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Yellowtail Pale Ale - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
80
good

811 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 811
Reviews: 335
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 17
Gots: 50 | 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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cardinals22

Illinois

3/5  rDev -14.8%

08-11-2014 16:47:25 | More by cardinals22
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bcsbeer

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

08-09-2014 22:19:54 | More by bcsbeer
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jrsal1904


4/5  rDev +13.6%

08-09-2014 05:59:37 | More by jrsal1904
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Felipe_Lovio


3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

08-08-2014 15:07:46 | More by Felipe_Lovio
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Ashley760

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

08-07-2014 15:19:13 | More by Ashley760
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Kyrojack

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

08-06-2014 18:52:43 | More by Kyrojack
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nkelley77

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

08-05-2014 21:37:41 | More by nkelley77
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jaredkc889

California

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

08-04-2014 01:49:30 | More by jaredkc889
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GAMB1T


3/5  rDev -14.8%

07-29-2014 01:11:09 | More by GAMB1T
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ordybill

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

07-27-2014 22:21:28 | More by ordybill
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GeoChase90

California

4/5  rDev +13.6%

07-26-2014 01:56:29 | More by GeoChase90
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Gmurray


5/5  rDev +42%

07-25-2014 22:56:37 | More by Gmurray
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emsimadr


4/5  rDev +13.6%

07-25-2014 21:15:28 | More by emsimadr
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Tom_the_bomb

California

2.98/5  rDev -15.3%

Overall, not bad. Although, having recently sampled PBR (pabst) in a can, no less, I actually find PBR to have more character - from aroma, character, lingering taste appeal - I think the PBR revival has something going - including an attractive price point. a 24 pack at $13 goes much further than 22 oz. at $5. i'll stick with sculpin if I'm looking for real character.

07-23-2014 23:27:18 | More by Tom_the_bomb
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patre_tim

China

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-23-2014 03:02:18 | More by patre_tim
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bricarr74


3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

07-21-2014 04:50:18 | More by bricarr74
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s_squared4


3/5  rDev -14.8%

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

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +27.8%

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

North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev +0.9%

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 +20.7%

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

California

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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

California

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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

California

4/5  rDev +13.6%

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

California

4/5  rDev +13.6%

07-03-2014 17:12:32 | More by BigV
Yellowtail Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 811 ratings.