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Philadelphia Pale Ale - Yards Brewing Co.

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Philadelphia Pale AlePhiladelphia Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

706 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 706
Reviews: 298
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.63%
Wants: 6
Gots: 37 | 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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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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HollandTunnels

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
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Although this bottle lists an ABV of 4.6% instead of the BA listed 4.3%, this remains the hoppiest American Pale Ale I have ever found with that low of an alcohol value. As someone who'd rather enjoy 8 beers than 5, that's a big deal - and this is quite an accomplishment...

Dark golden colour is not typical of the style, and disconcerting, although still attractive. Beautiful off-white head with a decent carbonation level and lacing.

Aroma of citrus and tropical fruits, including mango and pineapple. These are accentuated in the taste. Caramelized malt sweetness leads into a beautifully bitter, "west-coast" hopped finish.

Definitely a beer I would recommend and will attempt to find again!

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 22:15:44 | More by hopsolutely
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injuredreserve

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -18.7%

12-26-2011 19:18:53 | More by injuredreserve
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-23-2011 20:05:06 | More by ShemRahBoo
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery.

A very clear, bright gold colored beer with a fluffy head that has both good retention and strong lacing. Nice aroma that's faintly sweet and malty, but the hops, which are citrusy and a bit floral, come to the fore. There was a jar of nugget hops on the bar in front of me and it was obvious after examining it that nugget is indeed the dominant hop in this tasty beer, both in the aroma and the flavor.

Hop forward but still somewhat balanced; low bitterness, tasty pilsener malt. On tap this is smoother and creamier, with lower carbonation, than I expected and have experienced with the bottled version. Very different from the many west coast/SNPA style offerings on the market. Delicious, easy drinking, highly recommended. My favorite beer from this brewery so far.

EDIT: I've been back numerous times and I stand by my original impression that this is the best beer I've had from them out about 10 different offerings, by far.

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2011 02:10:42 | More by tobelerone
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ScrimshawFan

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-11-2011 04:33:57 | More by ScrimshawFan
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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +35.5%

12-10-2011 17:22:36 | More by JustinMatthew
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-09-2011 22:07:16 | More by PaBeerLover
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dwaz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-09-2011 02:59:26 | More by dwaz
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-06-2011 18:51:04 | More by JohneHoodlum
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ROGUE16

Delaware

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-05-2011 20:27:12 | More by ROGUE16
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Yards shaker pint glass.

Thanks to YaKnowBrady for this bottle (and the glass)!

Been quite some time since I've had something out of Yards. This bit pours a clear sunlight straw topped by a finger or so of lightly off-white foam and populated by a decent amount of floaties. The nose comprises cantaloupe, light honeydew, very light leek, and a soft touch of toffee in the background. The taste brings in more of the same, though the fruit notes are toned down a good deal (though by no means do they disappear) in relation to the toffee. There's also some light banana and orange peel tossed in for good measure. The body is a light medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a silky feel. Overall, a nice pale ale, nothing that truly distinguishes it from many others, but a very solid offering nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2011 22:25:19 | More by TMoney2591
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dwoolley1

New York

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-03-2011 00:04:12 | More by dwoolley1
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vonburgey

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-02-2011 17:22:49 | More by vonburgey
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-29-2011 15:09:40 | More by RobertColianni
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groetman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-26-2011 23:24:48 | More by groetman
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mdillon86

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-24-2011 20:58:54 | More by mdillon86
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DreaminBeer

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +35.5%

11-22-2011 20:05:37 | More by DreaminBeer
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-19-2011 03:16:58 | More by DoctorB2B
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Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +35.5%

11-18-2011 21:03:21 | More by touchmeimsac
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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-17-2011 16:31:18 | More by MerkurKing16
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

11-17-2011 15:49:58 | More by victory4me
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New Jersey

5/5  rDev +35.5%

11-17-2011 02:55:57 | More by benz08
Philadelphia Pale Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 706 ratings.