Pennsylvania Pale Ale | Philadelphia Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
152
Reviews:
43
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
13.04%
 
 
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7
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27
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Ratings: 152 |  Reviews: 43
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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2/5  rDev -45.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, no date.

appears a hazy golden copper color with 1/2" white head. decent lacing, good retention. hoppy aroma, a bit citrusy, but not as much as a typical West Coast pale ale.

taste has a decent malt backbone underneath, with decent hop bite. medium body. carbonation is strong, fizzy.

overall - a nice standard pale ale.

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Photo of Giantspace
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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2/5  rDev -45.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of MrOH
2.85/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Deep gold bordering on light amber. Thin white head with no retention.Some lace.

Citrusy, grapefruit hops with a caramel backbone. Some blackcurrant.

Some grapefruit hops, some caramel malt. Not very much of either, though.

Medium bodied with good carbonation.

An inoffensive, everyday beer. Pretty good, but I prefer other local options to fill that role.

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Photo of jwhancher
3.48/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark gold, light amber in color with okay white head that fades down to a thin lacing. Smells of sweet malts. A little syrup like with some citrus hops thrown in. Tastes rather sweet with mostly caramel & some melanoidins. Some citrus hop flavor. Tastes a little medium full due to the sticky sweet malt & hops. Overall, an above average pale ale. A good sessionable beer.

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Photo of Sachsenfreude
3.11/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

appearance; clear copper, with a white head that quickly dissipates to a delicate foam with thicker patches.

smell; really strong resiny hops with hints of grapefruit. The malts don't have much chance to poke through but I think they are hay-like. The balance is kind of off.

taste; at first a hint of malt sweetness but powerful hops very quickly dominate with flavors of grapefruit rind and fir sap. Sweet malts come back in the finish but hop bitters dominate the aftertaste.

mouthfeel; on the heavier end of light bodied. Very crisp and dry in the finish, leaving a puckered palate.

overall; pretty good but a bit hoppy for my palate, it depends on what one looks for in an APA, this is more of a nicely balanced Ami-IPA to me, which I could happily live without.

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3.06/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Mike & Sarah for this one! 12oz brown glass pry-top bottle. Long code around the bottom edge.

Pours nicely with a deep dark golden hue and thick khaki head that recedes quickly. The nose is lightly piney but dominated by biscuit's and molasses aromas.

Palate is roasty and very much Red-ale like in the malt character. Pleasantly bitter with some citrus flavors, but malt drive for sure.

When did the Pale Ale become so much like a Red Ale? Not impressed with this beer or this "style" of APA.

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Photo of MikeRa
4.16/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: This beer has a excellent clear pale golden color to it

S: This beer has a nice malty smell from the Pilsner and Crystal malts

T: This beer has a nice caramel and nutty taste to it

M: This beer is neatly balanced and goes down smooth

O: This is a beer that I will drink again

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Pennsylvania Pale Ale from Philadelphia Brewing Company
3.68 out of 5 based on 152 ratings.
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