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Philadelphia Pale Ale - Yards Brewing Co.

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Philadelphia Pale AlePhiladelphia Pale Ale

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Ratings: 728
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.91%
Wants: 6
Gots: 47 | 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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mynie

Indiana

4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

VERY pale pour, for the style. From across the table this looks like a dark macro. But it's got a nice head on it...

Smells crisp and citrusy, not nearly as British as Yards' other beers.

Tastes light and very crisp, but surprisingly unique and complicated. Starts off the the aforementioned citrus hops, prominent grapefruit, against a very English malt profile. This moves into a middle that's a mix of lemongrass, and a finish that's a wonderful combination of grassy herbs and lemon against sweet, biscuity malt. Nothing's very strong, and nothing blows me away, but it's very well balanced and unique enough to keep me interested.

This is the textbook definition of a wonderful session: lively and interesting and light.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2012 04:33:41 | More by mynie
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Elfastball7

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-27-2012 22:04:01 | More by Elfastball7
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heff316

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

01-22-2012 02:50:12 | More by heff316
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mquinn919

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +22%

01-21-2012 22:45:31 | More by mquinn919
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Sparger

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-17-2012 00:13:54 | More by Sparger
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Lang44

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.7%

01-16-2012 19:34:27 | More by Lang44
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oldsmuggler

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-15-2012 22:53:01 | More by oldsmuggler
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-15-2012 20:56:58 | More by AndrewMichael
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garuda

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle, no freshness dating

A - Pale gold, hazed with numerous floaties throughout the body hurts the appearance. Thick white head has good retention, and ok lacing.

S - Nice floral hops on the nose, finished with some pine and sweet bready malt.

T - More pine flavor in the taste, with slight hints of grapefruit, and some floral bitterness in the finish with some more citrus flavors. Light caramel malts underlying the dominant hops.

M - Light/medium body, a little high on the carb level, finishes clean with a moderate bitterness.

O - Solid pale, packing a bunch of flavor into the relatively low abv. If it had a freshness date, I'd buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 23:01:27 | More by garuda
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BHopp12

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

01-11-2012 20:48:15 | More by BHopp12
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mattyrubes

New York

3/5  rDev -18.7%

01-10-2012 01:38:36 | More by mattyrubes
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

01-09-2012 01:18:48 | More by acurtis
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rprinz22

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +35.5%

01-08-2012 22:04:37 | More by rprinz22
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wertschy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-08-2012 22:02:17 | More by wertschy
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J23hc

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours yellow gold w/ good foamy head. Smell is flowery and sweet sweet citrus, a little bitter pungency. Taste is bright and sweet citrus with spice and bitterness, moderate carb, wet feel. Different, original, little bit of a champagne booziness in the finish, would drink again

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 18:24:00 | More by J23hc
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kjb32812

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

01-08-2012 02:26:28 | More by kjb32812
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

01-07-2012 05:23:19 | More by Giantspace
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roastTHEmost

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +35.5%

01-06-2012 16:22:53 | More by roastTHEmost
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-03-2012 23:52:54 | More by Bdel34
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Runofthemiller

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +22%

01-02-2012 02:43:00 | More by Runofthemiller
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-02-2012 00:42:25 | More by InspectorBob
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ububru

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-01-2012 21:33:55 | More by ububru
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A -nice dark golden color with a 1.5 finger head that held up.

S -clean hoppy aroma, citrus, fruity

T -easy drinking malt backround with a hoppy finish, very friendly,not too strong

M -the clean hoppy finish lingers, the flavors hang on

O -This is a good drinking ale. The 4.3 abv makes it a go to if more than one or two pints are in order.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2012 18:50:25 | More by NiceTaps
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +22%

01-01-2012 13:04:15 | More by HollandTunnels
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jtuttle

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-31-2011 00:08:58 | More by jtuttle
Philadelphia Pale Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 728 ratings.