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Pale Ale - Yazoo Brewing Company

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79
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443 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Ratings: 443
Reviews: 154
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 12.68%
Wants: 6
Gots: 46 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Yazoo Brewing Company visit their website
Tennessee, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A new version of an American classic. Our Yazoo Pale Ale bursts with spicy, citrusy hop aroma and flavor, coming from the newly discovered Amarillo hop. The wonderful hop aroma is balanced nicely with a toasty malt body, ending with a cleansing hop finish. Made with English Pale, Munich, Vienna, and Crystal malts, and generously hopped with Amarillo, Perle, and Cascade hops. Fermented with our English ale yeast.

55 IBU

(Beer added by: John1985 on 09-05-2005)
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Reviews by FLBeerGuy:
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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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Photo of oberon
3.73/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Came in a standard pint glass a clear lighter amber with a tinge of burnt orange,a half finger white head atop.Aromas of biscuit malt and fruity/grassy hops,the biscuit malt wins out over the hops.To me the flavors are like an ESB,a big mildly sweet bready malt base with a smattering of fruity hops in the finish,not bitter hops just a fruity lightly herbal component.Not bad but don't expect a big hopped up APA,again more like an American ESB.

Photo of tbryan5
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of J2L
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of orbitalr0x
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours into my glass a hazy peach color with a solid two fingers of creamy white foam on top. Aromas of caramel and spice upfront that meander around with citric, floral and earthy hop tones. A bit too mellow.

First sip brings caramel and toasty, biscuity malt flavors upfront that move into spicy, citric hop flavors. Earthy flavors mix in and are a bit detracting. Finishes with lingering spiciness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth with good carbonation. Goes down easy and is refreshing. Overall, I found this to be a solid pale ale with good drinkability. I would grab a sixer if it was available locally. Thanks to kmpitz2 for the chance to sample it.

Photo of markallmon
4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

Photo of xgoodyx
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of sponberg
3.93/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sort of the color of apricot juice - you know, the kind in a 48 oz. can labelled "Breakfast Cocktail" from back in the 1960s? No? Trust me, that's the color. White head starts out impressive, then fades to lace. Big time Amarillo aroma - tangerine and grapefruit, slight pine, really sharp, faint toasty malts in the background.

Really assertive hoppiness in this one - front to back, first sip to last, Amarillo hoppiness, firm bitterness, and a toasty malt background. Simple, yet highly effective. Spritzy mouthfeel, and definitely worth having a couple.

Thanks to BA Potsie for the bottles!

Photo of Jason
3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz brown bottle with a bottled on freshness date.

Chill hazed pale amber, decent lacing riding the top. Faint orange zest and doughy grain from the aroma. Smooth with a light dry-ish slickness in the lighter bodied brew. Orangey hop flavor with some bitterness and leaf tone in the after taste. Grain jumps in with a raw honey, biscuity and dried grass favor. Slightly yeasty and fruity with a kiss of warmth from the alcohol.

If this ale was a bit more clean and toned down the Amarillo hops I'd be right along with it. Decent.

Photo of merlin48
3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazed golden amber body with a small offwhite head. Minor lacing. Aroma is citrusy grapefruit and lemon rind with a grassy edge. Light medium body with good carbonation. Taste is on the dry and bitter side, with an earthy and citrusy hop profile. Malt is very understated. Finishes dry and bitter. Needs a bit more of a malt presence for better balance. This and their brown ale have been showing up prominently in east Tennessee stores of late but there are much better ones available.

Photo of nem2006
2.85/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass. Clear, mild carbonation, with good head. Head is sticky, egg white. golden.

Nose is sweet and slightly citrusy. Maybe lemon.

Slightly sweet at the start with a little citrus. Turns extra bitter at the end. Lingers on the tongue too long. A subdued flavor, I think it needs a little more.

An average drinkable beer.

Photo of SkinnyElvis
3.53/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Snagged a six pack at the local Kroger in Collierville. Typical amber color. Not much smell and a thin head. Tastes like a run of the mill pale ale with a hint of hops. Carbonation is appropriate. Drinkable and my guess is the ABV is pretty standard. Not bad but not good.

Cheers.

Photo of kingcrowing
3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into an imperial pint glass.

Pours a golden amber slighty cloudy color with basically no head at all. Nose is very Belgian and spicy.

Taste is likeable Belgian pale the description really isn't fitting at all. So think a light Belgian beer here not an apa.

Photo of nasa60
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of Dello
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of dmk91
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.08/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Amber/light copper pour, decent head. Aroma was lacking a hoppiness I like in pale ales. Other than that, a little breadiness.

Taste was average through and through. Slight caramel presence, crystal malt. For supposedly having amarillo hops, this one is kinda flat, but did impart the slightest citrusness. Slight.

I think the problem, if there is one, is that Amarillo's are best for dry hopping, and here, they try and use it for flavor and bittering, which would be fine, if another hop played a more prominent role.

Photo of williamjbauer
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.1/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in an American pint glass)
Thanks to puggy211 for this beer
Bottled on the 3rd week of January and consumed a month and a 1/2 later
A- This beer pours a crystal clear golden copper colored body with a good carbonation of tiny bubbles and a sticky thin head of white that last as a film for most of the beer.

S- The slightly sweet honey malt aroma gives way to a green hop note at the finish. The aroma is fresh and pretty balanced.

T- The slightly sweet pale malt flavor has some biscuit malt flavors that grow as the beer warms with some caramel malts notes following. There is a carbonic acid flavor that leads into the green herbal hops that finishes with a nice soft hop bite.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a fizzy finish that cleans up the finish but almost has a slight burn to it.

D- This is a nice pale ale. The malt has just enough sweetness to taste fresh but not too sweet and the biscuit malt, not my favorite malt in large amounts, was just enough to had depth to the pale malt but not overpower it. The hops had a nice balance of flavor and bitterness and worked well with the malt flavors. Easy to drink but it had some nice depth to keep it interesting.

Photo of LXIXME
3.55/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Medium to big light tan head settles into a nice lacing on a clear honey copper colored pale ale.

Light citrus, floral, and pine mixed hops aroma, a very nice aroma but it's pretty light, I wish it were quite a bit stronger and hed the same balance.

A citrus to floral hops taste with just a touch of a very light sweet caramel malt coming through.

A light but good tasting easy drinking medium bodied pale that has a light dry aftertaste with just a bit of the citrus hanging around.

Photo of dcbeers
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of weonfire
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of NJpadreFan
3.03/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yazoo- Pale Ale

Thanks to UncleJedi for this 1!

A- Light clear copper orange brown with a small foamy head.
S- very light on the nose. A bit of grainy malt and a touch of alcohol?
T- Light toasted grainy bread crust malt. Slight buttery biscuity flavor. Alcohol is very present?
M- Light with an earthy dirty hop feel. Alcohol isn't high but just present enough to drown out any flavors. Finishes off dry and bland.

Overall- Wasn't horrible but didn't have the Pale Ale flavors or feel. Probably wouldn't try again.
(Thanks Jed!)

Photo of javlin624
3/5  rDev -13.5%

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Pale Ale from Yazoo Brewing Company
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