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Pennsylvania Pale Ale - Philadelphia Brewing Company

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125 Ratings
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.41%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Philadelphia Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Philabeerphia on 06-26-2010)
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

2/5  rDev -44.1%

12-08-2012 02:17:50 | More by Damian74Shensky
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DanMolony


2/5  rDev -44.1%

02-29-2012 12:54:22 | More by DanMolony
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thatdirtymick

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -44.1%

12-28-2011 19:32:40 | More by thatdirtymick
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SoberPhobic

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

10-16-2012 01:58:38 | More by SoberPhobic
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baconfromwalmart

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

07-03-2014 01:40:46 | More by baconfromwalmart
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

11-21-2012 23:18:03 | More by TheBigBoy
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

06-28-2013 01:29:03 | More by ejimhof
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MrOH

Maryland

2.83/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Deep gold bordering on light amber. Thin white head with no retention.Some lace.

Citrusy, grapefruit hops with a caramel backbone. Some blackcurrant.

Some grapefruit hops, some caramel malt. Not very much of either, though.

Medium bodied with good carbonation.

An inoffensive, everyday beer. Pretty good, but I prefer other local options to fill that role.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2011 19:14:45 | More by MrOH
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.2%

02-23-2013 00:41:33 | More by JMS1512
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jdaddy

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.2%

10-27-2013 03:13:04 | More by jdaddy
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.2%

07-06-2012 21:42:31 | More by IPAchris
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16.2%

11-06-2012 19:48:27 | More by cfalovo97
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ROGUE16

Delaware

3/5  rDev -16.2%

09-30-2013 03:33:47 | More by ROGUE16
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scottDC

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -16.2%

07-21-2013 15:41:07 | More by scottDC
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barneysdad

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.2%

04-10-2013 01:31:56 | More by barneysdad
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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.2%

09-12-2012 18:33:18 | More by JustinMatthew
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Rickyd


3/5  rDev -16.2%

07-23-2012 22:07:45 | More by Rickyd
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HRamz3

Pitcairn

3/5  rDev -16.2%

09-03-2013 15:27:18 | More by HRamz3
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ColdWaffles

Pennsylvania

3.03/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

Appearance: Pours an orange/gold color with a moderate white head that doesn't last long. Light lacing.

Smell: Citrusy, inviting.

Taste: Does absolutely nothing to stick out from the pack. Citrusy, with some okay hops and an okay caramel malt. Kinda bland, all things considered.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light, kind of watery. Lackluster.

Probably PBC's weakest offering to me. Doesn't bring anything interesting or different to the table, and it competes with Yards Philadelphia Pale Ale, which is phenomenal in my book.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 01:00:14 | More by ColdWaffles
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SFLpunk

Vermont

3.05/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Mike & Sarah for this one! 12oz brown glass pry-top bottle. Long code around the bottom edge.

Pours nicely with a deep dark golden hue and thick khaki head that recedes quickly. The nose is lightly piney but dominated by biscuit's and molasses aromas.

Palate is roasty and very much Red-ale like in the malt character. Pleasantly bitter with some citrus flavors, but malt drive for sure.

When did the Pale Ale become so much like a Red Ale? Not impressed with this beer or this "style" of APA.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2011 01:56:52 | More by SFLpunk
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Sachsenfreude

Germany

3.1/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

appearance; clear copper, with a white head that quickly dissipates to a delicate foam with thicker patches.

smell; really strong resiny hops with hints of grapefruit. The malts don't have much chance to poke through but I think they are hay-like. The balance is kind of off.

taste; at first a hint of malt sweetness but powerful hops very quickly dominate with flavors of grapefruit rind and fir sap. Sweet malts come back in the finish but hop bitters dominate the aftertaste.

mouthfeel; on the heavier end of light bodied. Very crisp and dry in the finish, leaving a puckered palate.

overall; pretty good but a bit hoppy for my palate, it depends on what one looks for in an APA, this is more of a nicely balanced Ami-IPA to me, which I could happily live without.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2011 18:39:57 | More by Sachsenfreude
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Alkey

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured a clear light amber color with small white head, lots of tiny bits floating about. Aroma is faint with toasted malt and floral hops. Taste and feel is thin with a bit of malt up front then turns a bit dry floral bitterness that sticks around. Overall very light tasting easy to drink brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2012 16:42:01 | More by Alkey
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Noelito76

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

01-25-2014 15:54:17 | More by Noelito76
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zoso1967

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a medium amber that has a bit of a bright copper character to it. This beer is very clear and carries a nice, ever so slightly off-white head that fades quickly, but leaves decent lacing.

The aroma is dominated by orangey floral hop character. I had a suspicion that this beer used Amarillo hops, and a quick Google search confirmed that. I am all about Amarillo hops, and it's a nice character that is change of pace from the big grapefruit punch you get with many other APAs. There is also a bit of sweet sugar cookie malt to the nose and a slight nutty toastyness.

The flavor is very similar to the nose with a pretty sizable amount of bitterness. As I sip the beer my tongue is met with floral orangey hop flavors and more of that sweet, slightly toasted cookie like malt before being assaulted by a sizable bitterness. It would be my opinion that this beer is far too bitter, and very unbalanced. Still, it does have some nice flavors in there.

The mouthfeel is on the lighter side of medium with a good amount of carbonation. The bitterness once again seems to spoil a bit and the finish of this beer is super sticky dry with hop bitterness weighing heavily on my palate.

This would be a very drinkable beer if not for its unbalanced nature. I love hops and bitterness in beer, but this one is a little bit out of control. Perhaps if they dialed back the bittering hops a bit it would be more enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2010 22:59:18 | More by zoso1967
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

05-23-2013 01:36:41 | More by MinorThreat
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Pennsylvania Pale Ale from Philadelphia Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.