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Philadelphia Pale Ale - Yards Brewing Co.

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Philadelphia Pale AlePhiladelphia Pale Ale

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709 Ratings
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Ratings: 709
Reviews: 298
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.59%
Wants: 6
Gots: 40 | FT: 0
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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Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass.

The color is clear light gold color with a nice foamy white head with some lacing.

The smell is sweet, a little floral & hoppy with some grains flavor.

The taste is light and sweet. A really crisp citrus flavor that stays with you after the first sip. Is a good summer, a nice citrus flavor with a tease of lemon and a good hoppiness to the back end. A little bit bitter to even things out.

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4.22/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is from the Yards Variety case. I drank it in a goblet. "Filled on" date is on the top of the case, although you have to look carefully to find it. Something is inked on the bottle, but it's too smudged to read it.

Pours a brilliantly clear golden amber with a 1/2 finger head of slightly off white foam. The head falls fairly quickly to islands and a ring, with minimal lacing. Carbonation appears slow.

Aroma is strong piney hops, very clean, with just a touch of light bready malt. Very fruity as well, with notes of pears or golden raisins. A faint citrus smell comes through late.

First flavor is bready malt, but that is quickly kicked away by a pretty strong level of hop bitterness. Next is piney hop flavor, with just a hint of citrus. The fruitiness comes through last, with notes like above. Aftertaste is bitter and on the dry side.

Mouthfeel is dry and slightly chalky, but very pleasant. Carbonation is low to medium. Finish is dry and slightly astringent, but nice.

This is a very good pale ale. It's not sweet, and it's definitely balanced on the hoppy side, but that's what I like in a pale ale. It has a good level of bitterness, a nice hop flavor and aroma, and just enough malt to make a difference. Recommended.

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A- On the light end of golden, with a one and a half finger white head. Some lacing.
S- A bit fruity, with a peach and grapefruit mixture being the predominant presence.
T- Well balanced flavors, the pilsner malt has enough of a presence to make it clear that it's there. A bit of a bread dough character in there. finish is balanced with the malt character being tempered by a lemon/apricot/light grapefruit presence.
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12 oz. bottle into pint glass.

Pours a clear, golden.
Very faint citrusy sweetness and the hops clearly take center stage. Certainly not the most complex APA and that's just fine by me. The citrus undertone gets bolder as you drink it. Crisp and refreshing and highly drinkable. This one goes down super easy. A great choice if you are looking for a nice clean hoppy bite and aren't wanting to be blown away by a big IPA.

I'd have no problem having this one stocked in the fridge regularly.

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Philadelphia Pale Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
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