Yellowtail Pale Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by kkipple:
3.55/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
If this is a Kolsch, why's it got "Pale Ale" slapped on the front? Oh well, here we go...
A. Very thin and watery, lots of active carbonation, short tight white head. Some lace. Beer is a fizzy yellow-gold. So far so good.
S. Sweet and light sugar water, grainy, with a touch of metallic, earthy hops. Avoids smelling corny or bland, which is good.
T. Initial crisp-fizzy rush turns into a slightly powdery-dry "European" malt sweetness. Tame and restrained and rather subtle. Fair amount of gently singed, biscuity malt here, balanced by a vague earthy bitter hop. Not terribly complex but I have to confess it's rather refreshing and that's exactly what I needed for a bright 80 degree day.
M. Thin and watery, mildly dry grainy finish. Highly carbonated and fizzy in the mouth.
D. Pretty decent. This isn't an award-winning beer, but you could surely do worse on these beastly Southern summer afternoons.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2009 20:53:57 | More by kkipple
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 725 ratings.