GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours golden w/ medium sized creamy froth. Aroma is pure and fresh. Medium nectar w/ creamy soft residual effers. Flavors are uncommonly mellow with a fresh and clean fruit character. There is very little bitterness here, just slightly on the finish. As I was drinking it I was surprised how the flavor profile insisted on such a mellow disposition. I could drink this all day long. Now that I am writing this, I see the commercial description and it explains everything. It’s a Kolsch. Overall: I really like this brew. The flavors are bright and clean yet soft and creamy. I highly recommend this.
jezmez68 (404) - Chesterton, Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2015
4.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I’ve had a lot of Koelsch beers, and this seems to be in that style, but given way more love. Seems a little darker than a Koelsch. Appears they were trying to make a legitimate German Pale Ale, and if that were a style category, this one would be the standard.
Smells like "beer". Crisp, a bit fruity. Taste is similar. Just delicious. If I lived in an area where this was available, this would be my "go to" beer.
ordybill (1302) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ballast Point Yellow Tail is my favorite Ballast Point brew to date.
Aroma- a toasted malt smell that had a follow on of citrus.
Appearance: a great clear yellow to orange color, that had minimal white head.
Taste: I could really taste the malt and citrus flavors with a medium bite. A thoroughly enjoyable flavor.
Palate- A lively carbonated light bodied brew that was pretty sweet
Overall- A great beer, I highly recommend it, excellent for warm days.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Originally reviewed: 7/27/09. This beer pours a clear gold with a good-sized 2-finger head on top. Decent retention leaves some pretty lacing spots and rings. Smells of grassy hops, and buttery grains.
The mouth is crisp with a medium-high amount of carbonation. Flavor is of buttered biscuits finished with a sharp hop bite. This is one of the more refreshing beers I’ve had this summer. This will be a regular for barbecues and ballgames.
Frank (3971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I am biased against beers labeled as koelsches since they are typically just crappy blond ales w/ a cute name but this is pretty excellent. It is clear pale golden in color and is more or less headless after a minute or so. Nose is bready and slightly herbal. This is a very clean beer for an ale, as is befitting the style, and there is only a hint of fruitiness from the yeast along w/ a touch of sweetness that brings out a lemon note from the hops. It is a crisp refreshing brew that was brewed with skill and an obvious attention to detail. It has a subtlety few craft brewers even attempt let alone succeed at.
jimmycaprese (6) - California, USA - JAN 10, 2015 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really enjoyed this beer, slightly hazy on the pour. Crisp, a bit too bitter on the finish, but definitely a favorite.
TAR (2657) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light golden. Compact, thin-layered white foam. Well balanced aroma between toasted pale malts, minerals, maraschino cherry, and perfumey hops. Densely crisp, slightly fuzzy texture. Soft body. Sizeable dollop of lightly glazed malt sweetness harmoniously meshes with delicate hop acidity and understated Tettnang spiciness. Center shows more biscuity sweetness, which highlights the beautifully rounded, body-softening melon fruitiness. Hops continue to contribute more body, as they shower the palate with more juiciness, while attaining even more range of softness from the husky wheat. Glazed malt sweetness shrinks into a firm blend of minerals and peppery hops toward the mistily dry finish of juicy hops chased with perfumey hop burps and muted malt residuals. They’ve nailed this very difficult style with precision.
Hihosteveareno (9) - - SEP 1, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth and tasty with a yellow color and a white head. Very drinkable especially super cold. No headache or hangover, just a little on the expensive side.
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SPDickerman (1163) - Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear golden yellow with a small white foam. Smells lightly sweet and lightly hoppy. Taste is light fruity with a subtle bitterness. Light-bodied with a wet texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Ballast Point California Kölsch (Pale Ale) finishes with a smooth crispness.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a nice golden color with a fairly-large white head. The nose has a lot of malt, especially for a beer being labeled as a kolsch. Along the same lines, this is pretty hoppy, so it seems like BP is right in describing this as a pale ale. Bready malt and some citrus hops come through in the nose and taste. Mouthfeel is very nice and refreshing, with more of the German lager-type carbonation atop this softer pale ale. Drinkability is good.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 02-17-2010