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Yellowtail Pale Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
okay

853 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 853
Reviews: 338
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 14.73%
Wants: 19
Gots: 61 | 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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Photo of JWeldon
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

poured into a tulip at 46F

A: Pours gold with a fleeting white head

S: Hops, lemon, grass, bread, hint of apple

T: moderate hops, good citrus, grass and a dry, gentle hop finish

M: light bodied, unexpectedly creamy, light malt, high refreshing carb. Well balanced.

O: Refreshing and thirst-quenching, but not what I expected from a beer labeled “pale ale.” I had heard it was more of a kölsch styled brew before I drank it, but my eyes read “pale ale,” and I wanted a pale ale when I cracked it open. (Strangely, I think I would have enjoyed it more if it had been labeled “kölsch.”)

JWeldon, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of calcutron
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

calcutron, Jul 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

charlesjwinkler, Jul 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

twelveinches, Jul 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

kjkinsey, Jul 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

WOLFGANG, Jul 22, 2013
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2/5  rDev -43.3%

logicerror, Jul 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

jplopez21, Jul 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

pathman, Jul 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Rihup, Jul 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

rxthree, Jul 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

foxyaardvark27, Jul 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

smartassboiler, Jul 06, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

johnnyboy76, Jul 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Bnoise11, Jul 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

C3likesbeer, Jul 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

shelby415, Jul 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

eawolff99, Jul 02, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

birdsellam, Jul 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

KeyWestGator, Jul 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

pmarlowe, Jun 30, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

artoolemomo, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of tone77
3.43/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a light golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is mild, some malts are present. Taste is crisp, malts, a touch of hops, a bit of wheat, pretty refreshing. Feels light in the mouth and overall is a pretty good summertime beer.

tone77, Jun 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15%

Whiskeydeez, Jun 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

BeerBeast, Jun 24, 2013
Yellowtail Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 853 ratings.