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Pale Ale The Original - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 0
Gots: 11 | 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:
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.

(Beer added by: Genx on 02-13-2014)
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jkeefe1800

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

03-25-2014 04:06:52 | More by jkeefe1800
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Fcip78

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

02-24-2014 01:51:08 | More by Fcip78
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gunnerlincoln

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

08-23-2014 18:55:12 | More by gunnerlincoln
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Ice_cyclops86

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

05-16-2014 19:01:59 | More by Ice_cyclops86
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4/5  rDev +14%

07-13-2014 03:32:48 | More by RyanOooh
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Schwegler

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

08-03-2014 00:30:14 | More by Schwegler
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larryarms847

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

05-31-2014 18:22:12 | More by larryarms847
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leoinsd

California

3/5  rDev -14.5%

04-20-2014 01:18:25 | More by leoinsd
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BrahptimusPrime

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

06-26-2014 20:11:08 | More by BrahptimusPrime
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Genx

Georgia

3.83/5  rDev +9.1%

From the brewery;
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.

02-13-2014 22:24:26 | More by Genx
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devilben02

North Carolina

3.31/5  rDev -5.7%

Pours from the can with a slightly hazy, apple-juice-like yellow-orange color and a big, fluffy head. The aroma is musty yet clean, like a freshly scrubbed beach house. The flavor has a nice balance of herbal, slightly lemony hops over a bed of light, biscuity malts that provide a note of sweetness. The fine carbonation, medium resinous body and drying finish all act to weigh down the flavors rather than lift them up, though. Overall, however, this is a light and drinkable yet satisfying beer that I would gladly reach for again.

03-11-2014 02:44:20 | More by devilben02
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ColdOneKev

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

04-28-2014 23:17:44 | More by ColdOneKev
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atigerlife

Hawaii

3.58/5  rDev +2%

Pours a clear golden with a fluffy white head with decent retention. Good carbonation rising.

Aroma is grainy. LIght malts. Not too much going on.

Taste has some light hops, light malts. A clean taste with some spices coming through at the end.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and cleansing.

Overall, a decent brew. Sessionable. Good beer to drink while watching a sporting event on TV, which is what I did.

06-08-2014 16:36:44 | More by atigerlife
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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -14.5%

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Ohio

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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Brazil

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +14%

06-12-2014 11:28:48 | More by tvghost
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

04-20-2014 00:08:56 | More by baklo
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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

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Oregon

4/5  rDev +14%

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MerkinMan

Georgia

3.73/5  rDev +6.3%

A: Medium gold and very clear. Fluffy white head that has some staying power (settles in slowly).

S: Cracker-like grain presence with a touch of sulfur in the nose. Some earthy hop aroma (light). Dominant scents are grainy and sulfur. Just a touch of DMS, but not in a bad way. Very slightly buttery.

T: Starts with a cracker like grain flavor followed by balancing bitterness with a little bit of a banana flavor in the finish. Finishes otherwise pretty dry with lingering bitterness. Balance is a little toward hop bitterness without much hop flavor at all.

MF: Medium light bodied and well carbonated. No creaminess - somewhat prickly on the the tongue. No heat or astringency.

O: A good standard American pale ale with a small interesting twist which is the slightly fruity, but not very long facet of the finish. The label does say in small letters "Kolsch Style Ale", and I wonder if this was added to account for the fruitiness, or if this was intentional. I'd drink more of these, but might not seek it out.

05-20-2014 18:56:40 | More by MerkinMan
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JakeEsterly

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

05-26-2014 19:40:40 | More by JakeEsterly
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Pale Ale The Original from Ballast Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.