Pale Ale | Yazoo Brewing Company

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Pale AlePale Ale

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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1.25/5  rDev -64.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -57.1%

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1.75/5  rDev -50%

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1.91/5  rDev -45.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

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2/5  rDev -42.9%

Photo of FtownThrowDown
2.2/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a reddish amber color. No head to speak of. Smell is of moderate hops, nothing else. Taste is amarillo hops, and some more amarillo hops. Not overbearing, but representin’. It gets to be a tad bit cloying and astringent. I’d imagine this would be a nice hot day on the patio kind of pale ale. Not a bad offering. Thanks to Illinismitty for this brew.

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Photo of Cincy_Joe
2.23/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of donaldchapman
2.32/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

A - Poured a beautiful light copper color, good clarity, with a frothy head, that tended to die off after a couple seconds..

S - Dominated by a grassy hop aroma, this is then backed by a slight citrus hop aroma, and some hints of malty sweetness.

T - The grassy hop flavor overpowers the citrus/flower flavors of the hops. There is a slight malty sweetness that provides good balance to the hops.

M - Moderate body and carbonation fit this beer well.

I was not impressed with this beer, the hops were way too grassy and overpowered all the other flavors.

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2.44/5  rDev -30.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of AJNIDEK
2.5/5  rDev -28.6%
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.

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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of AgentZero
2.53/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Golden colored beer with a bit of a plane white head that left some decent splotches on the sides of the glass. Little wattered down looking.

S - Malts, little bit of skunk smell, touch of hops, mostly sweet malts.

T - Taste is pretty bad. Sweet malts and some skunked hops. That's really about it, not good at all. Kind of like a macro gone bad.

M - Lighter side of medium boied with moderate carbonation.

O - Pass, maybe I got a bad bottle. Kind of doubt it though as I was in Tennessee and they go through this stuff like water.

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2.54/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed 1/29/2009 (bottled Week 2 Sep):

Pours a very clear golden amber colored body, with a creamy white head, and good lacing. Has a pilsnery malty aroma. A pilsnery taste, grainy. I do not like that taste in my beer. Fresh but the grain taste turns me off.

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2.65/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Yazoo mowers? Pours a darker golden color that is boarder line light amber. A fizzy head with not much head and retention. No real lacing as well.

The nose is limited. The hops come out with more of a grassy smell with a hint of citrus on the back end. No real malt aroma. There is a slight buttery aroma in the finish.

The taste is little off as well. The beer is one sided with mostly finishing hops on the grassy and citrus appeal. Some generic malt sweetness but nothing particularly distinct. No real bitters to speak. Some light yeast notes but nothing overly bad. No real butter flavors though.

The body is moderate but the sweetness is cloying. The carbonation is light but ok. Overall this is just mostly a finished hop beer that needs bitterness to balance and some malt flavors.

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Photo of deepsouth
2.7/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

this beer poured a clear amber with a nice straw head that left some decent lacing.

this beer smells like a horse blanket (?) slightly grassy and slightly sweet. i hope it tastes better.

this beer tastes a bit better than it smells. slightly funky however. bottled in the first week of june, i feel sure it's not skunked.

the mouthfeel is think and carbonated.

overall, i'm glad i got to try this beer, but i like the dos peros much better. i really liked the design of the label.

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75


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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Photo of beveritt
2.76/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

From notes.

Presentation: Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a pint glass. Label shows a sun rising over a field of crops as an old truck drives by. Bottled in 3rd week of June by notches on the label.

Appearance: Pours with 2 fingers of light tan head. This settles slowly to about 1 finger of foam, leaving behind nice lacing. The beer itself is medium gold, leaning towards brown, and is perfectly clear. Some sediment on the bottle.

Smell: Ever so slightly sweet malt upfront with foral/soapy hops.

Taste: Bland, mildly sweet malt upfront. Soapy and faded hops. Mild bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Average carbonation level. Body is decent with a slick mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Yuck. Malt and hop profiles both leave a lot to be desired. Everything just tastes a little off and a little faded/musty. I'll pass.

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Pale Ale from Yazoo Brewing Company
3.5 out of 5 based on 561 ratings.
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