Pale Ale - Yazoo Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Pale AlePale Ale

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
79
okay

468 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 468
Reviews: 157
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 12.39%
Wants: 7
Gots: 65 | 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: Brent on 04-12-2004

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: Ratings & Reviews
to view more.
Ratings: 468 | Reviews: 157
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

both me and my buddy who i shared this with were pretty unimpressed on the whole. i love yazoo, and had a bunch of great beers from the recently, but this one seemed a bit pedestrian, even though it boasts amarillo hops, which usually have my interest. this seems a little over malty for the style, and the hops are lost in it, or maybe it isnt dry hopped very much, because that bright fruity aromatic is faint. i also think the english ale yeast here is a little disagreeable. i like the yeast, but it needs a different base to work off of. i think its residual flavors clash a little with the amarillo, and this gets more exacerbated as the beer warms up. when its ice cold though its still pretty decent, as the hops stay ahead of the grain. the carbonation is through the roof, which i think helps keep it light. i have heard others say great things about this one, and while it is not generic in the least, it just never really delivers what it promises to. drinkable for sure, but not the best they have to offer.

Photo of uvachief
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a draft. Dark golden color. Amber. Little to no head or lacing. Smells of hops and citrus. Pine taste (strong hops) tries to get buried by citrus. Not overly sweet. Bitter on the back end. Typical American Pale Ale. Not bad but not great. Average. Eat coast style.

Photo of AJNIDEK
2.5/5  rDev -28%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Just an okay not so pale but fruity pale ale.

Photo of T-34-85
3.49/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nothing particularly exceptional with this pale ale, but overall, a nice little beer.

Slightly sweeter than most of this style, and pleasantly balanced with a subtle hop aroma as the beer warms up. The aroma is not overly intense, but it is a good one, light and fruit forward.

Photo of tone77
3.59/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of pine, some citrus. Taste is piney hops, malts, a bit of fruits at the finish, well balanced. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

Photo of smcolw
3.76/5  rDev +8.4%

Round Amber malt flavor with good hop kick. Rich body.

Photo of jeranbrews
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

A - Clear amber. Lots of fizz. Lots of lacing. head dropped fast. 3.5

S - Crisp. Hoppy. Not overly sweet. 3

T - Malty initial tastes. Bounces between sugary and hoppy aftertastes. A decent balance. I'm pleased. 3.5

M - Sparkly and slightly syrupy 3.5

O - Not bad. Smooth tastey yet not overly hoppy. 3.5

Photo of denver10
3.18/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours orange golden with a white head. Aroma is bready and toffee with some spice and citrus as well. Flavor is centered with a hefty bready and toffee base, some spiceness and citrus from the hops balanace things out. A creamy, active, medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, surprised the ratings for this one are as low as they are. I enjoyed this one, which I found to be a cross between an APA and ESB. Would drink again.

Photo of andrewjraab
3.79/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a burnt orange color with two fingers of creamy white head. Leaves a nice ring of sticky head after each sip. Head maintains at a quarter of an inch throughout.

S - Big malt profile, bread dough, cake batter, lemon grass, hops take a back seat but are still present in the nose.

T - Follows the nose - malt forward, biscuity, bready, some hops in the back end balance it out - nice creamy mouthfeel and easy drinkin'.

O - Solid brew - not sure it fits the build as an APA, but this is damn good brew.

Photo of Mojo
3.54/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This offering from Yazoo pours up a medium slightly hazy gold with a small head and not much lacing or retention. The nose is very overwhelming fruit and citrus. Taste is very malt forward with a big sour apple flavor up front. Not much hops on the finish. Kind of unbalanced. Mouthfeel was sort of average, not offensive, not spectacular. I was sort of disappointed with this one. Having love the Yazoo Hop Project, I expected more. This one is inferior to the ubiquitious SNPA or Dale's Pale Ale. But it is drinkable, not horrible.

Photo of bluedognever
4.09/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of oberon
3.72/5  rDev +7.2%
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 Goosehunter75
3.49/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a deep amber gold with a thin white head that disaptes rather quickly

S - Very malty, bready semlling with a slightly grassy smell. There are light hints of hops as well

T - Nice hop flavors upfront for an APA. The hops are balanced well against the malts.

M - Light to Medium bodied with lots of bubbles and a somewhat creamy feel

O - I very enjoyable APA. The hops makes it presence known but they arent over powering and are balanced quite nicely with big malt flavors. I really liked this beer.

Photo of Tucquan
3.63/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2013-01-06 in Nashville, TN at the River Front Tavern.

A - Fairly clear amber-orange with a 1-finger white head and mild lacing.

S - Very mild aroma of light rising bread and slight floral.

T - Sour dough bread, orange citrus, yeast white pepper and moderate bitterness. Good balance.

M - Light-medium body and medium carbonation. Smooth.

O - I enjoyed this beer. Had it side-by-side with their Hop Project, which had more flavor but there was something appealing about this one too. Worth a try.

Photo of tobelerone
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

Photo of WoodBrew
3.43/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Photo of Lare453
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

Photo of TPINC3
3.47/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Overall, a slightly above average beer. I love pale ales and I brew them frequently at home. Because of this I know what I want, expect, and demand from my Pale Ales and Yazoo, while creating a good product, just misses what I am really looking for.

Appearance - There was a bit of a haze (probably a chill haze) after i poured into my glass. It cleared up some after I let the beer warm up to just under room temperature (I was aiming for about 55-60 degrees to pick up on some of the aromas). The Color was an orangeish color with a small white head.

Smell - Not sure how to describe the smell. It's clean, but not spotless Many of the Pales that I usually drink, have a very crisp smell to them. This beer has a hop presence, but is lacking in the wow factor. There's a bit of maybe a citrus-y smell that was hard to put my finger on, but overall I'm struggling to figure out the best word to describe this beer. It's like having a roommate who isn't a neat freak, but isn't a pig either. Its not bad, but not quite as clean as you'd like .

Taste - decent taste. once again, I tend to lean more towards a more "complex" pale ale, but overall the taste was pretty good. There's a decent hop taste, not overly bitter like you get with some of the more aggresively hopped pale ales.

Mouthfeel - Light to medium body. Not overpowering.

Overall - a drinkable pale ale, but as I stated before it's not one that I would seek out given the vast amount of superior pale ales available on the market. But if I'm in Nashville and feel like supporting a local brewery and there's no Hop Project on tap, then I may grab a pint. Cheers.

Photo of FosterJM
3.85/5  rDev +11%
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.

Photo of Chaney
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Holy crap. I had tons of this stuff while I was in Nashville (or the Tennessee area in general), but I'll review the bottle version.

A: Poured a nice golden, amber color, with a finger or so head, and a mild chill haze for added dimension. Looks good.

S: I got a tinge of whole leaf hop with a fresh clean linen quality in there as well. This was understated overall.

T: Bitter citrus for a PA, with a slight apple-like flair. This was clean and infinitely drinkable for the masses, however, I did get a faint bit of sulfur on the aftertaste.

M: Low carbonation, not creamy or thick in any way, but with a nice bitter bite towards the end. The lacing was mild.

O: I think I liked it better than most, but I still understand where they're coming from.

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 htomsirveaux
3.15/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle tried 10 Mar 2011. Courtesy of pitasoup, thanks! Served in the Bright Brewing shaker pint.

Small off white head. Well carbonated. Clear amber in color. Sweet orange earthy aroma. Starts almost dusty tasting, earthy. Orangey bitter with a pithy bite. Light body, moderate ethanol is a bit warming. Faint bitter orange finish and aftertaste.

Seems slightly washed out/watery.

Photo of jadpsu
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a less than clear light or pale amber with a slightly off white head that showed decent retention.
Smell: I get some aromatic, citrus hops and it also has some malt balance.
Taste: follows the nose with some orange citrus hop flavor. Has a pleasant slightly bitter finish.
Overall a decent ale with a good hop, malt balance.
Purchased in Laurel, MS.

Photo of womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The pour is a clear golden orange with white foam. Nose of floral hops and candied citrus peel. Some sweet bread, a touch of mango, and maybe a hint of toast. The flavor is on the sweet side. Lots of citrus and a bit of fruit, maybe peach. The hop profile is also quite floral. Very light bitterness and a fair amount of sweet malt flavor.

Photo of theghost3
3.36/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a translucent copper with a 2-finger off-white head. Minimal lacing.

The smell is faint, pine and floral hops with just a hint of biscuity malts. Flavor is like the scent, subdued. Mainly piney, slightly bitter hops and a hint of sweetness of caramel malts. Mouthfeel is light medium-bodied with a biting carbonation.

Rather underwhelming, which is unfortunate because I've liked everything else I've had from Yazoo. The flavor and smell just aren't there, and the body is lighter that I would like in an APA. The lack of hops reminds me of an English Pale Ale but not malty enough.

to view more.
Pale Ale from Yazoo Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 468 ratings.