Yellowtail Pale Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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3.5/5 rDev -0.6%
Had this last week-end at a Ballast Point tasting, hosted by a local pizzaria, with which they had paired the pizza to the beer. Quite a tasty event it was.
The Yellowtail Pale Ale was the first of the five ales that were served. It was served from their 22oz. bottles into pint glasses. This one pours a nice light gold, with a white, bubbly head. The head dwindles quickly leaving some nice lace behind.
Nice light malt aroma that was doughy, bisquity and had a faint wheat, as well as hop, peering through the back door.
The taste mimicked the smell, with a mildly sweet malt up front, then a much more pronounced fresh hop, to even things out. A nice clean, refreshing Kolsh style ale that went perfectly with the artichoke and olive, thin crust pizza it was paired with.
Quite a tasty beer that was light in body, had a good smooth mouthfeel, with a modest ABV making it a very easy beer to enjoy. I happily recommend this one, cheers!
04-28-2006 12:43:22 | More by scottoale
3.5/5 rDev -0.6%
As others have said and the label states this is not a pale ale but a kolsch.
Pours a medium gold with little head and little hops aroma. I don't pick up any hops or malt aroma. Taste is a bit soapy? Not much body or hops. Mouthfeel is a light-which is good for a Kolsch. Drinkability-I have to give this beer a good because it is drinkable and is one I could have after mowing the lawn (if I had a lawn)
02-27-2007 20:22:35 | More by bradybeer
Yellowtail Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 815 ratings.