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Pennsylvania Pale Ale | Philadelphia Brewing Company

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Pennsylvania Pale AlePennsylvania Pale Ale
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3.57/5
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155 Ratings
Pennsylvania Pale AlePennsylvania Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Philadelphia Brewing Company
Pennsylvania, United States
philadelphiabrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Philabeerphia on 06-26-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,239
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
155
pDev:
12.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
28
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 155 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of drtth
3.32/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The bright golden orange beer is served in a shaker pint glass with a 1/4" white head that rapidly faces to leave just a bit of lacing.

The aromas contain a bit of pine and grapefruit but not much more.

The flavors are a bit floral, piney, and citric with a not quite pleasant malt backbone, since the earthy grassy bitterness comes through too strongly too soon.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied with fairly light but persistent carbonation.

Overall it was drinkable but not one i intend to repeat. There's a certain musty character in the background which is almost off putting.

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3.99/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from my parents.
This was poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a semi-sturdy orange/amber color with a cap of a little white foamy head that slid off fairly nice to leave some spotty lace.
The aroma had a nice blend of sweet to bitter citrus and piney hops flowing over some cracker to biscuit and caramel/toffee maltiness but cleanly done.
The flavor leaned towards the sweet side with some undercurrents of the cracker/biscuit-like maltiness coinciding all about. Mild aftertaste of the cracker to caramel/toffee malts with a tickle of citrus.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a good sessionability about it, it's not too heavy. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt as projected. Nice finish of the pine/citrusy goodness with a good consistent malty level.
Overall, as an APA, I'd say this works, perhaps a bit "old school"/classic, but it's worth a shot to come back to if given the chance.

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Photo of BigMike
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ClavisAurea
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jtw21
3.31/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Urs
3.37/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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5/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Squire123
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.31/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.15/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Marty91
3.7/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ricochet
3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Dark orange, no foam, small lace, mild carbonation
S: Raisin. Not strong.
F: Mild foam. Dry finish. Bitter in front. Candy aftertaste.
T: Light to medium bitter. Slight grapefruit. Thin and candy like
O: Reminds me of JW Dundee Pale Ale. Pretty much the same profile of a cheaper but pretty good pale ale.

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3.2/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of cantal
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BrianQuinn
3.06/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bouleboubier
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

(20 oz pour into a clear plastic cup - I've had this a few times before though)

L: Real hazy, light orange-amber in color... messy foam

T: Week-old, thick-pulpy but dried-out grapefruit flesh... mess of citrus slop atop a staling-like, mildly graham-cracker malt undercurrent

F: frothy, fluffy... light, but not crisp... not the least bit weighty

O: this is all about citrusy hops blanketing the malts and your palate... does this trick if you need a hop fix, but ultimately comes across as a rushed, sort of hobby-like American pale ale or a slightly scaled-back IPA.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.8/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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Pennsylvania Pale Ale from Philadelphia Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 155 ratings
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