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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
good

753 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 753
Reviews: 299
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.91%
Wants: 7
Gots: 61 | 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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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

08-16-2013 19:34:41 | More by timjim1327
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

01-16-2012 19:34:27 | More by Lang44
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.7%

12-09-2013 03:23:50 | More by Lurkerson
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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maxwellboh

Virginia

3/5  rDev -18.7%

A: Straw color with a big head that disappears slowly. Head sticks the sides of the glass. I like that.
S: Citrus smell followed by pine.
T: Very grapefruit and refreshing.
M: Somewhat hoppy feel, stays with you for a while.
D: Better summertime beer, drank this in March. Very clean.

Not a grapefruit eater, so the beer did not appeal to me. But could see many followers of the beer.

03-05-2011 03:53:36 | More by maxwellboh
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.7%

04-05-2014 23:04:11 | More by beans923
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

08-11-2013 01:23:25 | More by HuskyinPDX
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3/5  rDev -18.7%

06-07-2012 20:40:14 | More by OriolesFan1008
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Sixpoint

New York

3/5  rDev -18.7%

I too had this beer at Citizens Bank Ballpark in Philly, Pa. However, I was very dissapointed.

My beer had all of the telltale signs and premonitions of a good beer. The beer poured with a nice head that lingered down my plastic cup. It also had a very nice citrus aroma.

However, the taste and mouthfeel suffered. The beer was unbalanced; there was absolutely no foundation of malt to counter the lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Moreover, the body was paper thin... no substance at all.

I had a hard time finishing my glass. It was one and done for me.

08-08-2005 01:23:22 | More by Sixpoint
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bvlaminck

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.7%

05-07-2012 01:24:47 | More by bvlaminck
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99bottles

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.7%

This beer pours a slightly dark yellow color with a huge fluffy white head. There are copious amounts of yeast/sediment in the bottom; I had to leave about an inch left in the bottle to keep my pint clean. It smells of light hops and oddly (for a PA) of yeast. I think they could have left off with the bottle conditioning, and the CO2 level is too high anyway with the large and annoying head. Taste is very dissapointing. Thin and smooth with a strange phenolic bite and minimal hopping. Even the malt seems to be missing. Thin mouth, not tasty enough to have a high drinkability. Very uncharacteristic beer from this otherwise good brewery.

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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -18.7%

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New York

3/5  rDev -18.7%

Had this one on tap, it pours an orange-yellow with a small white head.
It smells of citrus and hops with a little bit of pine and floral scent snuck in there as well.
Things take a downturn when the beer hits your mouth. The citrus flavors, particularly grapefruit and lemon, are almost overwhelming, although gradually some grassy tastes come through as well. Somewhat sweet and hoppy with a bitter finish, more like an IPA.
The mouthfeel is thin and very clean; I think this could be refreshing on a hot day.
Drinkability: I've tried this one three times at various bars, and each time, I have only wanted one pint before remembering I don't really dig it and moving on to something else. There are some nice notes in it, but the flavor leaves me desiring a little less grapefruit and a little more of something, anything, else.

01-17-2005 21:21:33 | More by whartontallboy
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Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.7%

08-17-2014 21:46:16 | More by MayorOfMayfair
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Philadelphia Pale Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 753 ratings.