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Pennsylvania Pale Ale - Philadelphia Brewing Company

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Pennsylvania Pale AlePennsylvania Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.17%
Wants: 4
Gots: 10 | 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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3/5  rDev -16%

barneysdad, Apr 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

DLS168, Mar 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16%

JMS1512, Feb 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12%

ssimpson89, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of ColdWaffles
3.03/5  rDev -15.1%
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.

ColdWaffles, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of Damian74Shensky
2/5  rDev -44%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

tommyd313, Dec 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

B00ZER, Nov 25, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23%

TheBigBoy, Nov 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

nosavingsaccount, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of nofalltoofar
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Actually rather dark for an IPA style. Amber with a thick cloudy head that stays

S: Citrus and flowers, very sharp

T: Citrus, grains, potent bitterness with a sweet immediate bite as well, strong bitter aftertaste

M: Smooth, not excessively carbonated, not too oily

This beer is honestly one of the cheaper decent IPAs I've encountered. I'm not a natural fan of IPA. I tend to like darker beers, but this one is interesting and tasty, if not necessarily easy to toss back. What it lacks in crowd-appeal it makes up for in complexity

nofalltoofar, Nov 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Dank26, Nov 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16%

cfalovo97, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of mdfb79
3.9/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From 10/27/12 notes. Had this on tap at Dirty Frank's in Philly. Served in a pint glass.

a - Pours a clear golden color with one inch of white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of fruity malts, pine hops, light citrus, bready malts. Lots of pine and fruit, very nice nose.

t - Taste follows the nose. tastes of pine hops, fruity malts, tropical fruits, citrus, bready malts. A little hoppier than the nose; again, quite nice.

m - Moderate carbonation and medium body. No bitterness, and pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a very nice local pale ale. Some nice fruit and pine hops to it and easy to drink. Would like to have it again.

mdfb79, Oct 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

rwshelton2, Oct 17, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -23%

SoberPhobic, Oct 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16%

JustinMatthew, Sep 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

HumphreyLee, Sep 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

tmars13, Aug 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Rickstar, Jul 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16%

Rickyd, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of Alkey
3.1/5  rDev -13.2%
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.

Alkey, Jul 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16%

IPAchris, Jul 06, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

FrankShirley, Jun 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

whallgren, Jun 23, 2012
Pennsylvania Pale Ale from Philadelphia Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.