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Philadelphia Pale Ale | Yards Brewing Co.

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3.7/5
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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
Ranking:
#29,154
Reviews:
324
Ratings:
1,010
pDev:
13.78%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
252
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,010 |  Reviews: 324
Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Cnote_crafty_1
4.58/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Yards Brewing Co. Philidelphia Pale Ale
Look: golden color with a bit of hazeyness to it and full white head. There is lots of lacing on the glass as the head disapears. Good head retention. I noticed sediments in the glass for some reason. Is it not filtered?
Smell: Smells like hops to me.
Taste: Citrus, beer, hops bite and a bit of sourness on the end.
Feel: Pretty good feel, two rows of carbonation going up the glass, so nice and spritzery.
Overall: A good session beer for sure. It has a decent hop presence, but it is not a strong hoppiness at all. It is there, but not powerful.

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Photo of rdempsey3426
4.81/5  rDev +30%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of FBarber
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours light golden yellow. Thin white head dissipates steadily leaving some white lacing and a white slick on the top of the beer.

Smell is very floral, aroma is more reminiscent of an English IPA rather than an American IPA. Touch of lemon, citrus and grass.

Taste is rather grassy and floral with some lemon notes. Grain and cracker malts come through an the back and linger. Slightly sweet. Aftertaste is a slight lemon bitterness with some dried grass.

Feel is light and crisp - rather refreshing.

Overall a nice old school IPA. In some ways its close to an English IPA than an American IPA, but its nicely crafted.

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Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Decent head, muted nose of malts with some hops sitting in the background. Taste is OK biscuity . Decently carbonated. I can drink this but not at the top of my list. Still the taste blows away a macro lager for sure.

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Photo of Smanke
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 57md
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark straw color with just under a finger of head. The nose has notes of the pils malt (which is an odd yet interesting choice). The flavor is somewhat pils like as well. The body is a bit thin. The finish is dry and hoppy.

This is very sessionable particularly due to its clean, lager-like finish.

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Photo of flyersfan900
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Selinsgrove2015
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cbyrnes
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Bill235
4.28/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dfhhead25
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Speedihd
2.83/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

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

Photo of Hophead717
3.49/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Wer34truh
2.98/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a calm hazy golden color with beautiful carbonation. Modest head with quite a bit of lacing.

Smells of delightful citrus and grapefruit. Not a whole lot of hop bitterness in the nose.

This beer looks and smells great, but the taste is a little bit lacking. There's a funky, almost sour, bitterness that off-sets the fruitiness of the citrus. It's also undercarbonated which makes it feel quite flat. Very light body for an APA though, which is understandable considering the relatively low ABV.

I'm re-reading this while having it again since it was so damn forgettable I forgot about it. I don't disagree with any part of the review above, except it seems to add up to more than its sums. Solid 2.98 rather than 2.73.

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Photo of GregStoner
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bieniek30
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BFCarr
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Genx
3.67/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of petewheeler
3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Philadelphia Pale Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 1,010 ratings
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