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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

818 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 818
Reviews: 335
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.01%
Wants: 17
Gots: 53 | 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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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
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Waveoff

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +13.3%

06-13-2014 03:20:14 | More by Waveoff
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ridgeline23

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

06-10-2014 01:37:51 | More by ridgeline23
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Artjsantos

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

06-09-2014 21:39:05 | More by Artjsantos
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Evan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

06-08-2014 21:08:01 | More by Evan
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wrightst

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

06-08-2014 02:44:29 | More by wrightst
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glazeman

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

06-07-2014 22:51:49 | More by glazeman
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TX-Badger

Texas

3/5  rDev -15%

06-07-2014 17:32:28 | More by TX-Badger
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keilerdunkel

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +27.5%

06-07-2014 03:28:49 | More by keilerdunkel
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jsh420

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

06-06-2014 23:46:23 | More by jsh420
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Jburnsm

Illinois

4/5  rDev +13.3%

06-05-2014 20:55:02 | More by Jburnsm
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3/5  rDev -15%

05-31-2014 02:48:05 | More by AndrewMichael
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Soccken

California

4/5  rDev +13.3%

05-30-2014 00:24:19 | More by Soccken
Yellowtail Pale Ale from Ballast Point Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 818 ratings.