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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

753 Ratings
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Ratings: 753
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.91%
Wants: 7
Gots: 61 | 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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rwshelton2

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-20-2013 23:45:17 | More by rwshelton2
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Jeffreysan

Maryland

3.48/5  rDev -5.7%

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a hazy yellow with a finger of white head that dissolved into a thin, eighth of a finger of white lacing that covered the entirety of the beer. It looks like a cross between a heffeweisen and a BMC beer. Not too sure about that…

Aroma: Very citrusy and yeasty. Lemon and grapefruit and some strong floral notes like clover and grass.

Taste: Interesting. Very citrusy, but not in like a shandy which I find too sweet/sour or in a weissen or Weiss-bier kind of way, meaning that there’s no banana or bubblegum that I get in weissens or Weiss-biers, just a lot of citrus (lemon, grapefruit), but followed by some good hops at the finish. There’s also a little bit of honey present too.

Mouthfeel: Medium, with some good carbonation to tickle the tastebuds. Because of the low alcohol content, the beer only clocks in at 4.3% ABV, there’s practically no alcohol present on the palate.

Overall: Yard’s Philadelphia Pale Ale is a very interesting beer. It’s not your typical pale ale, sort of a hybrid of a pale ale and a heffeweisen, taking the best of both styles and leaving the out the worst. I’d certainly drink it again.

07-16-2013 21:15:45 | More by Jeffreysan
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metter98

New York

3.78/5  rDev +2.4%

A: The beer is relatively clear yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that hardly died down, consistently leaving a short head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose—oranges seem to stand out in particular.
T: Like the smell, the taste has some flavors of orange citrus as well as hints of pilsener malts. The hops contribute a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I enjoyed how this beer combined a high amount of drinkability compared with nice citrusy flavors. Although it doesn't stand up with the hop flavors of some of the top American Pale Ales, it is a good representation of the style.

07-16-2013 00:12:15 | More by metter98
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TravisR

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.4%

07-13-2013 22:44:52 | More by TravisR
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-13-2013 21:22:41 | More by IdrinkGas
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jennib1

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

07-07-2013 01:01:43 | More by jennib1
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cw13

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +8.4%

07-06-2013 02:57:53 | More by cw13
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dgherm

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-05-2013 13:27:19 | More by dgherm
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LoveStout

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-30-2013 19:36:06 | More by LoveStout
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Amalak

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-29-2013 20:01:28 | More by Amalak
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Cardmarauder

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

06-29-2013 00:27:05 | More by Cardmarauder
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petermethot

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.7%

06-25-2013 21:49:22 | More by petermethot
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wayngrove

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-25-2013 02:40:47 | More by wayngrove
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-23-2013 02:18:21 | More by dexterk1
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SlidersAce814

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

06-20-2013 23:43:56 | More by SlidersAce814
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

06-19-2013 03:13:40 | More by AdamP
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dadd66

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +22%

06-16-2013 21:03:22 | More by dadd66
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ThePaintedGrey

Pennsylvania

3.44/5  rDev -6.8%

12 oz. bottle poured into pint glass.

A: Nicely amber colored ale. Ever so slightly cloudy, but an overall nice clarity. White, bubbly head eventually fades down into a thin, but consistent head. Leaves kind of lackluster lacing down the glass, but at least it's there.

S: Quite fruity. Grapefruit being the most notable, with slight undertones of hops coming through. A lot more pleasant than expected.

T: Slightly fruity, with those grapefruit notes being the most prominent on the tongue as well. A pleasant, mild bitterness throughout. A nice dash of citrus and hops in the finish.

F: A little on the overcarbonated side, but nothing off-putting. Carbonation seems to settle as the beer sits. Slightly thin, but definitely drinkable.

O: Seeing as how I'm from Philly, this beer was a must-try. It's affordable and widely available since it's local. It's not something I'd buy a case of for myself, but if I were going to a party and wanted to save a few bucks while still picking up an enjoyable beer, I'd definitely choose this over other budget pale ales. Not a mandatory must-try, but definitely acceptable and a really good choice if you want something light, flavorful, and refreshing on a hot day.

06-16-2013 04:53:41 | More by ThePaintedGrey
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

06-16-2013 02:06:36 | More by zekeman17
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dougbassett

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

06-13-2013 22:51:08 | More by dougbassett
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billbeers

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.7%

06-13-2013 17:51:47 | More by billbeers
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-13-2013 02:18:13 | More by AngusOg
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JMUbrewz

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-12-2013 21:03:15 | More by JMUbrewz
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robdip9

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +22%

06-11-2013 16:51:43 | More by robdip9
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Lanstrum

Ohio

4/5  rDev +8.4%

05-30-2013 22:16:07 | More by Lanstrum
Philadelphia Pale Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 753 ratings.