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Pale Ale | Yazoo Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Yazoo Brewing Company
Tennessee, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

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

Added by Brent on 04-12-2004

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Ratings: 564 |  Reviews: 172
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5/5  rDev +44.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +36.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +36.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +36.9%

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4.6/5  rDev +32.6%

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4.51/5  rDev +30%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

Photo of theboozecruise
4.34/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A friend brought me this one from Alabama... a shame it can't be found in South Louisiana... but so it goes.

It pours a coppery color, pretty clear, a little carbonation and a creamy white head. Looks inviting and refreshing!

The aroma is impactful... citrus, hops, a little malt... very well combined. Now I really want to take the first sip.

The taste doesn't disappoint at all... the malt comes through more... with the hops on the back on the tongue hitting at the end of the sip.

There is a bit of an aftertaste... kind of metallic, so that's a drawback, but not a big one. I'm reaching for the next sip by that time anyway.

If I could get ahold of this one regularly I think it would make a fantastic Summer session beer... very very drinkable, and I am impressed overall with this one.

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4.32/5  rDev +24.5%

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4.3/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yet another free beer that Ryan (the guy below this review) gave me. Ive never heard of this brewery before.

A- A hazy, pale orange. Small white head that still leaves good lacing. It never really fades, it remains at a bubbly film the whole time.

S- Quite nice. Lots of citrusy hops and bready crust like malts.

T- The taste is really wonderful. Very hoppy, but its not kicking my teeth in. It still lets you know its supposed to be a pale ale. Any bitterness is knocked down by some bready malts and citrus sweetness.

M- Carbonation might be a tad high, but not by much. Body is medium and clean and crisp.

D- Very nice stuff. I could knock back a good many of these.

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4.28/5  rDev +23.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%
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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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

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4.21/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was passing through Nashville and picked up one to try.

A- Beer pours a nice amber color with some nice lacing left behind and 2-3 inches of head in the glass - very nice presentation. The lacing has a bit of stickiness to it.

S- I pick up honey and hops in the nose - this is the only area that they could really improve a bit.

T- There's a sweet taste with the honey coming through giving into the hop presence which leaves a nice bitter finish. Honestly, I compare this to FFF's Alpha King in flavor with this being slightly worse than FFF.

M-This is a lightly carbonated beer that feels great on the palate

D - I don't know the ABV of this but I could sit down for a nice session with this beer. I really enjoy the beer and feel like it's worth the effort to try and try some.

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4.12/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This ale just became available last week. Until then Yazoo was strictly draft only.

Deep gold color with a short lived dissipating head. Malty aroma with a few spicy hops thrown in. Flavor was a pleasant tug -of-war of malt and hops won narrowly by the malt. Finish had some hops in the back which tickled the tongue, Very drinkable, a great session ale. Finally Nashville has a decent local bottled Pale Ale.

This ale might make the Titans season easier to swallow. I plan to have it on hand until SN Celebration Ale comes out. I hope Yazoo bottles their stout as the weather becomes cooler.

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4.1/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in an American pint glass)
Thanks to puggy211 for this beer
Bottled on the 3rd week of January and consumed a month and a 1/2 later
A- This beer pours a crystal clear golden copper colored body with a good carbonation of tiny bubbles and a sticky thin head of white that last as a film for most of the beer.

S- The slightly sweet honey malt aroma gives way to a green hop note at the finish. The aroma is fresh and pretty balanced.

T- The slightly sweet pale malt flavor has some biscuit malt flavors that grow as the beer warms with some caramel malts notes following. There is a carbonic acid flavor that leads into the green herbal hops that finishes with a nice soft hop bite.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a fizzy finish that cleans up the finish but almost has a slight burn to it.

D- This is a nice pale ale. The malt has just enough sweetness to taste fresh but not too sweet and the biscuit malt, not my favorite malt in large amounts, was just enough to had depth to the pale malt but not overpower it. The hops had a nice balance of flavor and bitterness and worked well with the malt flavors. Easy to drink but it had some nice depth to keep it interesting.

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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.

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4.08/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a bottle from the local Publix. Excited about trying it fresh from the brewery this weekend. But I'll review the bottle now.

A: Poured a light copper/amber color. I really enjoy the color, I can't pinpoint an exact reason why, but it appeals to me.

S: Hoppy, spicy smell. Maybe a hint of something fruity, can't tell exactly what fruit. Intriguing and inviting.

T: Good, what you'd expect from a pale ale. Well-balanced, hoppy flavor, a little bit of spicy citrus, with a hoppy finish.

M: Light carbonation, smooth mouthfeel. Pleasant.

D: Easy drinkability, could gulp it if you so choose, I prefer to savor.

I love Yazoo, and I try to support them as much as possible since they are a local brewery. I haven't been let down so far, and their Pale Ale is definitely worth the drink.

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4.07/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into pint glass.

Pours clear copper, just a bit pale, with a thinnish off-white head that settles into a thin sheet of suds on the top of the glass. sparse lacing.

Nose is really nice, but understand I'm a sucker for English-style Pale Ales. Orangey, a bit buttery, light toastiness; quite nice.

Taste has an orangy, floral hop note sitting lightly atop a dry, lightly toasty, biscuity malt base. Really nice balance. A bit of lingering floral hop bitterness on the palate, but not much.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied; nice, light carbonation that goes well with the style. Just the right length of finish. Excellent drinkability. Maybe I'm a homer, but it's more likely that I'm just a big fan of English style pale ales, and even with the American hops, this one is more English in character (to my tongue) than American. Very tasty beer.

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4/5  rDev +15.3%

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