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Philadelphia Pale Ale - Yards Brewing Co.

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Philadelphia Pale AlePhiladelphia Pale Ale

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722 Ratings
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Ratings: 722
Reviews: 298
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.63%
Wants: 6
Gots: 43 | 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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clark25

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.7%

01-09-2013 01:43:17 | More by clark25
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ferrouswolf

Delaware

4.2/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Case from the brewery; bottled 11/08/12. Poured into a 12 oz straight sided glass.

Appearance: a pleasant gold color with some haze. One finger head fades to a ring with patches and minimal lacing.

Smell: citrus and some maltiness from the pilsner malts.

Taste: tart hop bite fading to fresh citrus and tropical fruit, with a hoppy dry finish. A little bit of malt here and there, but this is a hop-driven beer. There's some ale yeast fruitiness here which helps support the hop fruitiness. The bitterness is pleasant and not overpowering.

Mouthfeel: Medium-to-heavy mouthfeel for an APA, but it goes well with the fruitiness. Fine bubbles tingle on the tongue.

Overall: This is a very tasty pale ale, and it's reasonably priced if you can get it. If you lick your lips after a sip, you'll get another shot of hop bitterness. If you drink it without food, you get the benefit of burping the hop flavor back up. I'd love to try a black-and-tan with this and a really chocolatey beer, or maybe half this and half framboise.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 00:32:14 | More by ferrouswolf
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SolipsismalCat

Pennsylvania

3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a glass mug.

A: Clear golden yellow with two-finger, white, fizzy head that lasted a couple minutes. Pretty good lacing.

S: Strong citrus hop aromas leaning towards tropical.

T: Moderate sweetness and light to moderate bitterness. Very citrusy. Buttered toast in the finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with fizzy carbonation.

O: Good beer, but nothing special. One of the better Yards I've tasted.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 22:56:47 | More by SolipsismalCat
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pale ale poured into a pint glass with a clear golden body. A white cap builds up on the beer to about one finger in size and has decent retention. Frothy ring leaves a ton of lace rings at the top of the glass and spotty lace on the rest.

S- Yeast bread, cracker sweets and light caramel malts up front. Some hops make a presence with citrus and floral hints.

T- Starts off with some fruity notes, seems like citrus from some hops and maybe some lighter fruits (apple, grape) from the yeast. As I sip on, a fresh cracked grain aspect opens up with malty caramel and light sweets. A nice yeast bread note to round it all out.

MF- Lighter overall feel to the body with very high carbonation which can be felt on the palate. Creamy consistency and a tiny bitterness in the finish.

A pretty simple and straightforward Pale Ale. A good balance of yeast, hops and malts but nothing that really jumps out.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 03:22:40 | More by cbutova
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Joelski

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-01-2013 14:54:21 | More by Joelski
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shigg85

Japan

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-31-2012 20:34:15 | More by shigg85
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dugly2ugly

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-31-2012 02:42:03 | More by dugly2ugly
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Sipchue

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-31-2012 00:46:26 | More by Sipchue
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barczar

Kentucky

3.63/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliant golden color with a dense one inch cream head that dissipates slowly, leaving lines of lacing.

Slightly dank citrus hops, grapefruit, and resin dominate the aroma. Notes of tangerines and onions add complexity. Floral hops emerge as it warms.

Grapefruit, sour tangerine, dank, earthy hops, and biscuity malt form the initial flavor profile. The finish is fairly bitter, resiny, and peppery. A sour, metallic flavor surfaces eventually.

Body is moderate, with spritzy carbonation and a lightly astringent finish.

Good citrus and floral hop character, moderate bitterness. There's a skunky, sour flavor that is slightly offputting, but not overwhelming.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 21:03:45 | More by barczar
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steinhilper

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -18.7%

12-28-2012 21:57:42 | More by steinhilper
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QuarterHorse

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brew pours a a golden straw color with a bright white head.

The aroma is citrusy, mostly lemon, with a hint of apricot and a bit of grass.

There is a very mild cracker like malt flavor, followed by a citusy zing, which settles into an oh so faint breadyness with some bitterness.

A decent pale ale. Maybe a bit light on the hops for an American representation of the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 02:47:56 | More by QuarterHorse
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cgarwood


3/5  rDev -18.7%

12-24-2012 15:21:03 | More by cgarwood
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willitsmckinley


4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

12-20-2012 03:23:25 | More by willitsmckinley
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-18-2012 01:19:21 | More by stereosforgeeks
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jjd315

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +22%

12-14-2012 20:52:02 | More by jjd315
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

12-14-2012 17:47:43 | More by jpd7374
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ZCoale


4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-13-2012 02:16:02 | More by ZCoale
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trplx81

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +22%

12-12-2012 18:16:26 | More by trplx81
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HellesTrinker

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-09-2012 02:45:16 | More by HellesTrinker
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Cbrazbox


2/5  rDev -45.8%

12-08-2012 01:25:23 | More by Cbrazbox
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ssimpson89

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-07-2012 02:52:59 | More by ssimpson89
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nosavingsaccount

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

12-07-2012 01:09:27 | More by nosavingsaccount
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LexShaw89

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

12-03-2012 04:40:00 | More by LexShaw89
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +22%

11-22-2012 03:14:40 | More by hollywood_15063
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tmt71883

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.7%

11-18-2012 00:05:31 | More by tmt71883
Philadelphia Pale Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 722 ratings.