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Philadelphia Pale Ale - Yards Brewing Co.

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Philadelphia Pale AlePhiladelphia Pale Ale

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Ratings: 776
Reviews: 300
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.91%
Wants: 8
Gots: 69 | 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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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Chinaskifan1, Jul 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Sjorge3442, Jul 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

stooges56, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear medium to golden yellow in color with light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall foamy white head that reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer, a couple of small slightly thicker patches, and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of pale malts along with some floral/tropical hops and just a hint of spice.

T: Similar to the smell, the taste starts out with some light flavors of pale malts and just a hint of sweetness, maybe from honey. After that the hop flavors become apparent with notes of tropical, citrus, and floral hops. There is a very light amount of bitterness and hints of pepper/spice in the finish.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and crisp.

O: The beer is very refreshing and easy to drink. This would make a very nice session beer, especially during the warm weather.

dbrauneis, Jul 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

gokiburi, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of larryi86
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle date 6/5/12 poured into a snifter

A- A clear golden color with a three finger white head.

S- Floral and spicy hops, pale malts, touch citrus/tropical fruits.

T- Pale malts, light tropical hops, a little bit of spicy hops, touch of sweet malts.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A solid pale ale, tropical fruits really help this beer out. I have to say I had it on draft about a month ago and found it tastier on draft.

larryi86, Jul 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

muhler, Jun 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

GreatPumpkin, Jun 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Tank77, Jun 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

kb2250, Jun 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

Catch, Jun 19, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

fdig23, Jun 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Bockerdoppel91, Jun 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Chugs13, Jun 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

OriolesFan1008, Jun 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Thirsty2383, Jun 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Profchaos20, Jun 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

briandaube, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of Fish113d
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a typical pale amber color with one finger thick head that creates a solid surface layer.

Nice floral and grainy aroma with hints of straw, cut grass, and some hints of lemon. Fairly nice!

Sipping reveals a burst of lemon peel, as well as some very grainy features of pale malt, definitely the barley, as well as straw and grass.

Very nice body that is crisp, light (as it should be), and solid for the style.

Overall, I really enjoy this as a session brew. It's not over the top hoppy and is very easy to drink. Enjoy!

Fish113d, Jun 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

jefftuck47, Jun 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

KevinTK, May 30, 2012
Photo of Ryanm1
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of my favorite Pale Ales. When poured into a glass it is Golden in color. Has a hint of sweetness in taste and in auroma. Also, has a citrus flavor taste to it, but not overpowering which makes me question if they used belgian yeast in the process. Not sure if that is even possible when brewing an APA. Very well carbonated, light white head foamy with good effervescene.

Ryanm1, May 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Brewman7284, May 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

mcphish22, May 27, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.45/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

Darkmagus82, May 25, 2012
Philadelphia Pale Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 776 ratings.