Pale Ale
Yazoo Brewing Company

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American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #2,747
Ranked #45,562
3.49 | pDev: 12.03%
Yazoo Brewing Company
Tennessee, United States
Pale AlePale Ale
Notes: 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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Photo of Sabtos
3.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy amber with a frothy convex off-white head.

This has that West Coast, Green Flash-like hop bite of resin and pine that burns a little bit, with a hint of caramel, corn bread and brown toast.

The soft bubbly carbonation comes to a cotton dry finish.

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Photo of jeffdr123
3.68/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

In a bottle at the Bluebird Cafe, so I don't know how it looks. Light aroma, but more in the flavor. A solid hoppy pale ale. A worthy contributor to the category. Great with spicy barbecue.

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Photo of Crimson-RV
3.26/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5


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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle. A pretty odd flavor profile. Reminded me of a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale with a really strange hop profile that tastes almost tangy. Some sips I enjoyed, others I pulled back from the bottle. Overall I sorta enjoyed it.

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Photo of ordybill
4.25/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the tap into a pint glass at the Grainary in Mt. Pleasant, SC. The appearance is a light copper color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is of mild bread and some very faint hops. The taste is mild malts. A very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of brunsojw
3.95/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is my go-to beer when I need a beer for the evening. Very citrusy and aromatic. It got me into brewing my own pale ales and I haven't looked back since.

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Photo of TerryMills
3.44/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Deep golden color, almost no head or lacing.

Smell is almost purely malts with a hint of hops maybe.

Taste is much like the smell, very malty medium sweet with little hop flavor and no bitterness.

Feel is thin and a bit watery.

Overall idk what to think , not very pale ale , to me at least... Reminds me of an American red ale .

Certainly drinkable but dont buy it looking for hops .

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Photo of Weisenbeer
3.93/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice, solid, American IPA. Had this Nashville staple on tap at 5 Points Pizza in Nashville proper. Goes nicely with pizza, but not a gourmet beer unto itself.

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Photo of Try-em-all
3.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A little darker than you might expect in a pale ale, a little happier than expected, too. Goes down strong with good flavor, but has a more intense lasting effect than expected.

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Photo of flyingpig
3.44/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

355ml Bottle as a gift from Nashville:
A nice beer overall, some nice sweetness opened things up & plenty caramel malts followed before some some nice bread malts & a moderate bitterness coupled with some toasted flavours brought in the middle. It could have been a touch stronger but the balance was a good one & it was easy to drink too. Not one to specifically hunt out for but it's definitely well worth trying if you happen across it at any point.

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Photo of Squire
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Beautiful clear amber gold, white cap with good lacing.

Aroma: Floral, spicy hops followed by sweet malt, well integrated and nicely presented.

Taste: Good balance of malt and hops in concert, each working well with the other. The malt and hops interplay so well I can't decide which is most pleasing except to say the combination is working well. Clean finish.

Texture: Medium

Overall: A Pale Ale clearly above the ordinary. A Pale Ale that doesn't need a shovel full of hops to stand out, this one that gets your attention without shouting.

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Photo of jasadewi
3.51/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a clear, yellowish-brown beer. Smells strongly of hops. Tastes fairly bitter, good amount of hoppiness, with a black pepperish spice that kicks it up a notch. A great, but not overpowering, spicy hoppiness stays on the tongue. The mouth feel is light, with moderate carbonation. Not bad, but nothing special either. This is a good, middle of the road APA.

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Photo of WunderLlama
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tap poured into pint glass, scant lacings

Clear copper, no carbonation

Faint hop aroma, citrus , herbal aromas

Light taste, malty base

Quick, slight hop finish

Ok beer

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Photo of adamhdg
3.94/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: copper/bronze with a thin white head that quickly dissipated
S: brightly hoppy with some citrus
T: hops from beginning to end with a tang on initial drink
F: higher carbonation that was refreshingly zippy
O: delicious offering from this local( to me) brewer

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.03/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Copper color, 1/2" white head. Aroma could have used more hops, usually Amarillo is quite aromatic, but it didn't work out here.

Taste had the usual crystal malt precursors, judge away, too much caramel. A decent beer, pretty average, could use more hop punch, the Amarillos are asked to do too much here, they need some help, Perle and Cascade just won't cut it, would like to see this one with some Simcoe added to give it some ooomph.

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Photo of TonyLema1
3.79/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: deep golden color, with a frothy white head
S: lots of citrus, some malt
T: citrus up front, malty dry finish
F: coats the tongue well, but I'm not crazy about the finish
O: not a bad APA, too malty for my taste

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Photo of johnsaxman
3.87/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An acquired taste for me personally, the Pale Ale eventually won me over after four or fives tries. It's sharp. Intense. It was one of the first beers I had and so it was too much for me at the time, but as I developed as beer drinker it became one of my favorites for the very reasons that it initially turned me away. It is a flavor experience. It's unrelenting. It is certainly not as abrasive as beers come. But this one, for me anyways, was just the right balance between refreshing in look and smell and hard substance in feel and taste. It got me hooked on pale ales.

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Photo of chinchill
3.93/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle from Tenn. with a bottled on stamp of 23 June 2015.

Clear, amber body even though there was a small amount of sediment clinging to the bottom of the bottle. The off-white head is moderately durable and leaves patterned, sticky lacing.

Aroma: citrus and spicy hops with some caramel and bready notes.

Flavor: moderately strong with a bit more spicy and fruity hop flavors than medium and light toasted grains. Good balance. Mildly bitter overall. Hints of honey brown sugar.

Feel: silky medium+ body with soft, medium-high carbonation. Crisp, semi-dry finish.

O: refreshing and distinctive pale ale. Recommended.

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Photo of gerite
3.46/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a golden amber color. The taste is mostly hoppy with a small amount of malt. Not much head or lacing. This was a good summer beer but very unpretentious. Reminded me of Belgium Lambic with a slightly fruity aftertaste.

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Photo of MarkLinton1
3.67/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Found this at a restaurant while staying in Nashville. It's good and what you would expect from an APA, but pretty average. Nothing special really jumped out for me.

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Photo of SomethingClever
3.62/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Light copper caramel color light head good clarity

S: slight piney hop and then sweet malts burnt sugar

T: strong malts while the hops hint of floral and some herbal

M: light to medium

O: it's a common beer it kinda is what it is a malty pale ale nothing exciting nothing terrible

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.54/5  rDev +1.4%
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.

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Photo of Buck89
3.85/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Look: a clear light amber color with a medium sized white head.
Aroma: some faint citrus and floral notes, along with brown bread.
Taste: fairly malty, with a caramel sweetness. Some citrus and floral notes. Medium bitterness with citrus on the finish.
Feel: medium bodied and carbonated.
Overall: a reasonable off the shelf local IPA.

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Photo of uvachief
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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Photo of T-34-85
3.49/5  rDev 0%
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.

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