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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 05-17-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,007
Reviews:
323
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
14.13%
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
248
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,007 |  Reviews: 323
Photo of UDbeernut
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap poured into pint glass

a: light golden color, 1/2" head with good retention. light lacing cap

s: crisp citrus and flowery hops. light malt

t: clean flavored APA with light malt balanced well with citrus and flowery hop additions. slight lemon quality to the beer. Very nice!

m&d: light bodied, very drinkable session beer.

cheers!!!

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%

Bottle. Pours a clear, very pale yellow color. Almost looks like a light beer. Head is a finger's width of bright white froth. Long sheets of lacing. Aroma of zesty, bright citrus. Clean pale malt. The hops are lemony and grassy. The malt is pale and unobtrusive. Has some cracker elements to it. A bit of citrus rind. Body is very light. There is a good dose of flavor packed into this diminutive brew. The carbonation is very peppy. Drinks easily. Would be an easy sixer to do away with.

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Photo of barczar
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliant golden color with a dense one inch cream head that dissipates slowly, leaving lines of lacing.

Slightly dank citrus hops, grapefruit, and resin dominate the aroma. Notes of tangerines and onions add complexity. Floral hops emerge as it warms.

Grapefruit, sour tangerine, dank, earthy hops, and biscuity malt form the initial flavor profile. The finish is fairly bitter, resiny, and peppery. A sour, metallic flavor surfaces eventually.

Body is moderate, with spritzy carbonation and a lightly astringent finish.

Good citrus and floral hop character, moderate bitterness. There's a skunky, sour flavor that is slightly offputting, but not overwhelming.

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Photo of ajr24
3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Light golden and copper, poured into a creamy head that dissipated a bit quick with little lacing.

S- Smells of hops, citrusy/grapefruity.

T- Tastes hoppy and citrusy with a nice balance of bitterness.

M- Creamy and refreshing.

D- Could throw back a few easily.

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Photo of Chackman151
3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of justincourts
3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Randolph96
3.66/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Genx
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bonnfire
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cylinsier
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz.

Pours a light lemon wheat gold with a thin white head that all but disappears quickly.

Smells citrusy and grainy, kind of a fresh smell.

Tastes interesting...like a hint of lemon over an odd, fresh grain taste. Its not bitter at all but not sweet or tart either.

Mouthfeel is thin and relatively watery. The carbonation is basically not noticeable.

This beer is interesting. I've had APAs before but not one that tasted quite like this. The abv makes it very easy throw back. Its definitely not bad and worth a try for anyone looking for a light, easygoing ale to session.

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Photo of Chime
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hendrick24
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear medium to golden yellow in color with light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall foamy white head that reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer, a couple of small slightly thicker patches, and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of pale malts along with some floral/tropical hops and just a hint of spice.

T: Similar to the smell, the taste starts out with some light flavors of pale malts and just a hint of sweetness, maybe from honey. After that the hop flavors become apparent with notes of tropical, citrus, and floral hops. There is a very light amount of bitterness and hints of pepper/spice in the finish.

M: On the lighter side of medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and crisp.

O: The beer is very refreshing and easy to drink. This would make a very nice session beer, especially during the warm weather.

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Photo of ujsplace
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into an oversized pub glass.

Thick, foamy white head that chunks up nicely as it begins to fade. Nice clingy
lacing. The color is a hazy pale golden with visible yeast particles suspended
throughout - always a good thing...

Smells of citrus and buttery yeast.

Tastes of mild grapefruit from the hops and is mildly bitter.

The mouthfeel is light and crisp, very easy going down and pleasing on the tongue.

High drinkability. Very crisp and clean. Could easily down several of these.

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Photo of BrewerB
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to twinsdaddy for the hookup on this!

I'm a little rusty with my reviews but here goes:

A - Slightly hazy, pale golden color with an airy two finger head that collapsed down but retained itself while leaving a lacing around the glass.

S - Initially a moderately-intense grainy aroma, followed quickly with hints floral, lemon-rind hops. Persistent citrusy-hop aroma.

T - Citrusy hops up front. Moderate intensity, lemony in flavor. Bitterness is moderate. Fairly crisp finish.

M - Medium bodied with a moderate/high carbonation. Slightly spritzy but not overly done.

D - Highly drinkable. This pale ale has a great hop bite and a pleasing finish. Not too heavy with a low abv certainly make me think I could knock back 3 or 4 without much trouble. Simple flavors mean I might switch my beer after the second round but I'd have no qualms plowing through a six pack on a warm day.

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Photo of paullmcm25
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMcBride415
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redliner8
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bmcl16
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrSchnitzengiggle
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdaschaf
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the Pickled Pig in Rehoboth Beach, DE. Review from notes.

A: Served in a pint glass, the beer was a slightly hazy orange color with a small white, foamy head on top. Moderate retention, but some nice lacing.

S: Light citrus with some orange and orange peel, a little bit of grass, and little bit of caramel.

T: Similar to the aroma, on the citrus side with both orange and orange peel, a little bit of lemon and some grass as well. The caramelized malt comes through a bit stronger on the flavor than the aroma. Slightly sweet finish.

M: Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation, pretty smooth and crisp.

O: Pretty good and easy drinking, nice hop level for an APA. A little light, but helps with drinkability. Glad that Yards is now in Delaware, but I probably won't be getting it again at $6.50 a pint.

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Photo of ChipChaight
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of rfgetz
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Orangy Yellow in color with a quick puff of carbonation that disapears quickly but leaves a nice, full, fluffy head.

S - Sweet and grainy

T - Cereal qualities (grains, slight nuttyness) with a little citrusy zest. Decent hop character but lacks a punch.

M - Light body, crisp and clean with maybe a tad too much carbonation.

D - Light Pale Ale that lacks the hoppy punch. Good choice for session drinking.

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Photo of mattcomstock213
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into frosty mug.
Pours a great deep golden color. Smell is mildly hoppy, not too strong, but definalty there. Taste is sweet, not unpleasantly so, but obvious. Tasty- in one word. It feels good in the mouth, but not overly outstanding. Nice and drinkable too. This is a tasty beer, but not one you'd drink alot of. A special occasion beer. This is the first time I've tried something from Yards and I'll try another soon.

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Photo of THECPJ
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes:

appearane: golden yellow with a 1 finger head

smell: hops, malts,

taste: crisp, clean, hops, malts,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: this beer was refreshing and enjoyed it. easy to drink and I like beers that can be well balanced and enjoyed in the sun without knocking you out.

Cheers,
The CPJ

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Philadelphia Pale Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
3.68 out of 5 based on 1,007 ratings.
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