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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
81
good

37 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 37
Hads: 282
Avg: 3.55
pDev: 30.14%
Wants: 11
Gots: 91 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States | website

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: 37 | Hads: 282
Reviews by einman:
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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Photo of irrevjim
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

look;nice 1" head that goes fast, thin lacing, pale golden with visible big bubbles
smell; bread, spicy, pepper, buttery rolls
taste;medium malt, a little hops, hint of banana, nicely balanced but not a lot going on
feel; a little bubbly, medium light, smooth finish despite bubbles
overall; i'd grab this on draft out of curiosity if it were available as i like pale ales, nothing special but nothing bad, a solid choice but from sierra nevada to obscurity there are some amazing pales out there

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Photo of Fcip78
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of moundbz
4.03/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gunnerlincoln
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Ice_cyclops86
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Auraan
4.12/5  rDev +16.1%
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.

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Photo of BraveMountie
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.49/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wander4
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Roguer
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Beautiful fluffy white head with excellent retention. Crystal clear golden brew.

Slightly sweet malty aroma. Bready with a touch of banana.

Very bready. Herbal and earthy. Not overly sweet.

Feel and flavor are too thick for a Koelsch. This is otherwise a very enjoyable pale ale.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

While I gave this beer 3.75 across the board.....I feel its actually better than 3.75 in all categories.....but not a 4.0.....so my rating is a tad low. The beer poured a clear light copper with thin white head that is not lacing. The scent had nice biscuit. The taste is evenly balanced and very drinkable. There is a bread base with touches of light lemon peel. The mouthfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is quite tasty.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden color, forming just a small amount of white head. Aroma is bready with some citrusy hops. Reminds me of a good helles lager. Taste follows the nose with the same helles vibe, just a bit more bitter and hoppy. Body is really smooth. Very nice, easy to drink beer. Fits its description perfectly.

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Photo of RyanOooh
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of let8it8grow
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of KensWorld
4.06/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fatehunter
3.46/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of Justdoit1234
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Schwegler
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of larryarms847
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Jordanmtate
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Faunland
3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Pale Ale The Original from Ballast Point Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.