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Ballast Point Pale Ale

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Ballast Point Pale Ale is actually a Kolsch, a beer style originating in Cologne, Germany

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Ballast Point Pale Ale

Don't let the name mislead you; this "Pale Ale" is actually Kölsch — a style of beer that originated in Cologne. For this German version of the pale ale, yeast is fermented at a higher temperature, then lagered at a low temperature like a pilsner, and with a prominent, but not extreme, hoppiness. At only 23 IBUs, the German hops are noticeable but not as astringent as typical American pale ales tend to be. The ale yeast adds some fruitiness, and the mixture of wheat, Munich and American malts gives a crispness that is prevalent in pilsners. It's a well-balanced hybrid of lager and ale that is both refreshing and flavorful.

Price: $9 for six-pack of 12 oz



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