Railyard Ale | Phantom Canyon Brewing Company

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3.49 w/ 27 ratings

Brewed by:
Phantom Canyon Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by MJR on 08-04-2003

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Ratings: 27 |  Reviews: 11
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3/5  rDev -14%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of SkeeterBoganski
3.42/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on draft at the brewery on 1/12

Good medium amber hue; very drinkable session amber; easy fall ale; light on depth; light head, little lacing; like an Oktoberfest brewed w/o anything bitter; not amazing but not terrible for early experimentation.

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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

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5/5  rDev +43.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of JayS2629
3.18/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a dark brown with a medium head, fades fast, and leaves ok lacing.

The aroma is of caramel, and hints of chocolate with earthy hints of hops.

The taste follows with mild chocolate, caramel, and toast and earthy hops.

A bit thin, fizzy, and creamy.

Overall, its an ok darker beer with average, unremarkable taste.

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Photo of rye726
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not bad, nothing special either. Pours a nice amber with a thin head. Really not much to talk about here. Just your standard amber ale. Mellow hops, candy malts. Light body, decent carbonation. Not a bad beer to wash down some pub food. Go get some, try it for yourself.

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Photo of efhart
2.43/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This Phantom Brewery Railyard Ale is average at best. The beer has no distinction and the body is a bit weak. The beer poured ok, looked ok, and even smelled ok, but the taste was unremarkable. save your money for the Cascade Ale or IPA at this brewery.

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Photo of BrewAskew
3.33/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasting notes from visit to Colorado Springs 4/25/2008:

Look: Light amber hue, good head with dense lace.

Smell: light malt, sweetness, floral hops, fruit esters

Taste: bland, watery, caramel sweetness rescued by some pleasant balancing hop bitterness in the finish

Feel: ok

Drink: ok

General Impression: Technically speaking, it is a solid beer and a customer favorite. No one has bad taste if they enjoy this one. Personally, I thought that it was boring as hell. The aroma and the appearance set me up for disappointment the moment it hit my mouth.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.03/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from tap nice mahogany color with small white head and light carbonation. Smells very sweet, malty, but the taste doesnot follow suit. Taste is a little bitter, not much malt or character. Nothing special at all and nothing to spend your money on

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Photo of SaltyLime
3.83/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - dark amber, almost a murky brown, very thin ring of a head

Smell - almost no smell when served, the imagined smell of hops came after the first sip, a hint of licorice floated up after a bit of warming

Taste - very clean and fresh finish, yummy floral hop taste, very light bitterness

Mouthfeel - brewpub called it a medium body, I would call it borderline light-medium

Drinkability - not my favorite, I don't think I would be able to drink too many of these, but definitely a pleasurable hop experience...kind of thought of it as a floral hop tea with a bit of beer in the background

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Photo of walleye
3.03/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

had in july while in the springs for my son bieristguts wedding on 7/2.from the tap. poured a nice amber with a light tan head that didn’t leave any lacing. aroma got malt and some sweetness on the 1st sniff, than got a hint of hops. flavor malt, honey, caramel, with just a small taste of hops. had a nice smooth mouthfeel and a clean finish.

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Photo of loren01
3.51/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a pint at the brewpub in Colorado Springs. Poured into pint glass a dark mahogany color with small white head and light carbonation. Smells very sweet, malty, perhaps a little licorace smell also. Tastes sweet like candy, with a nice bitter hoppy aftertaste. Mouthfeel is above average. This is a nice session beer that I could drink quite a few of.

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Railyard Ale from Phantom Canyon Brewing Company
Beer rating: 33.3% out of 100 with 27 ratings
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