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:
1,003
Reviews:
323
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
14.13%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
245
For Trade:
1
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Photo of cambabeer
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mpolewan
3.13/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of colbster92
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.52/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Curt3
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of thebeers
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pale straw color with a thick white head.

Pine and grass up front in the aroma and taste, with pineapple sweetness peaking through on the backend. Pilsner-like, biscuity malts behind. Light bitterness.

Medium bodied and crisp. Very refreshing.

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Photo of sastnd
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HermitDan
4.03/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeenTired
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Noelito76
3/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of redsoxjim
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Timtac
3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kubishark
4.16/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had at Yards in Philly.

After having a Jefferson Tavern Ale (one of my favorite beers in the world), I decided to give this lighter ABV option a try.

Nearly completely clear, golden yellow. Mild aroma of hops. Clean biscuity taste with a good hoppy bite. Great biscuity aftertaste. Super smooth and moderately light. Yep, these qualities are all to my liking. A superb APA, one that would really shine in the summertime too.

Solidifying Yards as probably my favorite East Coast brewery and absolutely one of the best in the whole country.

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2.71/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Gregaroo
3.31/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

1-29-17 - On tap at The Kimmel Center in Philly during the Last Waltz 40th show. It was either this or the Brawler. Fine pale ale before the show. Yards - Bring more options next time!

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Cnote_crafty_1
4.58/5  rDev +24.5%
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 +30.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of FBarber
3.72/5  rDev +1.1%
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 -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vetbidder
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
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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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Philadelphia Pale Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
3.68 out of 5 based on 1,003 ratings.
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