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Railyard Ale - Phantom Canyon Brewing Company

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Railyard Ale
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23 Ratings
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 14.49%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Phantom Canyon Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MJR on 08-04-2003)
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MJR

Missouri

4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a reddish amber with some haze from being an unfiltered brew. It's off-white head starts well and shows good retention.

Smell: A bit subdued, with a nice caramelly sweetness. There's some breadiness in there as well. No detectable hop aroma.

Taste: The flavor is rich and malty, with a good amount of caramel/crystal malt sweetness that isn't cloying or 'too much.' Underneath that is a touch of bready malt. Finishes with a hint of hop bitterness that brings a pleasant balance.

Mouthfeel: On the lighter side of medium in body, with a fairly low carbonation level which lends a rich mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Good overall drinkability, as this is a solid red ale. A tasty example of what can 'sometimes' be a boring style.

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2003 16:04:57 | More by MJR
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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Florida

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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SkeeterBoganski

Colorado

3.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on draft at the brewery on 1/12

Good medium amber hue; very drinkable session amber; easy fall ale; light on depth; light head, little lacing; like an Oktoberfest brewed w/o anything bitter; not amazing but not terrible for early experimentation.

Serving type: on-tap

11-11-2012 02:30:52 | More by SkeeterBoganski
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Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

10-02-2012 15:12:01 | More by kylemckinnis
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alicejcw

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

05-30-2012 20:26:46 | More by alicejcw
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Colorado

4/5  rDev +13.6%

04-09-2012 02:18:31 | More by stampfler07
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ucsbmullet

Colorado

5/5  rDev +42%

11-29-2011 22:22:11 | More by ucsbmullet
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mcb4538

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +13.6%

11-19-2011 08:11:27 | More by mcb4538
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JayS2629

Alabama

3.15/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown with a medium head, fades fast, and leaves ok lacing.

The aroma is of caramel, and hints of chocolate with earthy hints of hops.

The taste follows with mild chocolate, caramel, and toast and earthy hops.

A bit thin, fizzy, and creamy.

Overall, its an ok darker beer with average, unremarkable taste.

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2011 02:59:17 | More by JayS2629
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rye726

Colorado

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

Not bad, nothing special either. Pours a nice amber with a thin head. Really not much to talk about here. Just your standard amber ale. Mellow hops, candy malts. Light body, decent carbonation. Not a bad beer to wash down some pub food. Go get some, try it for yourself.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2011 01:05:35 | More by rye726
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efhart

New Mexico

2.4/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This Phantom Brewery Railyard Ale is average at best. The beer has no distinction and the body is a bit weak. The beer poured ok, looked ok, and even smelled ok, but the taste was unremarkable. save your money for the Cascade Ale or IPA at this brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2009 17:24:28 | More by efhart
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EagleTalon

Oklahoma

3.28/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasting notes from visit to Colorado Springs 4/25/2008:

Look: Light amber hue, good head with dense lace.

Smell: light malt, sweetness, floral hops, fruit esters

Taste: bland, watery, caramel sweetness rescued by some pleasant balancing hop bitterness in the finish

Feel: ok

Drink: ok

General Impression: Technically speaking, it is a solid beer and a customer favorite. No one has bad taste if they enjoy this one. Personally, I thought that it was boring as hell. The aroma and the appearance set me up for disappointment the moment it hit my mouth.

Serving type: on-tap

06-08-2008 16:34:45 | More by EagleTalon
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.03/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from tap nice mahogany color with small white head and light carbonation. Smells very sweet, malty, but the taste doesnot follow suit. Taste is a little bitter, not much malt or character. Nothing special at all and nothing to spend your money on

Serving type: on-tap

02-29-2008 03:01:25 | More by barleywinefiend
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SaltyLime

Colorado

3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - dark amber, almost a murky brown, very thin ring of a head

Smell - almost no smell when served, the imagined smell of hops came after the first sip, a hint of licorice floated up after a bit of warming

Taste - very clean and fresh finish, yummy floral hop taste, very light bitterness

Mouthfeel - brewpub called it a medium body, I would call it borderline light-medium

Drinkability - not my favorite, I don't think I would be able to drink too many of these, but definitely a pleasurable hop experience...kind of thought of it as a floral hop tea with a bit of beer in the background

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2008 15:21:10 | More by SaltyLime
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walleye

Michigan

3.03/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

had in july while in the springs for my son bieristguts wedding on 7/2.from the tap. poured a nice amber with a light tan head that didn’t leave any lacing. aroma got malt and some sweetness on the 1st sniff, than got a hint of hops. flavor malt, honey, caramel, with just a small taste of hops. had a nice smooth mouthfeel and a clean finish.

Serving type: on-tap

10-02-2005 14:04:26 | More by walleye
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loren01

Oregon

3.45/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a pint at the brewpub in Colorado Springs. Poured into pint glass a dark mahogany color with small white head and light carbonation. Smells very sweet, malty, perhaps a little licorace smell also. Tastes sweet like candy, with a nice bitter hoppy aftertaste. Mouthfeel is above average. This is a nice session beer that I could drink quite a few of.

Serving type: on-tap

09-04-2005 20:19:56 | More by loren01
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WesWes

New York

4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours an amber color with a white lace head. The aroma is good. It has a light "amber" scent that boasts of pale and light crystal malts. It is fruity with some floral hops. The taste is good as well. It has a grainy, pale and crystal malt flavor with a bitter hop finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a low/medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good American amber. It has a solid malt bill and nice hop qualities.

Serving type: on-tap

06-14-2005 14:44:27 | More by WesWes
Railyard Ale from Phantom Canyon Brewing Company
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