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Pale Ale The Original - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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80
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158 Ratings
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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 3
Gots: 34 | 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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Ratings: 158 | Reviews: 19
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.46/5  rDev -1.1%
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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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.

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Pale Ale The Original from Ballast Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.