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Yellowtail Pale Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

779 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 779
Reviews: 332
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 14
Gots: 35 | 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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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

06-26-2014 20:10:52 | More by BrahptimusPrime
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Texas

3/5  rDev -14.8%

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Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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ANIMOUL

California

3.84/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bias-Alert: I typically like (nee LOVE) ALL San Diego brews.

That said, upfront, the beer is mis-labeled. When I think of a "Pale Ale" I tend to think of an "IPA Light"... but, as the words on the can warn, this is more of a kolsch style beer. That said, for the style, its damn good. A very refreshing and crushable beer... a great choice to enjoy after a long run or on a Sunday afternoon bbq. Tastes like a very well done Budweiser... which is a complement in my book.

Serving type: can

06-21-2014 03:10:24 | More by ANIMOUL
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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California

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

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Virginia

3/5  rDev -14.8%

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California

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +13.6%

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Yellowtail Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 779 ratings.