RATINGS: 790   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LeftCoastRider (110) - , Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Pours clear gold with 1 finger white head that dissipates quickly. Nose of yeast. Balanced hops/malt. Easy to drink. Sticky mouth feel.

tightslice (1397) - 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.

hershiser2 (3591) - 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.

geologyguy (1650) - 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...

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 (1260) - 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 (57) - Jinan, CHINA - MAY 30, 2017
风格:Kölsch 酒精&# Point出产的科隆Ú

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.

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.

bdleedahl (594) - , 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

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