Philadelphia Pale Ale - Yards Brewing Co.
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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
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
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
Philadelphia Pale Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 753 ratings.