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Philadelphia Pale Ale - Yards Brewing Co.

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Philadelphia Pale AlePhiladelphia Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
83
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860 Ratings
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Ratings: 860
Reviews: 303
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 14
Gots: 125 | 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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Ratings: 860 | Reviews: 303
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery.

A very clear, bright gold colored beer with a fluffy head that has both good retention and strong lacing. Nice aroma that's faintly sweet and malty, but the hops, which are citrusy and a bit floral, come to the fore. There was a jar of nugget hops on the bar in front of me and it was obvious after examining it that nugget is indeed the dominant hop in this tasty beer, both in the aroma and the flavor.

Hop forward but still somewhat balanced; low bitterness, tasty pilsener malt. On tap this is smoother and creamier, with lower carbonation, than I expected and have experienced with the bottled version. Very different from the many west coast/SNPA style offerings on the market. Delicious, easy drinking, highly recommended. My favorite beer from this brewery so far.

EDIT: I've been back numerous times and I stand by my original impression that this is the best beer I've had from them out about 10 different offerings, by far.

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Served in a Yards shaker pint glass.

Thanks to YaKnowBrady for this bottle (and the glass)!

Been quite some time since I've had something out of Yards. This bit pours a clear sunlight straw topped by a finger or so of lightly off-white foam and populated by a decent amount of floaties. The nose comprises cantaloupe, light honeydew, very light leek, and a soft touch of toffee in the background. The taste brings in more of the same, though the fruit notes are toned down a good deal (though by no means do they disappear) in relation to the toffee. There's also some light banana and orange peel tossed in for good measure. The body is a light medium, with a very light moderate carbonation and a silky feel. Overall, a nice pale ale, nothing that truly distinguishes it from many others, but a very solid offering nonetheless.

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Philadelphia Pale Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 860 ratings.