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Yellowtail Pale Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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864 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 864
Reviews: 338
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 14.77%
Wants: 20
Gots: 62 | 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 epyon396
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

epyon396, Oct 30, 2014
Photo of 3PuttPar
3/5  rDev -14.8%

This was a very disappointing beer. It has all the drawbacks of a light American beer, but lacking the crispness and carrying a higher price. Avoid this if you are looking for a pale ale. It is most similar to Kona Longboard or Olympia. Too much malty sweetness for my taste, without much complexity to balance it out. The lingering aftertaste is better than some of the other beers mentioned, with some hints of citrus fruit. This is my second go around with Yellowtail, figuring the last batch I had was a dud, but I am just as underwhelmed.

3PuttPar, Oct 29, 2014
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3.64/5  rDev +3.4%

will4738, Oct 26, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -3.4%

CHIMat, Oct 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

WestHam973, Oct 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

BabaBeer, Oct 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.6%

pauloandrenassar, Oct 19, 2014
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2.84/5  rDev -19.3%

Jesse13713, Oct 18, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev 0%

DrewShalvoy, Oct 16, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +2.3%

Stillyman11, Oct 12, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +15.1%

Patlee3324, Oct 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Keananmichael5, Oct 10, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +8%

kmanjohnson, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of ronniebruner
3.33/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Very earthy taste to this pale ale. Reminds me of a Sierra Nevada. A bit sweet on the tongue with just enough bite to make it above average in this category. The beer has a golden orange hue, minimal foam, lace and carbonation and a crisp, clean taste. Leaves the right amount of taste on the tongue and is not harsh like some other IPAs tend to be. A very worthy effort. Ballast Point is quickly becoming one of the best breweries on the west coast, but this is not their finest beer, even though I would rate as above average. I love this brewery and cannot wait to try their new beers!

ronniebruner, Oct 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

BigAl18, Sep 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

spycow, Sep 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

roosafur, Sep 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

vinylrooster, Sep 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

blabaer, Sep 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

StephRai, Sep 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Brams17, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +13.6%

Rich malty nose, mild herby hops. light fruit
Brilliant golden amber, 2" fluffy bone white foam cap, produces excellent lace.
Malty palate, graham cracker to biscuit, mild hop accent
medium body and carbonation

pat61, Sep 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14.8%

tally, Sep 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Washuffizi98, Sep 15, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +2.3%

poohbearzeccola, Sep 14, 2014
Yellowtail Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 864 ratings.