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RATINGS: 795   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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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Valgreen (814) - - JUN 22, 2013
Bottle at home, 22/6 2013. Pale yellow, with medium white head. Aroma, like a lager, bread, straw/hay, sort of fruity, slight hops. Taste, bready, fruity, some hops, sweet, hay. Light body, bitter finish, oily mouthfeel. I had hoped for something more hoppy, but it’s still a okay beer.


3.5
hamilton_w (276) - - DEC 10, 2017
Pleasant malty aroma. Medium white head, hazy golden color. Medium sweet, light bitterness. Medium to high carbonation.

2.9
ChrisOfstad (359) - Hamar, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2017 Bottle at Vista village Pub. Clear Golden with little head. Malty aroma and taste.

3.4
shadey (2166) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2017
12oz bottle. Clean and dry without a huge hop presence. I like this (lower) alcohol, session-able beers, especially when they aren't short on flavor. The malts are light but substantive with cereal notes. The hops are more on the grassy side. Everything comes together seamlessly.

2.7
bassbug66 (14) - - OCT 20, 2017
Editor’s Note: Previously known as Yellowtail Pale AleThe 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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
tightslice (1446) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 10, 2017
Bottle from Facebook in Menlo Park, CA. Aroma is sweet nuts, acorns maybe. Taste is sweet and mildly nutty since it's a Kolsch and ultimately fairly boring.

3.4
hershiser2 (3696) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2017
Draft taproom. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma is sweat, grasses. Flavor is biscuit, bitter grasses, burnt caramel. Solid. Perhaps not completely kolsch like.

3.3
geologyguy (1670) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2017
Light but very good smell of spices...kinda like bubblegum...nice cloudy look...taste is lighter than expected...more watery with some very light sweetness (bubblegum) And some lemongrass...too watery though...at black market pre-opening...

2.1
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

2.5
ZodiacM (1310) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2017
LCI. Uit de fles geschonken. Nice lager-ish beer, malty and fresh. Nothing special.

3.7
erickok (6036) - 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)


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