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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.

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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

heff316, Jan 22, 2012
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Sparger, Jan 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

Lang44, Jan 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

oldsmuggler, Jan 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

AndrewMichael, Jan 15, 2012
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3.8/5  rDev +3%

12 oz brown bottle, no freshness dating

A - Pale gold, hazed with numerous floaties throughout the body hurts the appearance. Thick white head has good retention, and ok lacing.

S - Nice floral hops on the nose, finished with some pine and sweet bready malt.

T - More pine flavor in the taste, with slight hints of grapefruit, and some floral bitterness in the finish with some more citrus flavors. Light caramel malts underlying the dominant hops.

M - Light/medium body, a little high on the carb level, finishes clean with a moderate bitterness.

O - Solid pale, packing a bunch of flavor into the relatively low abv. If it had a freshness date, I'd buy it again.

garuda, Jan 12, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

BHopp12, Jan 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

mattyrubes, Jan 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

acurtis, Jan 09, 2012
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5/5  rDev +35.5%

rprinz22, Jan 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

wertschy, Jan 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Pours yellow gold w/ good foamy head. Smell is flowery and sweet sweet citrus, a little bitter pungency. Taste is bright and sweet citrus with spice and bitterness, moderate carb, wet feel. Different, original, little bit of a champagne booziness in the finish, would drink again

J23hc, Jan 08, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

kjb32812, Jan 08, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Giantspace, Jan 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +35.5%

roastTHEmost, Jan 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Bdel34, Jan 03, 2012
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Runofthemiller, Jan 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

InspectorBob, Jan 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

ububru, Jan 01, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +7.9%

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.

NiceTaps, Jan 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

jtuttle, Dec 31, 2011
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3.93/5  rDev +6.5%

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!

hopsolutely, Dec 26, 2011
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injuredreserve, Dec 26, 2011
Philadelphia Pale Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 776 ratings.