fan of this local brew, it feels like homebrew quality with more money.

jhijjawi (2) - - JUL 8, 2017 does not count
Not great for me with an aftertaste I don't like. ............................. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

ZodiacM (1160) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2017
LCI. Uit de fles geschonken. Nice lager-ish beer, malty and fresh. Nothing special.

erickok (6037) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2017
To my surprise this really feels like a kolsh. Very easy to drink. Smooth malts, light sweetness. Surprisingly good! (On tap at Parkside)

La sentinelle (40) - Jinan, CHINA - MAY 30, 2017
风格:Kölsch 酒精&# Point出产的科隆Ú

scarletfire65 (1466) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2017
Can at home, all alone. Clear golden with a huge head. The aroma is citrus and corny grain. Lots of lemon soap. The body is light and effervescent, the flavor is grainy with a bit of turpentine after taste. Lemony and crisp finish. Not the best kolsch.

Darwenus (1134) - Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2017
I think this is actually decent, I like it more than I expected to. It pours clear yellow/orange with a quick fading bit of foam. The aroma is to the malty side, sort of a sugary vanilla, plus notes like roses and citrus. The flavor is slightly malty, too. Not overly malty, but this beer isn’t a hop explosion. I could drink this again.

bdleedahl (436) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 28, 2017
This is the cask aged version from their SD pub. It's very citrusy, and the lemon and lime are quite strong. It has a nice rounded full body for a kolsch, almost puts it out of the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Bif (2242) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - APR 15, 2017
On tap. Pours a clear golden color with a head that fades quickly. Aroma of citrus, fruit and bit of malt sweetness. Taste of fruit and slight malt sweetness. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Light body and quite smooth. Not bad but doesn’t come across as a true Kolsch.

jmgreenuk (9444) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - FEB 25, 2017
Tap at the Hair of the Dog, Phrom Phong Ballast Point tap takeover. Poured a clear light amber with a frothy white head. The aroma is grainy malt, cardboard, light fruit. The flavour is light bitter light sweet with a light watery light fruit light hop bitter palate. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation. Kinda light all round really and a little bland.

gyllenbock (9156) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle from a 7Eleven in San Diego. Clear golden with a medium white head. Quite sweet with malt, grass, some perfume and light hops. The body was on the light side. Soft and easy to drink.

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