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Philadelphia Pale Ale | Yards Brewing Co.

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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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#30,603
Reviews:
330
Ratings:
1,041
pDev:
13.78%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
264
Trade:
1
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Photo of DavetotheB
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JA_26
3.58/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beertunes
3.32/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Jessica N. for this one. 16oz can poured into 14oz teku. Poured a lightly hazy yellow gold color with an ich of white head that moderate retention and good lacing.

The aroma was mostly slightly sweet malts, with some gentle floral hops in the background.

Similar on the tongue, with a bit of citrus hops at the back end.

Body was the typical medium of the style, and had medium finish that leaned slightly to the sweet side.

Drinkability was good, the beer went down smooth and easy.

Overall, solid, good-drinking, everyday brew. Worth trying if you see it.

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

Photo of BillRoth
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Immemorable .

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Photo of dafla67
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smcolw
3.61/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Good starting head which recedes slowly. Clear and golden liquid.

Horse hide aroma. A bit earthy. Pale sugary malt comes after the head starts to fade. Very light hop.

More malty than most American Pale Ales but the flavor doesn't match the caramel richness of an English Bitter. The ends up being the most powerful flavor in the swallow. Relatively short aftertaste considering.

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Photo of bankboy66
3.51/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

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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Photo of nonnie864
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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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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

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Philadelphia Pale Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 1,041 ratings