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Pale Ale - Yazoo Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
79
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448 Ratings
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Ratings: 448
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 12.68%
Wants: 6
Gots: 50 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Tucquan
3.68/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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.

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.45/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of Lare453
3.73/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.48/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of FosterJM
3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
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.

Pale Ale from Yazoo Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 448 ratings.