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Yellowtail Pale Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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832 Ratings
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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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

cdog707yo, Jul 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

nealbert, Jul 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

the_encinitan, Jul 11, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

WarBuckeyes17, Jul 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

JoeSaru, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

BigV, Jul 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Espyusmc, Jul 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Joel12, Jul 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15%

Jessgoof, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of hoppyhour
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. :(

hoppyhour, Jun 30, 2014
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1/5  rDev -71.7%

LakerLeith, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of gfg0020
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.

gfg0020, Jun 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Caskaway, Jun 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

BrahptimusPrime, Jun 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15%

JDM44, Jun 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

CUbeerfan, Jun 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

yumyab, Jun 22, 2014
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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.

ANIMOUL, Jun 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Rms444, Jun 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

EGreen, Jun 18, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.1%

BreweryRun, Jun 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

ortie, Jun 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Waveoff, Jun 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

ridgeline23, Jun 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Artjsantos, Jun 09, 2014
Yellowtail Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 832 ratings.