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Philadelphia Pale Ale - Yards Brewing Co.

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Philadelphia Pale AlePhiladelphia Pale Ale

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848 Ratings
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Ratings: 848
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.63%
Wants: 12
Gots: 114 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-17-2002

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.
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The brew was served with a hazy yellow color with a medium white head. The head faded rather fast giving a light amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell – The aroma is of bread, citrus and malt. The heaviest citrus is of lemon zest nature. Some other floral and spicy aromas are in the nose as well rounding it out nicely.

Taste – The taste is of a biscuit and malt up front and is mixed with some lightly sweet and citrus hop notes. Toward the middle it dries out more with some lemon and spice entering the taste. While the biscuit flavor lessen as the taste goes on, the lemon and spice flavors get stronger as the flavor moves to the end. At the end a bitter lemon and spice flavor are left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – Light in body with a higher level of carbonation. Good for giving a refreshing and easy drinking brew.

Overall – Very easy to drink with a drier bitter lemon and spicy flavor. While the bitter that it leaves on the tongue is just so-so it is a good session brew for a nice summer day as it has good flavors (other than the bitter aftertaste) and a great mouthfeel.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap at the City Tavern in Philadelphia. It seems to be an English style Pale Ale. The copper color has some grassy and caramel aromas. It is well balanced, but does not stand out as an exceptional brew. It was good to start the evening with, but there were better beers to come.

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Philadelphia Pale Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 848 ratings.