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Pale Ale - Yazoo Brewing Company

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374 Ratings

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Ratings: 374
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 5
Gots: 22 | 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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3.83/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: copper orange with a 1 finger head

smell: citrus, floral, hops, malts

taste: citrus, hops, malts

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: nice well balanced pale ale. nice and refreshing beer.


Serving type: bottle

06-01-2011 00:25:46 | More by THECPJ
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3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Flying Saucer Nashville. It poured copper in color with a thin, sticky white head to it. Nice looking color to it.

The aroma has modest, but nice hop presence to it. I get some juicy, citrusy notes to it that I like. A decent amount of malts come out with some sweeter, bready notes and a touch of caramel.

The taste shews a little more of the malts coming through, again showing some sweeter, bready flavors along with a touch of caramel. The hoppiness comes through as well and is moderately juicy up front with a little more bitter citrus rind in the finish.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, I thought it was a good tasting and easy drinking beer. I was happy to find this all over town during my trip to Nashville.

Serving type: on-tap

05-24-2012 15:42:24 | More by billab914
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

05-19-2013 02:43:44 | More by harpus
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

07-27-2013 22:23:38 | More by scruffwhor
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

03-15-2013 22:13:03 | More by rolltide8425
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3.58/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Lightly hazed dark gold body, small white head that dissipates rather quickly and leaves little wisps of lace on the glass. Aroma of mostly floral hops, with some lesser citrus notes, and a good deal of bready malt.

The flavor is very well balanced but approaches blandness. Again the hops are mostly floral in nature with lesser earthy and pine notes but could stand to be amped up a bit, at least to my taste. Prominent toasted bread malt flavor with moderate caramel sweetness. Restrained bitterness and a short finish revealing a late emerging honey-like note.

Medium body and carbonation. Crisp and acceptably clean drinking. Not bad but nothing particularly exceptional about this either, although I could see this having wide appeal with borderline craft drinkers in the manner of Fat Tire and similar beers.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 00:30:33 | More by tobelerone
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2.48/5  rDev -28.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 06:10:26 | More by AgentZero
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

04-29-2013 12:36:13 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Crisp aroma is malty, fruity, and just a sliver sweet, not strong or distinctive but still appealing. It pours a clear amber with a fluffy white head that doesn't leave much lacing. Malty flavor has a fruity underpinning that is mostly apple with some traces of pear. Texture is smooth and minimally fizzy. Not great, but fine for some casual sipping or with a meal.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2011 02:28:10 | More by Cyberkedi
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

03-01-2013 04:34:18 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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1.25/5  rDev -63.9%

11-16-2013 04:34:38 | More by chippo33
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New York

3.95/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A – Bright apricot body with neon orange highlights. Blue-white head with low retention and lace.

S – Sweet honey and malt are the starts of the nose. Light floral, dried leaves, and bitter orange notes.

T – Bitters up front with pine, wood, and green plant stems. Light caramel malt sweetness lingers in the background. Light, floral, bittersweet finish.

M – Nice carbonation with smooth, medium body.

O – A very nice APA. A touch on the hoppy side, even for the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 21:12:04 | More by vfgccp
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3.45/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tyhe beer pours a copper color with a decent 1 finger white head. Aroma is a nice balance of citrus hops, caramel malts and the fruity english ale yeast they use. Flavor is more of the same and nicely balanced. Medium body with medium-low carbonation. Overall a well balanced easy drinking pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2012 17:22:47 | More by WoodBrew
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

11-09-2013 03:35:36 | More by Cynic-ale
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

04-27-2014 23:33:34 | More by Haybeerman
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

02-10-2013 15:57:43 | More by DmanGTR
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3.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It pours a moderately hazed tangerine with a modest off-white head that shows some retention and lacing.
The nose is driven by the lime rind and frangrant herbal hopping, with a backdrop of grainy malts.
Malt is dispensed first in the mouth, with fragments of toasted grain and shortbread. A doughy breadiness (in flavor, not in fullness) develops in the middle. Hops bring and intriguing lime juicy sourness, and a more tradtional herbal/floral bitterness.
It's on the lighter side of the style, and carries a steady carbonation that veers to combative off the bat, but settles fairly quickly.
It's no world beater, but it has some quirks that I like. Seems like a solid hot weather refresher.

Serving type: on-tap

04-03-2009 07:29:18 | More by cokes
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

01-14-2012 22:52:50 | More by whartontallboy
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3.88/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1512th Review on BA
Bottle to Pint
12 oz

Bottled on 08-03-12
Thanks to BrandonBrew for this one

App- A deep glowimg orange color with a light medium density and clarity. Only a small 1/4" head that was off white. 1/8" ring of bubbles around the edges.

Smell- The thing I like the most is its clean. Not muddled and not trying to be fancy. a good solid hop base with a small malt backend on nose. Not overly spicy or caramel either.

Taste- A very nice pale ale. The amarillo is a bit spicy but nothing to over the top. A bit dry and peanut like roast and a bit grainular. Balanced and easy to drink. Another thicker pale ale.

Mouth- Lighter medium with a semi medium carbonation. Light hops and a bit spicy.

Drink- Its a tasty pale albeit a bit thicker than I wouldve like. Seems like I am a bit of homer for Hoppy Bday and a whore for ZD & Daisy Cutter. Oh well.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2012 14:18:08 | More by FosterJM
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3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Big thanks to fishingnet for bringing this one in so that I can cross Tennessee off my states list.

A: Pours a very clear pale yellow hue. Does not really manage a head or any lace.

S: Simple... Light grainy malt with a dash of floral hops.

T: Simple... Light grainy malt with a dash of floral hops. Yep tastes like it smells.

M: On the thinner side.

D: It's your standard run of the mill pale ale.

Mark Tennessee off the list! Thanks Ben.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2009 17:23:52 | More by tpd975
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3.73/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz into two dfh glasses. Two because I'm sharing it with the wifey.

A clear, rose gold, small thin white head, no lacing. Dissipates fast leaving a small white ring.

S citrus, mango, passion fruit, malt

T citrus and orange juice beginning and middle with a tropical ending. The aftertaste is a malty hoppy mix.

M light carbonation, a little prickly, thin

O good session beer. Nothing special but very well done.

It's was bottled in 2009 and given to us as a gift, along with a lot of other beers.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 00:36:48 | More by Lare453
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

09-22-2013 18:55:27 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-12-2004 22:54:50 | More by Brent
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Golden pale orange in color, light colored head that leaves a little lacing.

Smell is rather sweet...almost cloying for the style. Hints of citrus, but faint. Some yeasty characters.

Sweetness is so much more tame, and balanced much better with some citrus, mostly orange. There is this Kolsch-esque taste there that is not bad, but shouldnt be there.

Feel is light, creamy, slick, and smooth.

Drinkability is not bad at all. If I had access to Yazoo on the fly, I would get this regularly.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2010 03:30:59 | More by EgadBananas
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New York

3.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, an 'extra' from a trade with Tilley4, served in a pint glass.

A - cloudy, yellow/orange color with a good sized tan head of foam that fell to a layer, leaving some rings of lacing on the glass.

S - a sort of grainy/sweet aroma, on the verge of a malt liquor type of aroma with funk.

T - malt/grain sweetness upfront is quickly followed with a bitter sour fruitiness, apricot and tangerine. Bitter after taste.

M - medium bodied with a fizzy carbonation feel.

D - easy enough to drink, but a bit too much bitterness to session with.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2008 22:48:16 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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