Philadelphia Pale Ale - Yards Brewing Co.
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3.75/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
This brewer has disappointed a couple of times, but their core offerings (Phila Pale Ale, Good Hope IPA) are excellent. I am a fan of the style APA and always like a new departure.
Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with a frothy white head that leaves medium lacing.
Smell: Floral, pithy nose with a hint of apricot, and a wide malt base. Kind of English. Very approachable, appetizing, good food beer.
Taste: Starts out with a lemon, floral, apricot approach followed by bitter, citrus hops that provide strong, long finish.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Pleasant. good finish. Would have another.
Drinkability: Must try for APA fans. Hoppy, but not over your head.
Serving type: bottle
04-06-2014 00:22:37 | More by Act25
3.61/5 rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
On-tap at the local dive bar.
A-hazy yellow, small white head, decent lacing
S-citrusy, bread, grapefruit, floral notes-pine
T-citrusy taste (lemon, grapefruit), hoppier then most pales
M-medium bodied, good carbonation, taste little alcohol, crisp and refreshing
O-maybe its hometown bias and that fact that its on tap every where in the Philly area but a great beer. Not a typical pale and I think that is part of the appeal. Low ABV makes it very drinkable, which is good because I'll be having a several in the coming years.
Serving type: on-tap
03-13-2014 01:19:35 | More by Zetcha7x
3.55/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a clear golden color. There's a little over two fingers worth of white-colored head. The head itself is pretty rocky and retains well. Some soapy streaks of lacing are left behind.
S: The hops here are more evocative of British varietals than 'Murican ones. I get light orange peel, tea leaves, earth, flowers, and apricot from the nose, primarily. The fruity characteristic comes more strongly when allowed to open up some. I really like that there isn't much malt to get in the way - it's there, don't get me wrong, just muted. While this isn't the kind of hoppiness to wow me, it definitely has an intriguing smell to it.
T: The first swallow is surprisingly bitter in a good way. Tea leaves, orange peel, and flowers hit the palate immediately, right before a slight upsurge of sweet malts finish it off. There's nothing explosive or over-the-top here: this is just a really solid session beer.
M: Holy crap, this is creamy for the style. It still retains the crisp dryness I love in a good example of the style, but the creaminess does make it touch too full in body. Doesn't really matter - this goes down like water. Carbonation pricks the tongue slightly.
O: Yards brewed a really good golden ale here. Maybe it's a bit bland, but that's forgivable. This is a beer that's meant to be consumed by the 6-pack, and I'd much rather down a 6-pack of this than, say, Coors Light (I'd also rather catch herpes than have to down a 6-pack of Coors Light, but that's neither here nor there...)
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2014 20:28:41 | More by ThisWangsChung
Philadelphia Pale Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 706 ratings.