Philadelphia Pale Ale | Yards Brewing Co.

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Philadelphia Pale AlePhiladelphia Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
yardsbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-17-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,983
Reviews:
328
Ratings:
1,032
pDev:
13.78%
 
 
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Photo of ajm5108
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Standard but pretty good as far as a shelf pale ale goes - good hop / malt balance, hops are more floral and not distractingly bitter, pretty much what you would expect

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Photo of BigMustyElbows
4.41/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spartacat300
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of nwhittin
3.59/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Latarnik
3.27/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vabeerguy
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-hunter
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 4.6% abv

Appearance- Light amber with light white thin head.

Smell- Doughy cracker, orange peel, caramel malt.

Taste- Lightly toasted cracker, light bready notes. Tropical orange flavor, citric. Becoming more bitter into the finish. Ends herbal and peppery.

Mouthfeel- Medium light in body with medium carbonation.

Overall- A lighter pale ale with good flavor. A craft version of a "light beer"

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Photo of Chasboy1
3.82/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IronLover
3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden yellow in color with excellent clarity. Poured with a short, creamy white foam with medium low retention. Earthy, herbal hop and malty aromas. Medium bodied with medium, lightly acidic carbonation. Medium herbal and spicy hop flavors with medium malt underneath. Medium hop bitterness through the middle followed by spicy hops that transition to earthy, minty flavors. Finished dryly with a spicy, minty hop bite followed by malty flavors and lingering herbal hop bitterness. Well balanced with tasty, earthy hop character and solid pilsner malt character. Feel lacked creamy or smooth characters but dry finish was pleasant. Easy drinking and tasty.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MouldyCrow
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DigitGrowler
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dacrza1
3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

DATE: March 24, 2018... OCCASION: the annual Father-Son Cake Bake preparation completed early, it's time for an afternoon treat... GLASSWARE: Abita pint... pours a bright, golden orange amber with large, swirling bubbles that build to a crisp, thick, spongy white head... ts lacing is equally attractive, arching lace like sea foam curling upwards... sharp citrus early--lemon, orange, mostly--with an underpinning of pine... fresh outdoorsy smell, with the pilsner malts adding a light touch of toasted malts... solid and respectful of the genre... the medium-bodied palate is slightly oily, lingering in its late strength, and pleasantly bright throughout--consistently effervescent, sticky and textured as an IPA might be, packed well into a 4.6% ABV... the nose didn't belie its citric strength, with orange peel and lemon zest refreshingly in full effect; a bit of sweetness from the toasted malts rounds this nicely... I remember a time when "session" ales were called pale ales, and the goal wasn't mega-anything, just a pleasant, flavorful, sessionable pint that knows how to stay out of the way of the events and occasions it accompanies...

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Photo of Jbalintjr
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jbeervt
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of optionalgambino
2.86/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Decent beer, taste was too mild and light for my preference

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4.29/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brhardwick
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KAP1356
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerCon5
3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Smilsteen
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bluehende
3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Philadelphia Pale Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 1,032 ratings