Pale Ale The Original - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Pale Ale The OriginalPale Ale The Original

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BA SCORE
82
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25 Reviews
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Reviews: 25
Hads: 228
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 11.48%
Wants: 6
Gots: 58 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Genx on 02-13-2014

German-style Pale Ale, inspired by the Kolsch Ales of Cologne, Germany. Our Pale Ale drinks like a Pilsner, only with more body and flavor.
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Reviews: 25 | Hads: 228
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a clear golden body with a one finger, bubbly white head that receded slowly. Overall impression of appearance was of a good, classic Kolsch. Scents of apple and pear with light levels of sweet and grainy malt and a hint of floral and herbal Noble hops. Overall impression of aroma is of a light, fruity profile, fitting a Kolsch. Flavor begins with a light malt presence that is softly sweet and grainy and a soft fruitiness with notes of cherries in the background. Middle becomes lightly dry with medium bitterness and notes of grainy malt and medium notes of floral hops. Finish is lightly dry with a slight tangy flavor along with medium notes of floral hops and delicate soft malt and light fruity sweetness in the background. Aftertaste is grainy malt and floral hops at moderate levels. Overall impression of flavor is of a fine Kolsch, true to style and very well rounded. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with medium carbonation and a smooth, crisp character. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a true to style Kolsch. Overall this is a fantastic Kolsch. It hits the style perfectly and is a crisp, refreshing beer. Well crafted and quite appealing. (1,169 characters)

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours two fingers of foamy head on a clear light golden body.
The aroma is mild honey and grain.
The taste is moderately bitter to start, then mellow malt to finish. Nice.
The texture is crisp and fizzy.
Nice and balanced. (222 characters)

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Probably from 2014. Sampled on February 23, 2015.

The pour is mostly yellow, clear, and bubbling up to a decent white head that lingers some and then becomes a ring.

There is a nice grainy malt character in the air, which is how I imagine a Kolsch to be, along with a grassy, clean hop ester.

Medium body.

Quick drinking thanks to its pale malt-grassy hop balance. Refreshing. (411 characters)

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Pale Ale The Original from Ballast Point Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.