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Yellowtail Pale Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

791 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 791
Reviews: 334
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 15
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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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%

05-09-2014 21:58:16 | More by benloho
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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
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marcotulio

Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

08-22-2013 04:34:32 | More by marcotulio
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tgatort

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

10-08-2013 01:35:30 | More by tgatort
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ObiBeerCanobi

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

05-08-2014 02:09:32 | More by ObiBeerCanobi
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metter98

New York

3.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is crystal clear golden yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that quickly died down, leaving a patch of bubbles in the center and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderately strong aromas of biscuit and cracker malts are present in the nose along with some hints of white grapes.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell, except that there are stronger notes of grapes and a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little dry and chalky on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink and is a good American representation of the German Kölsch style.

Serving type: can

01-10-2014 23:45:01 | More by metter98
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DaveHS

California

3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm a big fan of all the other Ballast Point stuff, so I'm expecting this to be pretty decent.

A-Pours a light amber with a quarter inch of eggshell white head. Leaves a bit of streaky lacing.

S-Grains, pale malts.

T-A little heavier than I'm used to from the kolsch style. The malt character is one-dimensionally sweet. Reminds me of malt liquor for a hot second. Then the sweetness is overtaken by flavors of earth and grassy hops. The finish is crisp.

M-Light bodied, but bigger than your average kolsch.

D-The kolsch style is pretty friendly in general, and this beer is no exception. However, it isn't one of the more successful American micro versions of the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2010 03:53:44 | More by DaveHS
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ChrisPratz

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Nice light amber with a very slight haze to it. Pours to a fingers worth of foam that dissipates to a thin veil of lace that almost completely covers the top.

S: Aromas of grass/grain with some bready/doughy yeast and a hint malt.

T: Some sweetness and tart up front with that doughy biscuit taste and a bit of lemony citrus tart at end with a very mild bitterness that is almost non existent. Very light with a nice amount of flavors.

M: Average carbonation works well with the flavors. Left with a slightly dry taste in the mouth.

O: Very nice and flavorful brew with crisp and clean flavors. Def a nice beer to enjoy on a spring/summer weekend with friends. I'd def get a case of this for a gathering of friends.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2012 04:07:26 | More by ChrisPratz
Yellowtail Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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