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RATINGS: 791   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (6693) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Dark golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of toasted malts, light citrus, light grassy hops.Taste of toasted malts, some toffee sweetness, some grass, and a drier finish.


2.7
bassbug66 (13) - - 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 (1415) - 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 (3595) - 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 (1651) - 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 (1260) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 18, 2017
LCI. Uit de fles geschonken. Nice lager-ish beer, malty and fresh. Nothing special.

3.7
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)

3.4
La sentinelle (57) - Jinan, CHINA - MAY 30, 2017
风格:Kölsch 酒精&# Point出产的科隆Ú

2.9
scarletfire65 (1491) - 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.

3.5
Darwenus (1159) - 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.


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