Philadelphia Pale Ale - Yards Brewing Co.
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4.93/5 rDev +33.6%
Yards Philadelphia Pale Ale is an exceptional entry in the pale ale style. Perfectly hopped for a pale ale with some simple citrus notes, possibly even approaching into IPA territory, but with a light crisp mouthfeel that clearly establishes this product as a more "drinkable" beer that can be enjoyed sip by sip or by someone who's digging in their heels for a long night.
I can see why some people are giving this beer lower marks, but its subtlety is part of its charm. Spend some time enjoying its balance instead of looking to get your tastebuds blown away, and you'll be very surprised.
This one of my favorite beers ever. Period.
02-06-2009 22:13:44 | More by virtualbeggar
4.88/5 rDev +32.2%
I was surprised to see the other reviewers giving this beer such low marks.
I picked up this brew via a Yard's Variety Pack case (12 oz bottles) and found it absolutely delicious. I've kept it cool, perhaps a little too cool for this style (I'm guessing I'm keeping it around 40-50°).
I usually drink this in an Elizabethan beer glass (funnel-shaped). It keeps the head to a minimum but affords a wonderful view of color.
It's bit hoppier than I expected for this style---felt almost like an IPA---but I may be influenced by English-style Pale Ales. (I note that Troeg's entry in this style was also pretty hoppy.) That's not a complaint; I like hoppy. Just didn't expect as much of it. (It's been a while since I've had a Three Floyd's Alpha King, but I don't recall that as quite as hoppy.) And, despite the hops, it's not bitter.
Mouthfeel is delightful, a clean, crisp feel.
I expect to continue stocking this beer.
09-23-2006 20:39:02 | More by kpw1000
4.68/5 rDev +26.8%
I've been keeping this in my kegerator for the last year. Hands down one of my favorite all-around beers and always a crowd pleaser. The pilsner nose can be strong so I usually serve it in a pilsner glass. A great crisp pale ale with a touch of grapefruit/citrus.
02-26-2011 12:57:23 | More by ajfalcone13
Philadelphia Pale Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 763 ratings.