Yellowtail Pale Ale by Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Brewery Name and Location: Ballast Point of San Diego, CA.

Name of Brew: Yellowtail Pale Ale

Style of Brew: Pale Ale – Kolsch Style

Purchase Info: $2.49 for 12oz draft.

ABV: 4.6%

Ingredient Info: Liberty and Tettnanger hops. German yeast strain. 5% wheat.

Nutritional Info: Unknown

Vessel Used for Tasting: Plastic Mug

Aroma/Olfactory: Rather weak nose, smells like raw dough, yeasty.

Visuals/Appearance: Clear, vibrant straw color with dispersive white head.

Taste/Flavor: A wonderful balance of hops and malts. The yeast has a very distinctive flavor. Hints of dough and butter.

Palate/Tactile: Light bodied and smooth. 

Tasting Backstory: Had it as Wahoo’s Fish Tacos with a great mexican plate. It paired very nicely. Great food, beer and service made for a great meal. 

Rating: 7.5/10 If I were offered this or Lightning’s Kolsch style ale I would not be able to decide. 

Value Rating: 8/10 It’s a damn good price for a quality draft craft beer. I regurlarly see 22oz bottles of this for $3.39. It’s well on the lower end of craft beer prices.

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