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Philadelphia Pale Ale - Yards Brewing Co.

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836 Ratings
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Ratings: 836
Reviews: 301
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.63%
Wants: 9
Gots: 103 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-17-2002

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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3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
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!

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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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.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.58/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a nice golden yellow color with about a finger and a half worth of head that dissipates to a thin veil around the top.

S: Lots of floral hoppyness with some grassy/grain hints as well. Very little citrus scents mixed in as well. Not as much aroma as i expected.

T: Nice mix of citrus and grassy grain from the get go with hints of biscuit, leads into the floral hops and bitterness. After taste is some of that lemon biscuit flavor that is nice and clean.

M: Moderate carbonation works well with the flavors and provides a nice crisp and clean beverages.

O: Another great brew by the boys at Yards. Brawler is still my favorite but this is a nice APA that is worth trying.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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2.96/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle from Trader’s Joe. Pour pale straw with a long lasting white head. Aroma is of perfume hops, citrus fruit and biscuit malt with some hints of pairs. Body is medium and crisp. Piney, earthy hops, followed by biscuit malt on the palate, some sourness is present. The finish is medium and dry. This brew needs some caramel malt for color and flavor.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Philadelphia Pale Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 836 ratings.