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Yellowtail Pale Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

788 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 788
Reviews: 334
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 15
Gots: 40 | 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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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
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mbw314

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

04-25-2013 04:12:53 | More by mbw314
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kp29

Arizona

3/5  rDev -14.8%

04-21-2013 21:56:46 | More by kp29
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natedirka

Arizona

1.15/5  rDev -67.3%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This was not good... At all. Had this on tap and thought it was a pilsner. My girlfriend ordered a pilsner and thought the glasses were switched in front of us.

It had almost no nose and tasted like dishsoap.

I enjoy IPA's more than Pale Ales and can still enjoy less hoppy ales but this was just plain bad.

Serving type: on-tap

04-17-2013 02:33:41 | More by natedirka
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Cardmarauder

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -43.2%

04-13-2013 02:08:19 | More by Cardmarauder
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LoFiDave

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

04-12-2013 01:03:42 | More by LoFiDave
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crob3888

California

4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

04-06-2013 05:56:43 | More by crob3888
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chippo33

Vermont

2.5/5  rDev -29%

04-06-2013 05:50:28 | More by chippo33
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MAUEX_MFA

Alaska

3/5  rDev -14.8%

04-04-2013 20:54:13 | More by MAUEX_MFA
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dreedvol

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

04-02-2013 01:04:19 | More by dreedvol
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drummermattie02

Texas

3/5  rDev -14.8%

04-01-2013 22:40:52 | More by drummermattie02
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iparaez

California

4/5  rDev +13.6%

04-01-2013 06:54:03 | More by iparaez
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

03-31-2013 03:26:32 | More by DelicateDelirium
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rprinz22

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

03-24-2013 02:12:28 | More by rprinz22
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

03-19-2013 21:09:33 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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Hopmeplease

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

03-13-2013 01:36:22 | More by Hopmeplease
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KidsDoc

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-12-2013 04:30:30 | More by KidsDoc
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-07-2013 20:00:09 | More by orangesol
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ryser2k

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

03-06-2013 22:02:20 | More by ryser2k
Yellowtail Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 788 ratings.