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Pale Ale - Yazoo Brewing Company

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454 Ratings

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Ratings: 454
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 12.39%
Wants: 6
Gots: 55 | 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:
Beer added by: John1985 on 09-05-2005

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
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1.25/5  rDev -64%

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1.5/5  rDev -56.8%

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1.75/5  rDev -49.6%

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2/5  rDev -42.4%

Photo of FtownThrowDown
2.2/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a reddish amber color. No head to speak of. Smell is of moderate hops, nothing else. Taste is amarillo hops, and some more amarillo hops. Not overbearing, but representin’. It gets to be a tad bit cloying and astringent. I’d imagine this would be a nice hot day on the patio kind of pale ale. Not a bad offering. Thanks to Illinismitty for this brew.

Photo of donaldchapman
2.32/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

A - Poured a beautiful light copper color, good clarity, with a frothy head, that tended to die off after a couple seconds..

S - Dominated by a grassy hop aroma, this is then backed by a slight citrus hop aroma, and some hints of malty sweetness.

T - The grassy hop flavor overpowers the citrus/flower flavors of the hops. There is a slight malty sweetness that provides good balance to the hops.

M - Moderate body and carbonation fit this beer well.

I was not impressed with this beer, the hops were way too grassy and overpowered all the other flavors.

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2.44/5  rDev -29.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -28%

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2.5/5  rDev -28%

Photo of AgentZero
2.53/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Golden colored beer with a bit of a plane white head that left some decent splotches on the sides of the glass. Little wattered down looking.

S - Malts, little bit of skunk smell, touch of hops, mostly sweet malts.

T - Taste is pretty bad. Sweet malts and some skunked hops. That's really about it, not good at all. Kind of like a macro gone bad.

M - Lighter side of medium boied with moderate carbonation.

O - Pass, maybe I got a bad bottle. Kind of doubt it though as I was in Tennessee and they go through this stuff like water.

Photo of jujubeast6000
2.54/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed 1/29/2009 (bottled Week 2 Sep):

Pours a very clear golden amber colored body, with a creamy white head, and good lacing. Has a pilsnery malty aroma. A pilsnery taste, grainy. I do not like that taste in my beer. Fresh but the grain taste turns me off.

Photo of Oxymoron
2.65/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Yazoo mowers? Pours a darker golden color that is boarder line light amber. A fizzy head with not much head and retention. No real lacing as well.

The nose is limited. The hops come out with more of a grassy smell with a hint of citrus on the back end. No real malt aroma. There is a slight buttery aroma in the finish.

The taste is little off as well. The beer is one sided with mostly finishing hops on the grassy and citrus appeal. Some generic malt sweetness but nothing particularly distinct. No real bitters to speak. Some light yeast notes but nothing overly bad. No real butter flavors though.

The body is moderate but the sweetness is cloying. The carbonation is light but ok. Overall this is just mostly a finished hop beer that needs bitterness to balance and some malt flavors.

Photo of deepsouth
2.7/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

this beer poured a clear amber with a nice straw head that left some decent lacing.

this beer smells like a horse blanket (?) slightly grassy and slightly sweet. i hope it tastes better.

this beer tastes a bit better than it smells. slightly funky however. bottled in the first week of june, i feel sure it's not skunked.

the mouthfeel is think and carbonated.

overall, i'm glad i got to try this beer, but i like the dos peros much better. i really liked the design of the label.

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of beveritt
2.76/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

From notes.

Presentation: Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a pint glass. Label shows a sun rising over a field of crops as an old truck drives by. Bottled in 3rd week of June by notches on the label.

Appearance: Pours with 2 fingers of light tan head. This settles slowly to about 1 finger of foam, leaving behind nice lacing. The beer itself is medium gold, leaning towards brown, and is perfectly clear. Some sediment on the bottle.

Smell: Ever so slightly sweet malt upfront with foral/soapy hops.

Taste: Bland, mildly sweet malt upfront. Soapy and faded hops. Mild bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level. Body is decent with a slick mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Yuck. Malt and hop profiles both leave a lot to be desired. Everything just tastes a little off and a little faded/musty. I'll pass.

Photo of SaCkErZ9
2.88/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dispensed from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. A rather dark colored "pale" ale. Nice clarity but the color is more representative of an ESB. White head that leaves a decent amount of lacing. Head turns into a layer of film on top of the beer.

Aroma is a bit sour. Vegetable aromas. Grainy and husky. Not really any hop aroma.

Taste was average at best. Again, more husky and graininess with minimal hop flavor. Kind of just blah and indistinct.

The problem with this beer is that it tastes really fresh; meaning the ingredients have melded. Tastes like a green homebrew, which isnt necessarily a bad thing. I guess this is okay for an APA but most other APA have significantly more hop flavor, aroma, and bitternes. This one is okay but certainly not worth seeking out over SNPA.

Photo of nem2006
2.9/5  rDev -16.4%
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 Cresant
2.92/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured this 12 oz. brown bottle into a Samuel Adams glass. Bottled in January 3rd or 4th week (the notch is between). The body was golden with a chill haze. Only one finger of head despite a vigorous pour. The head faded quickly to a splotchy film.

Smell was lightly sour in the beginning. This opened up to honey covered biscuits.

Taste was moderately crisp with grassy hops. Nicely balanced with sweet biscuity malts. Some alcohol evident.

Mouthfeel was medium to light in body. Carbonation was a bit too weak.

Photo of sleazo
2.97/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

on tap Beer Sellar

A-Medium copper brown with a small head. Dissipates quickly with minimal lacing

S-light biscuity malt odor. Not much in the way of hops

T-much like the smell. Easy drinking and not bad but nothing to wax poetic about. Some generic hops appear as it warms slightly.

M-light and refreshing but could use a bit more body.

D-not bad but not good. A run of the mill APA. I know this isn't an IPA but still I need some hops

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Pale Ale from Yazoo Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 454 ratings.