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Philadelphia Pale Ale - Yards Brewing Co.

Philadelphia Pale AlePhiladelphia Pale Ale

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Ratings: 661
Reviews: 296
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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jtfest

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew looks kind of like a pale orange soda -- yellow-tinged orange in color with a small white head, somewhat cloudy in the glass. The aroma was lightly malted with grassy hints. The mouthfeel was full, but thin -- nicely coating the palate but then fading into the air. The taste is very light, slightly floral, with just a suggestion of hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Not a bad brew, but it didn't "wow" me either. It would make a nice session beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2004 02:50:33 | More by jtfest
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Pleasant. good finish. Would have another.

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

Serving type: bottle

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On-tap at the local dive bar.

A-hazy yellow, small white head, decent lacing

S-citrusy, bread, grapefruit, floral notes-pine

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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Maryland

3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a clear golden color. There's a little over two fingers worth of white-colored head. The head itself is pretty rocky and retains well. Some soapy streaks of lacing are left behind.

S: The hops here are more evocative of British varietals than 'Murican ones. I get light orange peel, tea leaves, earth, flowers, and apricot from the nose, primarily. The fruity characteristic comes more strongly when allowed to open up some. I really like that there isn't much malt to get in the way - it's there, don't get me wrong, just muted. While this isn't the kind of hoppiness to wow me, it definitely has an intriguing smell to it.

T: The first swallow is surprisingly bitter in a good way. Tea leaves, orange peel, and flowers hit the palate immediately, right before a slight upsurge of sweet malts finish it off. There's nothing explosive or over-the-top here: this is just a really solid session beer.

M: Holy crap, this is creamy for the style. It still retains the crisp dryness I love in a good example of the style, but the creaminess does make it touch too full in body. Doesn't really matter - this goes down like water. Carbonation pricks the tongue slightly.

O: Yards brewed a really good golden ale here. Maybe it's a bit bland, but that's forgivable. This is a beer that's meant to be consumed by the 6-pack, and I'd much rather down a 6-pack of this than, say, Coors Light (I'd also rather catch herpes than have to down a 6-pack of Coors Light, but that's neither here nor there...)

Serving type: bottle

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Philadelphia Pale Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 661 ratings.