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Yellowtail Pale Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

816 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 816
Reviews: 335
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.01%
Wants: 17
Gots: 53 | 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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Falcone

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

08-16-2013 21:17:10 | More by Falcone
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GPHarris

Alabama

3.24/5  rDev -8.2%

a - poured a one finger thick off-white head into an english pub glass. the body was an orange-golden color. not much lacing and sheeting here unfortunately.
s - citrus hops
t - citrus hops balanced by pilsner and bready malts.
m - moderate, a little on the thin side.
o - i had high hopes for this one and while it's a decent pale ale it fell short.

08-16-2013 20:52:17 | More by GPHarris
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bralston345

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

08-16-2013 02:26:38 | More by bralston345
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Rudy

California

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

08-15-2013 16:38:09 | More by Rudy
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ssimpson89

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

08-10-2013 00:06:23 | More by ssimpson89
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nollynixon

California

4/5  rDev +13.3%

08-09-2013 01:10:57 | More by nollynixon
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nearengine

Arizona

4/5  rDev +13.3%

08-07-2013 03:51:39 | More by nearengine
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JTomczak

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

08-04-2013 07:31:46 | More by JTomczak
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TwoForty

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

08-03-2013 22:39:20 | More by TwoForty
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jonathaniler

Florida

4/5  rDev +13.3%

08-03-2013 22:35:48 | More by jonathaniler
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vkv822

Oregon

3.48/5  rDev -1.4%

12oz : tulip
best by: 10/28/13

The label is a bit misleading, as it just says "Pale Ale", which led me to expect an American Pale Ale, but it turns out it's a Kolsch! Anyways. . .

Pours a fairly clear, golden with a foamy, bubbly white head.

Pale, malts upfront with some grainy notes, grassy hops, and light floral/fruity notes as well.

Medium+ body, foamy carbonation.

A well done Kolsch, easy drinking with a subtle, but tasty hop profile.

08-02-2013 07:44:13 | More by vkv822
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

08-01-2013 11:41:40 | More by Cynic-ale
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Spikester

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

08-01-2013 07:15:09 | More by Spikester
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JWeldon

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

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.”)

07-31-2013 22:59:15 | More by JWeldon
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calcutron

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

07-28-2013 05:02:16 | More by calcutron
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charlesjwinkler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15%

07-26-2013 00:39:03 | More by charlesjwinkler
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twelveinches

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

07-25-2013 05:52:48 | More by twelveinches
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

07-22-2013 23:09:29 | More by kjkinsey
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +13.3%

07-21-2013 23:41:19 | More by WOLFGANG
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logicerror

California

2/5  rDev -43.3%

07-19-2013 03:33:09 | More by logicerror
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jplopez21

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

07-16-2013 03:48:00 | More by jplopez21
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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

07-14-2013 19:08:11 | More by pathman
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Rihup

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

07-14-2013 01:50:19 | More by Rihup
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rxthree

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -15%

07-13-2013 05:02:26 | More by rxthree
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-08-2013 06:50:49 | More by foxyaardvark27
Yellowtail Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 816 ratings.