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Yellowtail Pale Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

834 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 834
Reviews: 336
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.01%
Wants: 18
Gots: 55 | 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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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

heytomcat, Aug 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

thebeeler, Aug 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

JT23, Aug 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Falcone, Aug 16, 2013
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3.24/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

GPHarris, Aug 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

bralston345, Aug 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Rudy, Aug 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

ssimpson89, Aug 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

nollynixon, Aug 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

nearengine, Aug 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

JTomczak, Aug 04, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -36.3%

TwoForty, Aug 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

jonathaniler, Aug 03, 2013
Photo of vkv822
3.48/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

vkv822, Aug 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Cynic-ale, Aug 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Spikester, Aug 01, 2013
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
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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
Yellowtail Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 834 ratings.