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Yellowtail Pale Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Yellowtail Pale AleYellowtail Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

793 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 793
Reviews: 334
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 16
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Kölsch |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
There's no wonder why our Pale Ale is so popular--it is skillfully crafted in the style of the Kolsch beers of Cologne, Germany. We've chosen German hops for aroma, and rounded out the recipe with a blend of American and German malts.

While it is very much like a pilsner, our Pale Ale is fermented at ale temperatures, giving it a subdued fruitiness--a perfect compliment to the crispness of the wheat and maltiness of the Munich malt. If you like a lighter brew but also like the complexity of craft beers, then our Pale Ale is for you.

23 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-26-2001)
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ZAP

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

If it's a Kolsch why not call it one instead of a pale ale. I expected a lot more from this in the way of hops but now reading what it is I understand. I'm still pissed though as I wanted a true APA from BP...As a Kolsch it is decent enough...some malt sweetness....relatively clean...some bready/cereal notes....light fruitiness (apples/pears)...decent for the style but still pissed this is not an APA..I'll rate for style though

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 05:25:47 | More by ZAP
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gshackles

New York

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

06-29-2012 20:44:02 | More by gshackles
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

06-09-2013 12:55:25 | More by scruffwhor
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shelby415

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-04-2013 05:27:47 | More by shelby415
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Lehighace06

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

03-07-2014 23:17:10 | More by Lehighace06
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sdaly3

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

09-18-2012 22:42:13 | More by sdaly3
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I got this in a trade with getkrunkhoe. Thanks Carlos!

It pours a pale light gold with a 2 finger head of foam.

The smell is light but I get some grassy hops and bready malt notes.

The taste is nice and bready and semi sweet up front with a good grassy hop bitterness mid palate and a balanced, very crisp finish. Good stuff and very easy to drink.

It has a light mouthfeel and the carbonation is medium. Btw, head retention is above average and there's some nice lacing. This would be a nice everyday beer for those who can get it locally.

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2008 22:50:51 | More by Bitterbill
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twelveinches

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-25-2013 05:52:48 | More by twelveinches
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benloho

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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muddyh2oblues

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

05-12-2013 01:40:03 | More by muddyh2oblues
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WDJersey

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-26-2012 04:19:37 | More by WDJersey
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steevbr

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

09-29-2013 00:57:51 | More by steevbr
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

11-14-2011 22:26:43 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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DRTBrewster

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

04-18-2014 18:02:17 | More by DRTBrewster
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calcutron

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

07-28-2013 05:02:16 | More by calcutron
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marley2112

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

09-21-2013 02:40:35 | More by marley2112
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Evan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

06-08-2014 21:08:01 | More by Evan
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

10-07-2012 21:42:53 | More by ryanpj
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mikehillman

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

11-06-2013 03:10:03 | More by mikehillman
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

09-07-2013 14:07:39 | More by plumcrazyfx
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

06-30-2013 02:48:39 | More by pmarlowe
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

06-07-2013 22:59:22 | More by savagepm
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BoRaeCho

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

04-28-2012 08:30:05 | More by BoRaeCho
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ortie

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

06-16-2014 02:03:44 | More by ortie
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SoCaliC8

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

01-17-2014 11:49:53 | More by SoCaliC8
Yellowtail Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 793 ratings.