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Pale Ale - Yazoo Brewing Company

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406 Ratings

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Ratings: 406
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 6
Gots: 34 | 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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5/5  rDev +44.5%

Squirrelsheriff, Jul 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +37.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +37.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +37.3%

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4.6/5  rDev +32.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

FLBEERGUY25, Jun 12, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev +25.7%

A friend brought me this one from Alabama... a shame it can't be found in South Louisiana... but so it goes.

It pours a coppery color, pretty clear, a little carbonation and a creamy white head. Looks inviting and refreshing!

The aroma is impactful... citrus, hops, a little malt... very well combined. Now I really want to take the first sip.

The taste doesn't disappoint at all... the malt comes through more... with the hops on the back on the tongue hitting at the end of the sip.

There is a bit of an aftertaste... kind of metallic, so that's a drawback, but not a big one. I'm reaching for the next sip by that time anyway.

If I could get ahold of this one regularly I think it would make a fantastic Summer session beer... very very drinkable, and I am impressed overall with this one.

theboozecruise, Jun 17, 2009
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4.33/5  rDev +25.1%

Yet another free beer that Ryan (the guy below this review) gave me. Ive never heard of this brewery before.

A- A hazy, pale orange. Small white head that still leaves good lacing. It never really fades, it remains at a bubbly film the whole time.

S- Quite nice. Lots of citrusy hops and bready crust like malts.

T- The taste is really wonderful. Very hoppy, but its not kicking my teeth in. It still lets you know its supposed to be a pale ale. Any bitterness is knocked down by some bready malts and citrus sweetness.

M- Carbonation might be a tad high, but not by much. Body is medium and clean and crisp.

D- Very nice stuff. I could knock back a good many of these.

MbpBugeye, Oct 06, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

markallmon, Feb 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Jalogan2, Feb 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

KlayWey, Oct 26, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

MeEatCookies, Jul 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

I was passing through Nashville and picked up one to try.

A- Beer pours a nice amber color with some nice lacing left behind and 2-3 inches of head in the glass - very nice presentation. The lacing has a bit of stickiness to it.

S- I pick up honey and hops in the nose - this is the only area that they could really improve a bit.

T- There's a sweet taste with the honey coming through giving into the hop presence which leaves a nice bitter finish. Honestly, I compare this to FFF's Alpha King in flavor with this being slightly worse than FFF.

M-This is a lightly carbonated beer that feels great on the palate

D - I don't know the ABV of this but I could sit down for a nice session with this beer. I really enjoy the beer and feel like it's worth the effort to try and try some.

beerman207, May 21, 2009
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4.13/5  rDev +19.4%

This ale just became available last week. Until then Yazoo was strictly draft only.

Deep gold color with a short lived dissipating head. Malty aroma with a few spicy hops thrown in. Flavor was a pleasant tug -of-war of malt and hops won narrowly by the malt. Finish had some hops in the back which tickled the tongue, Very drinkable, a great session ale. Finally Nashville has a decent local bottled Pale Ale.

This ale might make the Titans season easier to swallow. I plan to have it on hand until SN Celebration Ale comes out. I hope Yazoo bottles their stout as the weather becomes cooler.

John1985, Sep 05, 2005
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4.13/5  rDev +19.4%

Got a bottle from the local Publix. Excited about trying it fresh from the brewery this weekend. But I'll review the bottle now.

A: Poured a light copper/amber color. I really enjoy the color, I can't pinpoint an exact reason why, but it appeals to me.

S: Hoppy, spicy smell. Maybe a hint of something fruity, can't tell exactly what fruit. Intriguing and inviting.

T: Good, what you'd expect from a pale ale. Well-balanced, hoppy flavor, a little bit of spicy citrus, with a hoppy finish.

M: Light carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. Pleasant.

D: Easy drinkability, could gulp it if you so choose, I prefer to savor.

I love Yazoo, and I try to support them as much as possible since they are a local brewery. I haven't been let down so far, and their Pale Ale is definitely worth the drink.

lespaulrocker, Aug 12, 2010
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4.1/5  rDev +18.5%

(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.

rhoadsrage, Apr 22, 2009
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4.1/5  rDev +18.5%

Was at Opryland Hotel in Nashville for a week long conference. Tried this the first night and really enjoyed it. First night I had it with Shrimp & Grits - nice combination. Second night I had it a couple of hours after dinner - worked very well alone. Later in the week I had it with Ribs - also good combination

Poured from bottle into glass had a perfect head. Really liked the taste of the Amarillo Hops along with the citrussy flavors.

Now hoping to find somewhere to buy it locally.

bluedognever, May 21, 2013
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4.08/5  rDev +17.9%

Bottle into pint glass.

Pours clear copper, just a bit pale, with a thinnish off-white head that settles into a thin sheet of suds on the top of the glass. sparse lacing.

Nose is really nice, but understand I'm a sucker for English-style Pale Ales. Orangey, a bit buttery, light toastiness; quite nice.

Taste has an orangy, floral hop note sitting lightly atop a dry, lightly toasty, biscuity malt base. Really nice balance. A bit of lingering floral hop bitterness on the palate, but not much.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied; nice, light carbonation that goes well with the style. Just the right length of finish. Excellent drinkability. Maybe I'm a homer, but it's more likely that I'm just a big fan of English style pale ales, and even with the American hops, this one is more English in character (to my tongue) than American. Very tasty beer.

JohnQVegas, Feb 26, 2010
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4.03/5  rDev +16.5%

I have had this beer numerous times on tap but never in a bottle until this past weekend. Oddly enough I think I like it out of the bottle better.

A = pours a nice copper color with a 1/2" white head

S = smells slightly hoppy with citrus undertones

T = very much a citrus taste with slight clove undertones. just the perfect amount of hoppiness

M = medium body and not over-carbonated

D = very drinkable. not necessarily a "session beer" but I can definitely drink 2 or 3 of these in one sitting.

xduderx, Feb 27, 2007
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

jtyson, Jan 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

On tap at the Flying Saucer. According to the server, the beer is named after the use of the hops variety. Butterscotch golden, with a light floral aroma. At the front, you think the beer is going to hit you with a pretty solid grainy punch, but the hops manage to slide right up against the malt and infiltrate, so that the combination is quite pleasant. Hops are slightly fruity - apricot comes to mind, although that is just an approximation. Finish was very clean, and this beer has a high drinkability attribute.

Brent, Apr 12, 2004
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

freduardo, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

mhagler, Mar 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 20oz imperial pint. Thanks to HollyAnn for the hook up!

Bottled On: Mar/Week 1 (2008 I assume)

A: Pours a nice orange-y color with a creamy light-tan head that dissolves into a bubbly skim that leaves considerable lace behind.

S: Pine and citrus hops dominate the smell. Grapefruit, toasted biscuits and caramel, as well.

T: Bitter piney hops. Grapefruit too. Also noticed a fresh cut grass hop flavor lurking in the background. Toasted malt, pepper, and caramel. This tastes fresh.

M: Oily and full. Decent amount of bitternesss tempered by the dry toastiness and sweet caramel malt.

D: A very sessionable APA. If this was available in Chicago, it would probably be in my regular rotation. Great Job Holly, finding this for me at a gas station!

GbVDave, Apr 18, 2008
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

yarnanimal, Jul 08, 2014
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Pale Ale from Yazoo Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 406 ratings.