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Yellowtail Pale Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

832 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 832
Reviews: 335
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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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

MaxOhle, Dec 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

sansho, Oct 10, 2013
Photo of jwc215
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours straw golden yellow with a thin white head that holds up for awhile before becoming a vanishing patch.

The smell is sweet grain with a hint of Continental-type/floral hops.

The taste follows the nose. A touch of "wet cardboard". A bit yeasty, though with some crispness. Sweetish, turning to a dryish finish. Appropriately light-bodied.

A decent attempt at the style, though not quite as crisp and refreshing as some more classic examples of a Kolsch-style beer, IMO.

jwc215, Apr 19, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

slimntubbs, Jan 30, 2012
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curlybird, Sep 09, 2014
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Mattsk1, Jan 22, 2014
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Sparger, Jan 17, 2012
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KeyWestGator, Jul 01, 2013
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CGMLS3, Jun 04, 2013
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thatoneguymike, Feb 10, 2014
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Scott1970, Oct 18, 2012
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Azpittil57, Nov 15, 2013
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Beeradelphia, Aug 25, 2012
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kristougher, Sep 04, 2013
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Joel12, Jul 01, 2014
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Teddy-Pickles, Oct 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

cdwil, Feb 24, 2013
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glazeman, Jun 07, 2014
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Beermazter310, Sep 17, 2013
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tleifj, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light gold in color. A pale ale or a Kolsch? Make up your mind Ballast Point! This brew leans more to the kolsch side, making it a good summer option. Light floral hops, no real bite. Crystal and pale malts. Tinge of lemon. Fairly bitter, and very clean at that. Easy to drink but just a run of the mill kolsch style beer.

Stinkypuss, Sep 07, 2010
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Azrael, Feb 07, 2013
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KidsDoc, Mar 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

InspectorBob, May 27, 2013
Yellowtail Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 832 ratings.