Yellowtail Pale Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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Reviews by uberabr:
3.95/5 rDev +12.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 22 into a pint. I'm going to go ahead and review this one as a Kolsch and not a PA, otherwise we'de have some problems...
Minimal head even after a hard pour. The serious hop oil up top is probably the culprit. Lacing and carbonation are great, however.
Appearance is a light yellow amber, faint red and gold hues. Not getting much out of the nose...smells like a lager. Spicy malt and a hint of bitter.
Taste is deep and rich for such a light beer. The bitterness is subtle but complements the sweet malt very well, although there is a slight grassy effect. Lots of bread and butter, some sweet honey, oats and rye. The body is quite full and i'de rank the drinkability as solidly quaffable.
This is a great Western take on a traditional European style. It's really quite good. The name is confusing though, as this is definitely not your typical california Pale Ale, and the text on the label clearly calls it a golden Kolsch. Weird. I probably won't drink it again, but if you're into this style I'de highly recommend it.
Serving type: bottle
02-16-2007 05:48:53 | More by uberabr
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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
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