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Philadelphia Pale Ale - Yards Brewing Co.

Philadelphia Pale AlePhiladelphia Pale Ale

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Ratings: 663
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.59%


Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Not to be boastful, but we honestly believe all others pale in comparison to this one. Crisp and hoppy, Philadelphia Pale Ale is brewed with Pilsner malt and American hops, which impart a surprising citrus aroma.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-17-2002)
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PeterLemonjello

Alabama

2.1/5  rDev -43.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Pours a a pale yellow or straw color. Thin head, decent lacing, lots of carbonation. Tons of suspended sediment. I'm guessing it's yeast. I would like to think that I roused up some yeast from the bottom of a bottle conditioned bottle, but I have serious doubts.

S - Slightest bit of lemon but otherwise not much aroma.

T - Very watery and bitter. I wouldn't label it a hoppy beer, but the lack of hop flavor and/or malt flavor just leaves it bitter. Bitterness leads to a very astringent flavor.

M - Thin

D - This isn't my favorite nor would I seek again. Possibly a bad bottle and the significant number of "floaties" leads me to believe this is so.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2010 02:31:47 | More by PeterLemonjello
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Pours out to a one inch had that falls to a quarter inch and erratically laces the glass. This APA is very pale--a light gold hue. Aroma is on the subtle side with citrus and floral hops and pale malts. Flavor is also easygoing with a nice balance of sticky malts and crisp hops leading to a dry, refreshing finish. Mouthfeel is light for style. Overall, at 4.6%abv, it makes for a very sessionable pale ale. I had a few and kept my shit together.

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This brewer has disappointed a couple of times, but their core offerings (Phila Pale Ale, Good Hope IPA) are excellent. I am a fan of the style APA and always like a new departure.

Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a frothy white head that leaves medium lacing.

Smell: Floral, pithy nose with a hint of apricot, and a wide malt base. Kind of English. Very approachable, appetizing, good food beer.

Taste: Starts out with a lemon, floral, apricot approach followed by bitter, citrus hops that provide strong, long finish.

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Drinkability: Must try for APA fans. Hoppy, but not over your head.

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T-citrusy taste (lemon, grapefruit), hoppier then most pales

M-medium bodied, good carbonation, taste little alcohol, crisp and refreshing

O-maybe its hometown bias and that fact that its on tap every where in the Philly area but a great beer. Not a typical pale and I think that is part of the appeal. Low ABV makes it very drinkable, which is good because I'll be having a several in the coming years.

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Philadelphia Pale Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 663 ratings.