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Pale Ale - Yazoo Brewing Company

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455 Ratings
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Ratings: 455
Reviews: 156
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: 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
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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

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.

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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  rDev -13.5%

Photo of billab914
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3/5  rDev -13.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +36.9%

Photo of mdfb79
3.13/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Got this one in the 2012 Birthday BIF from bstaffor; thanks Brian! Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my Hopleaf tulip. Bottled in the fourth week of December 2011.

a - Pours a murky orange-brown color with two fingers of fluffy off white head and moderate carbonation evident. Head lasts for two to three minutes and an inch throughout drinking. No lacing left on the glass.

s - Smells of light citrus hops, bready malts, light fruity malts, toasted malts, caramel malts. Tiny bit of citrus and hops up front but mostly lots of malts. Not bad but pretty average.

t - Tastes of fruity malts, light citrus hops, bready malts, toasted malts, grains, oranges, light pine hops, light caramel malts. A tiny bit of bitterness and more hops then the nose. A tiny bit better then the nose, but still pretty average.

m - Light to medium body and low to moderate carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a pretty average beer. Lots of malts and not a ton of hops. Not a bad beer, but just not a ton going on. Probably wouldn't seek it out again.

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of onewetpaw
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass.

A- Citrus hops. Mild grainy notes. Rather subdued nose.

A- Light amber with a fleeting white head. Some mild chill haze.

F- The maltiness is a little much for my taste. There's a fair amount of hop flavor present. The bitterness seems low, more like an English version than a West Coast pale.

M- Full body. Low to average carbonation.

O- Relatively drinkable and easy. Kind of a one and done type beer for me. If I have a six pack I'm usually nosing around the fridge for something different after one. Its a beer I want to like more than I actually do. I wish this was cleaner, which makes it a lot more drinkable for me.

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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

Draught @ Mellow Mushroom: This one pours a clear amber color. There was a small off-white head on it that left some lacing. Nose is mainly piney hops with some citrus. Medium bodied. Taste is a bit bitter with mainly piney notes. Smooth. A decent pale ale.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Pale Ale from Yazoo Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 455 ratings.