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Yellowtail Pale Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

781 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 781
Reviews: 332
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 14
Gots: 36 | 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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Chugs13

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -14.8%

06-02-2013 22:29:56 | More by Chugs13
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Openwyd

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

05-31-2013 22:38:31 | More by Openwyd
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marct

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

05-31-2013 20:33:22 | More by marct
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enelson

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

05-29-2013 23:30:59 | More by enelson
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Plonk

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

05-29-2013 18:03:28 | More by Plonk
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

05-27-2013 16:35:15 | More by InspectorBob
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fox227

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

05-27-2013 03:17:46 | More by fox227
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Dirksen

California

4/5  rDev +13.6%

05-24-2013 18:24:58 | More by Dirksen
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.29/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Well, until I started typing this I had no idea this was considered a kolsch. I mean, why would they call it a pale ale if it was another style altogether? It does explain things, though... It pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises sweet biscuit, flowers, and a hint of candied orange peel in the background. The taste brings in more of the same, but with more of the orange peel and some mild grass for good measure. Overall, a decent little kolsch, and a sad excuse for a pale ale, depending on how you wanna look at it.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2013 05:35:07 | More by TMoney2591
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piratebryan

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

05-16-2013 22:50:20 | More by piratebryan
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GuzzLah

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Well, I bought this thinking it would be a citrusy and medium hoppy APA since it says Pale Ale on the bottle and Ballast Point brewed it.

Come to find out, this is a Kolsch made with Euro hops. OK?

I suppose it tastes pretty good for a Kolsch, but I feel as if I have been duped.

False advertising!

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 22:46:17 | More by GuzzLah
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hilgart1

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

05-16-2013 03:16:39 | More by hilgart1
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Zbeetleman

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

05-15-2013 06:06:25 | More by Zbeetleman
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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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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

05-11-2013 15:44:44 | More by bacher468
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eulerthegrape

California

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

05-10-2013 15:42:15 | More by eulerthegrape
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Xzfgiimtsath

Texas

4/5  rDev +13.6%

05-10-2013 00:12:56 | More by Xzfgiimtsath
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largadeer

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

05-09-2013 19:05:33 | More by largadeer
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TheDoak

Florida

3/5  rDev -14.8%

05-09-2013 02:45:20 | More by TheDoak
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sunny289

California

4/5  rDev +13.6%

05-02-2013 17:31:00 | More by sunny289
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brycevolk

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

04-30-2013 13:07:30 | More by brycevolk
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Maillard

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

04-30-2013 07:31:48 | More by Maillard
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dwagner003

California

3/5  rDev -14.8%

04-29-2013 17:47:51 | More by dwagner003
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

3.63/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours to a nice but thinnish white head with minimal lacing and pale gold color. Aroma is sweet grainy pale malt and grassy, floral hops. Flavor starts slightly sweet with a dry wine and noble hops finish to balance it out. Mouthfeel is a bit rough for the style. Overall a great beer that is pale and an ale but is nothing like a "pale ale". I ordered it not knowing it was a kolsch. But I was pleasantly surprised.

Serving type: on-tap

04-26-2013 18:29:53 | More by EagleTalon
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LSx

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

04-25-2013 04:37:47 | More by LSx
Yellowtail Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 781 ratings.