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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Yazoo Brewing Company
Tennessee, United States | website

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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
166
Ratings:
538
Avg:
3.5
pDev:
21.43%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
114
For Trade:
1
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Photo of tobelerone
3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
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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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.1/5  rDev +17.1%
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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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.08/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Amber/light copper pour, decent head. Aroma was lacking a hoppiness I like in pale ales. Other than that, a little breadiness.

Taste was average through and through. Slight caramel presence, crystal malt. For supposedly having amarillo hops, this one is kinda flat, but did impart the slightest citrusness. Slight.

I think the problem, if there is one, is that Amarillo's are best for dry hopping, and here, they try and use it for flavor and bittering, which would be fine, if another hop played a more prominent role.

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Photo of THECPJ
3.82/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: copper orange with a 1 finger head

smell: citrus, floral, hops, malts

taste: citrus, hops, malts

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: nice well balanced pale ale. nice and refreshing beer.

cheers,
The CPJ

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pilsner glass. Bottled on 13 June 2011.

A: Virtually no head. Pale copper, quite clear. No lacing. Unimpresseive.

S: Dry, vaguely hoppy, and slightly metallic.

T/M: It's actually pretty good. Big, biscuity maintaste with a smooth taste all around. Quite substantial, with carbonation to jazz it up. The flavours are somewhat ephemeral, but there's some citrus, light sweetness, and prominent, but never overpowering, hoppiness. Amarillo, according to the label.

O: Overall, it's a simple, drinkable, pleasant Pale Ale. Not particularly laudable, but well put-together. Good for casual summer drinking. I'd have another, and I'd serve it at parties, but I wouldn't suggest you go looking for it.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.03/5  rDev -13.4%
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 Cyberkedi
3.23/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Crisp aroma is malty, fruity, and just a sliver sweet, not strong or distinctive but still appealing. It pours a clear amber with a fluffy white head that doesn't leave much lacing. Malty flavor has a fruity underpinning that is mostly apple with some traces of pear. Texture is smooth and minimally fizzy. Not great, but fine for some casual sipping or with a meal.

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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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Photo of KTCamm
3.43/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured out of a bottle into a hotel glass in downtown Nashville, TN.

Pours light bronze with light white foam that settles out. Light malty smell, but very minor. Sbtle malt taste, some caramel/toffee notes. Smooth with good carbonation. Some light bitter hopping in there.

Tasty and pleasant, good pale ale.

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Photo of cokes
3.92/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

It pours a moderately hazed tangerine with a modest off-white head that shows some retention and lacing.
The nose is driven by the lime rind and frangrant herbal hopping, with a backdrop of grainy malts.
Malt is dispensed first in the mouth, with fragments of toasted grain and shortbread. A doughy breadiness (in flavor, not in fullness) develops in the middle. Hops bring and intriguing lime juicy sourness, and a more tradtional herbal/floral bitterness.
It's on the lighter side of the style, and carries a steady carbonation that veers to combative off the bat, but settles fairly quickly.
It's no world beater, but it has some quirks that I like. Seems like a solid hot weather refresher.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.85/5  rDev +10%
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.

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Photo of EgadBananas
3.21/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Golden pale orange in color, light colored head that leaves a little lacing.

Smell is rather sweet...almost cloying for the style. Hints of citrus, but faint. Some yeasty characters.

Sweetness is so much more tame, and balanced much better with some citrus, mostly orange. There is this Kolsch-esque taste there that is not bad, but shouldnt be there.

Feel is light, creamy, slick, and smooth.

Drinkability is not bad at all. If I had access to Yazoo on the fly, I would get this regularly.

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Photo of tpd975
3/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Big thanks to fishingnet for bringing this one in so that I can cross Tennessee off my states list.

A: Pours a very clear pale yellow hue. Does not really manage a head or any lace.

S: Simple... Light grainy malt with a dash of floral hops.

T: Simple... Light grainy malt with a dash of floral hops. Yep tastes like it smells.

M: On the thinner side.

D: It's your standard run of the mill pale ale.

Mark Tennessee off the list! Thanks Ben.

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Photo of Boto
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
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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Photo of Monkeyknife
3.83/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a slightly hazed copper-yellow with two fingers of creamy beige head.

Aroma of sweet malts, hops, pears, bread, and soap.

Taste of sweet malts, hops, caramel, and tangerines. Quite balanced. A light bready bitterness noted in the finish.

Light-to-medium bodied, smooth yet crisp, and moderately carbonated.

Easy to drink. A nice sessionable pale from the folks at Yazoo.

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Photo of Brent
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Flying Saucer. According to the server, the beer is named after the use of the hops variety. Butterscotch golden, with a light floral aroma. At the front, you think the beer is going to hit you with a pretty solid grainy punch, but the hops manage to slide right up against the malt and infiltrate, so that the combination is quite pleasant. Hops are slightly fruity - apricot comes to mind, although that is just an approximation. Finish was very clean, and this beer has a high drinkability attribute.

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Photo of Tucquan
3.63/5  rDev +3.7%
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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Photo of JoeyBeerBelly
3.41/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle, an 'extra' from a trade with Tilley4, served in a pint glass.

A - cloudy, yellow/orange color with a good sized tan head of foam that fell to a layer, leaving some rings of lacing on the glass.

S - a sort of grainy/sweet aroma, on the verge of a malt liquor type of aroma with funk.

T - malt/grain sweetness upfront is quickly followed with a bitter sour fruitiness, apricot and tangerine. Bitter after taste.

M - medium bodied with a fizzy carbonation feel.

D - easy enough to drink, but a bit too much bitterness to session with.

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Photo of merlin48
3.4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a slightly hazed golden amber body with a small offwhite head. Minor lacing. Aroma is citrusy grapefruit and lemon rind with a grassy edge. Light medium body with good carbonation. Taste is on the dry and bitter side, with an earthy and citrusy hop profile. Malt is very understated. Finishes dry and bitter. Needs a bit more of a malt presence for better balance. This and their brown ale have been showing up prominently in east Tennessee stores of late but there are much better ones available.

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Photo of Vancer
3.23/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the Flying Saucer in Memphis - nice brew pub.

Shaker pint comes out with a hazy amber brew inside, thick tan head which leaves good laces. A good looking frosty for sure.

Aroma is light on the malt side, with just a pop of spices mixed in the brew. Quaff is full of summer spices and has a good hop finish - but what strikes me most is this odd rootbeer and sour funk aftertaste. A medium bodied brew and is drinkable - but not the best pale ale by a long shot with that odd finish.

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Photo of GCBrewingCo
3.8/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer arrived on the table crystal clear pale amber with a low white head which lasted at the surface of the beer to lace the glass. (As the server said, "I really filled it up for you")

The aroma was fruity with a floral character and a nice malty aroma with a very slightly spicy hop character. The malt aromatic contained a nice caramel aspect.

The flavor was malty caramel with a slight hop spiciness and a floral quality. The malt flavor was nice and the hop bittering just a bit low and slightly soapy.

The finish was dry with lasting malty caramel and slightly spicy hop impression into the aftertaste. The body was medium. A nice beer, could use a smidge more bittering.

Pint, a real, honest to goodness pint, at BNA (airport) $6.25, ouch!

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Photo of BigBry
3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another review from the Flying Saucer in Nashville. Listed on the chalkboard menu as Amarillo Pale Ale on tap.
Golden yellow color, big foamy head with good retention and thin lace. Smells of citrus and floral hops, nothing over the top, just a solid Pale ale aroma. Nice herbal hop flavor, balanced with some biscuit and bready malt. Good all around flavor. Slightly thin but not flat, enough body to feel the carbonation almost watery body. Went great with my meal, a very good locally made APA.

Also have tried the bottled version. Just as good flavor and aroma.
A good local option, when somewhere that caters to the Bud Light crowd

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Photo of GbVDave
4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 20oz imperial pint. Thanks to HollyAnn for the hook up!

Bottled On: Mar/Week 1 (2008 I assume)

A: Pours a nice orange-y color with a creamy light-tan head that dissolves into a bubbly skim that leaves considerable lace behind.

S: Pine and citrus hops dominate the smell. Grapefruit, toasted biscuits and caramel, as well.

T: Bitter piney hops. Grapefruit too. Also noticed a fresh cut grass hop flavor lurking in the background. Toasted malt, pepper, and caramel. This tastes fresh.

M: Oily and full. Decent amount of bitternesss tempered by the dry toastiness and sweet caramel malt.

D: A very sessionable APA. If this was available in Chicago, it would probably be in my regular rotation. Great Job Holly, finding this for me at a gas station!

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Photo of Chaney
3.68/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Holy crap. I had tons of this stuff while I was in Nashville (or the Tennessee area in general), but I'll review the bottle version.

A: Poured a nice golden, amber color, with a finger or so head, and a mild chill haze for added dimension. Looks good.

S: I got a tinge of whole leaf hop with a fresh clean linen quality in there as well. This was understated overall.

T: Bitter citrus for a PA, with a slight apple-like flair. This was clean and infinitely drinkable for the masses, however, I did get a faint bit of sulfur on the aftertaste.

M: Low carbonation, not creamy or thick in any way, but with a nice bitter bite towards the end. The lacing was mild.

O: I think I liked it better than most, but I still understand where they're coming from.

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Photo of NJpadreFan
3.03/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Yazoo- Pale Ale

Thanks to UncleJedi for this 1!

A- Light clear copper orange brown with a small foamy head.
S- very light on the nose. A bit of grainy malt and a touch of alcohol?
T- Light toasted grainy bread crust malt. Slight buttery biscuity flavor. Alcohol is very present?
M- Light with an earthy dirty hop feel. Alcohol isn't high but just present enough to drown out any flavors. Finishes off dry and bland.

Overall- Wasn't horrible but didn't have the Pale Ale flavors or feel. Probably wouldn't try again.
(Thanks Jed!)

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Pale Ale from Yazoo Brewing Company
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