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Alexander Hamilton's Federalist Ale - Yards Brewing Co.

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Alexander Hamilton's Federalist Ale
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BA SCORE
85
very good

16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: donniecuffs on 07-03-2010)
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.86/5  rDev +1.6%

White head. Clear pale golden yellow.

Grassy hops. Light citrus. Bready, pale malts. Earthy with a bit of spiciness. Think of sazz hops.

Mouthfeel: crisp and clean. Almost pilsner like. Ends clean.

Overall, I like it. The citrus is nice. Definitely reminds me of a pils more than anything. Very easy to drink.

03-25-2013 16:00:01 | More by mothman
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Haybeerman

Colorado

4.65/5  rDev +22.4%

A: Deep amber color; slightly hazy. Poured a 2 finger white head with fair retention thick, unbroken skim. Leghtly decanted. Lace in wide rings.

S: Floral hops - notably - citrus, grapefruit and pine. Bready pale malt in the foundation.

T: Big, bready pale malts up front. Transitions quickly to resiny hop flavors consistent with the nose. Dry and bitter in the finish.

M: Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Perfect feel for this beer that's resiny in the middle, then dry and bitter for a good finish.

D: Great session beer. Smooth, balanced and flavorful.

04-11-2011 21:05:03 | More by Haybeerman
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Durge

Connecticut

3.78/5  rDev -0.5%

A clear yellow-amber colored brew with a solid white froth on top and decent lacing. The aroma is a bright and yummy citrus hop with hint of granny apple lemon-lime and vinegar biscuit. Even a touch of some sort of sweet vegetable going on, very nice overall, can't wait to taste it. The flavor comes on with a similarly bright bite but it's more green leaf with a dry hop overtone. Not as sweet and fruity as the aroma leads you to expect. It's a very lively, crisp feel in a fairly light-bodied brew, but not watery at all. It's definitely gassy stuff, good belching-beer. This is just a bit too harsh. Lots of hop bitterness but the citrus/fruit flavors get buried and it ultimately could use a little more sweetness to be more likable to me. For this reason I also have to say it's medium drinkable. I wish it tasted more like it smelled. Oh well, worth a try though, not bad.

11-09-2010 04:57:17 | More by Durge
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birchstick

Colorado

3/5  rDev -21.1%

08-16-2013 19:28:36 | More by birchstick
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

02-18-2014 23:10:51 | More by BeerForMuscle
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-22-2012 03:17:47 | More by hollywood_15063
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-30-2012 22:33:34 | More by JohneHoodlum
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rorjets

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-18-2014 03:53:00 | More by rorjets
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

06-07-2014 02:43:15 | More by OKCNittany
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donniecuffs

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +25%

Months ago, I noticed that this was one of the 'Beers of the Revolution' series put out by Yards, and since I loved the other three, I tried tracking down this one, but to no avail (even the Yards website doesn't list it anymore; I hope that they didn't eliminate this offering due to lack of interest). That was, until a recent trip to City Tavern in Philadelphia, who did indeed have this on tap. On BA, I noticed that one of the aliases of Philly Pale Ale was City Tavern Ale, so hopefully I am not being redundant by adding this beer. As a matter of fact, this beer does exhibit some similar characteristics to that great session beer, but enough jabbering; here it goes...

Into a stemmed glass, poured a cloudy amber with 2 fingers of great white head and great retention. The nose was a lovely mix of pine, grapefruit, apple, citrus, and floral hops. The taste was excellent; first pine, then grapefruit/malt/apple, and polished off with a modestly dry finish. A smooth, full body complements the hoppiness and fruitiness nicely. Tremendous session beer. Ironic that it is actually my favorite of the 4 Beers of the Revolution, yet it doesn't appear to be available anywhere.

07-03-2010 17:43:27 | More by donniecuffs
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TheBeerdedCharmer

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

08-20-2014 23:59:31 | More by TheBeerdedCharmer
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DLS168

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-03-2012 01:10:56 | More by DLS168
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constantine_272

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-12-2014 23:20:48 | More by constantine_272
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Sparger

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-17-2012 00:15:01 | More by Sparger
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dwaz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-09-2011 02:58:54 | More by dwaz
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batt6343

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-11-2014 22:37:44 | More by batt6343
Alexander Hamilton's Federalist Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.