Yellowtail Pale Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company
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3.55/5 rDev +0.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
Bought a single at Round Rock World Market.
Poured a clean, pale gold with a minimal head. Not much retention and little to no lacing.
Pretty fresh scent of apple, pear, and hint of citrus. Some grassy hops in the background.
Taste follows... some fruit, maybe apple and lemon, just a touch of flowery hops. Uber smooth with a medium carbonation...super easy to drink. Almost downed this one in a matter of minutes. Very light, crisp and refreshing...just not a ton of personality... a very good session beer or warm weather beer however.
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2013 02:45:37 | More by obrike
2.61/5 rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
12 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A: Pours a slightly hazy golden color. Not much head here, a half finger white color that fades quick.
S: The malt profile has a strange biscuity aroma to it, almost like smoky meat. Not a good smoky meat, either. Some neutral malts and light noble hops hide behind this strange and even unpleasant note.
T: Very biscuity to start. This nature is honestly kind of intrusive. The finish sees a surge of mild noble hops and lemon esters, too bad the balance is out of whack. Not great overall, but better than the nose - that's for damn sure.
M: It feels a lot heavier than a kolsch should in my opinion. The hefty, creamy texture works in concert with the strong carbonation to make this one hard to drink.
O: I haven't been super impressed with Ballast Point so far, and this one is no exception. To me, this drinks like a cross between a kolsch and Fat Tire - and it doesn't really work. Maybe a fresh bottle/keg would be better? I wouldn't be averse to giving this a second chance.
Note this gets a 2.61 as a kolsch; if I reviewed it as an APA, the score would be even lower.
Serving type: bottle
01-30-2013 22:08:28 | More by ThisWangsChung
Yellowtail Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 793 ratings.