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Yellowtail Pale Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Yellowtail Pale AleYellowtail Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
80
good

781 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 781
Reviews: 332
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 14
Gots: 36 | 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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ahq514

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12 oz bottle into NB globe glass. When purchased, I was expecting it to be a pale ale as advertised, not a kolsch.

Pours a slightly hazy bright golden color. Fairly light, bright white head. Appears to have fairly light carbonation. Great lacing all around the glass.

Light grainy straw with a hint of citrus. Very subdued aroma.

Very clean and crisp while maintaining an ale like quality. Very close to aroma. Fairly bland overall, but has some light notes of grain and straw.

Fairly dry beer. Light body and lighter carbonation.

A decent kolsch overall, just fairly bland. I would consider it a good lawnmower beer, it was pretty refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 03:20:40 | More by ahq514
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

02-19-2012 17:31:08 | More by jfcaa193
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OscarO67

California

4/5  rDev +13.6%

02-15-2012 22:28:05 | More by OscarO67
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msarver16

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +42%

02-09-2012 05:18:37 | More by msarver16
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Mappies

Arizona

2.5/5  rDev -29%

02-02-2012 17:18:32 | More by Mappies
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.53/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

App: Very clear golden color with a good sized fluffy white head, good retention, fair lacing.

Smell: Slightly grassy hops and biscuity malt. Nothing too big, just a modestly bitter and malty aroma.

Taste: Lightly grainy and malty, with a more traditional-feeling European hop profile, bitter but balanced between the two elements. Grassy and floral, maybe a touch lemony. Malt isn’t particularly profound, again on the light side. Not a west coast super-hopped pale or an IPA in disguise at all. Very mild.

Mf: Light bodied with a short, dry finish, just a touch of lingering bitterness. Medium-high carbonation.

Overall: Easy drinking but somewhat bland, even for a kolsch, which is for me not the most exciting style to begin with. Lacking any particularly distinctive characteristics.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 19:05:18 | More by tobelerone
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Popp24

California

3/5  rDev -14.8%

02-01-2012 00:27:10 | More by Popp24
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

01-30-2012 04:58:45 | More by slimntubbs
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sponger

California

4/5  rDev +13.6%

01-28-2012 05:14:50 | More by sponger
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KenC

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

01-27-2012 19:45:14 | More by KenC
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PhineasGage

Iowa

4/5  rDev +13.6%

01-27-2012 18:35:47 | More by PhineasGage
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likeemdark

California

3/5  rDev -14.8%

01-27-2012 13:20:13 | More by likeemdark
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OleJohnnieAle

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

01-27-2012 01:28:22 | More by OleJohnnieAle
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sd123

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -14.8%

01-26-2012 09:13:53 | More by sd123
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rJulianz

New York

4/5  rDev +13.6%

01-24-2012 04:51:17 | More by rJulianz
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djaeon

California

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

01-22-2012 21:32:25 | More by djaeon
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hopfacebrew

Colorado

4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes on my recent trip to Arizona for vacation. Beer reviewed 4/16/2011.

A - Brown 12 oz yellowfin bottle without any noticeable dates. The beer pours a cloudy golden color with a brilliant white bubbly 1 finger head. Good retention and lacing throughout.

S - A nice blend of light citrus, a bit of floral hops, sweet malt, and wheat.

T - The beer starts with a sweet toasted malt base with a nice fruit presence. Apples and citrus though not too powerful. Very mild bitterness. Very clean and crisp throughout. Easy drinking beer for sure.

M - Light bodied and adequately carbonated.

O - A light refreshing beer for sure. I am glad to have had the opportunity to try it as Ballast Point beers aren't available locally for me. Not a whole lot of character but pleasing.

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 04-22-2011 15:14:35

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 19:42:55 | More by hopfacebrew
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pperez38

California

3/5  rDev -14.8%

01-22-2012 16:59:25 | More by pperez38
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TrojanWheels

California

4/5  rDev +13.6%

01-19-2012 18:11:48 | More by TrojanWheels
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Sparger

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

01-17-2012 00:37:22 | More by Sparger
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gafferjohn

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

01-16-2012 16:01:11 | More by gafferjohn
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bonbini26

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -14.8%

01-12-2012 18:12:57 | More by bonbini26
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MEOGDEN

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +13.6%

01-06-2012 20:21:32 | More by MEOGDEN
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pushstartnow13

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

01-05-2012 02:43:42 | More by pushstartnow13
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.8%

01-04-2012 22:29:25 | More by IdrinkGas
Yellowtail Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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