Yellowtail Pale Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.9/5 rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Presentation: 22 oz brown bomber with a blurb about the beer on the side of the label, no freshness date.
Appearance: Very mild chill haze, big frothy white head that cakes to a great thick lace.
Smell: Light breadiness with hints of yeast and grain. Faint whiff of fruit and hops also.
Taste: Medium body, sweet pale malt flavour through and through with a even hop bitterness (slightly spicy) and mild leafy noble hop twang flavour. Sweet bread and yeast on the palate straight into the drying finish.
Notes: Decent go at the Kölsch style, quite palatable with an impressive malt character for such a light coloured brew. Nice addition of hops to make for a perfect balance.
Serving type: bottle
04-10-2002 19:09:24 | More by Jason
More User Reviews:
3.46/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A- Hazy orange/copper appearance. Has a one finger of foamy head. Looks like a typical adjunct lager head. This has some carbination, but it's not real noticeable. Looks like a slightly paler version of a kolsh.
S- Malty sweetness. Fruity hop spice. There is also a lemony element here. Has a lager type graininess.
T- Follows nose. Malty sweetness. Fruity hop spice. Lemons. Lager type graininess.
M- Mild. Crisp, clean and refreshing. Finish starts out with sweet, but ends fairly dry. Easy drinking beer for sure. No complaints here. It just about drinks like a lager.
Overall this beer is very good. It's what got Ballast Point going. And I'm glad they stepped up their game in just about everything else they've done. It's an above average beer for sure, just not anything that blew my socks off. This would be excellent with seafood like mild whitefish, shrimp, or crab. I'd say try this if you are new to the craft beer scene or if you just want something that is light and extremely flavorful. You won't be disappointed.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2014 03:04:31 | More by ThomasMetal75
Yellowtail Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 726 ratings.