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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

810 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 810
Reviews: 335
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.01%
Wants: 17
Gots: 49 | 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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s_squared4


3/5  rDev -15%

07-20-2014 17:11:14 | More by s_squared4
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KoG

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

07-19-2014 01:01:40 | More by KoG
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humuloner22

North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev +0.6%

As a pale ale as the label states on its label its not. But, as a Kolsch its not bad. I have had beers I liked better. It states that its fermented at ale levels but its more of a Kolsch. I read that others felt misled, but its on the label. As for most breweries who do fantastic hoppy beers this one falls short. More malt than anything else detected. Its crisp, but it also has the funk or whatever you call it that is typical of Kolsch beers. For the price I can get just as good Kolsch beers that are actually true Kolsch, so for me its a one and done, but I still love Ballast Point's hoppy IPA's. Sculpin is just about perfect and among my all time favorite beers.

07-17-2014 03:35:29 | More by humuloner22
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cdog707yo

California

4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

07-14-2014 22:30:08 | More by cdog707yo
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nealbert

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

07-11-2014 22:05:13 | More by nealbert
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the_encinitan

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

07-11-2014 00:40:48 | More by the_encinitan
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WarBuckeyes17

California

2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

07-10-2014 03:37:59 | More by WarBuckeyes17
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JoeSaru

California

4/5  rDev +13.3%

07-06-2014 19:49:53 | More by JoeSaru
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BigV

California

4/5  rDev +13.3%

07-03-2014 17:12:32 | More by BigV
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Espyusmc


3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

07-03-2014 01:40:11 | More by Espyusmc
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Joel12

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

07-01-2014 05:05:33 | More by Joel12
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Jessgoof

Texas

3/5  rDev -15%

07-01-2014 02:36:32 | More by Jessgoof
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hoppyhour

California

3/5  rDev -15%

Like everyone has said before me; THIS IS NOT A TRADITIONAL PALE ALE
This beer pours, tastes and smells like a pilsner, very similar to a miller light imo.
You could straight beer bong this shit.
I was also disappointed as many others here that the packaging does not represent the correct product. This is a great session beer or if youre eating a big meal but other than that there is no reason for me to buy this again. Very little to no hops. :(

06-30-2014 03:36:49 | More by hoppyhour
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LakerLeith

California

1/5  rDev -71.7%

06-29-2014 15:25:05 | More by LakerLeith
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gfg0020

Texas

1/5  rDev -71.7%

I'm generally fair in my reviews. I'm also not generally lied to about what style of beer I'm purchasing. Putting "Pale Ale" in big print and "Kolsh" in tiny print is misleading. So as far as a pale ale goes this beer is terrible. I'm rating it as a pale ale because it says that's what it is on the bottle.

06-29-2014 04:19:01 | More by gfg0020
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Caskaway

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

06-26-2014 23:15:54 | More by Caskaway
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BrahptimusPrime

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

06-26-2014 20:10:52 | More by BrahptimusPrime
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JDM44

Texas

3/5  rDev -15%

06-24-2014 02:03:56 | More by JDM44
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CUbeerfan

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

06-22-2014 21:53:54 | More by CUbeerfan
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yumyab


3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

06-22-2014 17:31:59 | More by yumyab
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ANIMOUL

California

3.84/5  rDev +8.8%

Bias-Alert: I typically like (nee LOVE) ALL San Diego brews.

That said, upfront, the beer is mis-labeled. When I think of a "Pale Ale" I tend to think of an "IPA Light"... but, as the words on the can warn, this is more of a kolsch style beer. That said, for the style, its damn good. A very refreshing and crushable beer... a great choice to enjoy after a long run or on a Sunday afternoon bbq. Tastes like a very well done Budweiser... which is a complement in my book.

06-21-2014 03:10:24 | More by ANIMOUL
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Rms444

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

06-19-2014 23:51:57 | More by Rms444
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EGreen

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

06-18-2014 15:31:56 | More by EGreen
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BreweryRun

California

2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

06-16-2014 16:02:18 | More by BreweryRun
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ortie

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

06-16-2014 02:03:44 | More by ortie
Yellowtail Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 810 ratings.