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Yellowtail Pale Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

787 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 787
Reviews: 333
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 15
Gots: 39 | 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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New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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Nevada

3/5  rDev -14.8%

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Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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RDB51

California

3.86/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Yellowtail is an excellent beer. It is a perfect selection for a fresh, on tap product, here close to the brewery. Its appearance is slightly darker than a golden color. (I am color blind so I guess there is a red or brown tint.) The fresh draft product is lightly carbonated and the head is firm but less than most beers. Yellowtail is a very popular beer in San Diego bars, so it does not rest in the tap lines long. It is very accessible to those who drink beer occasionally or who are deviating from their domestic lager rut. It seems slightly sweeter than other pale ales.

While I would normally select a IPA for one or two beers with a meal, when I order a pitcher of half priced brew, I normally select Yellowtail. This smooth, low carbonated product is a great pick for watching 2-3 hours of sports in a bar. (Go Blackhawks!)

Serving type: on-tap

04-28-2014 14:56:53 | More by RDB51
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Arizona

4/5  rDev +13.6%

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California

3/5  rDev -14.8%

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Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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California

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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Georgia

4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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California

4/5  rDev +13.6%

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -29%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -14.8%

03-16-2014 01:32:28 | More by Fettpopps
Yellowtail Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 787 ratings.