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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Photo of Bill235
4.28/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Duhast500
4.27/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass.

The color is clear light gold color with a nice foamy white head with some lacing.

The smell is sweet, a little floral & hoppy with some grains flavor.

The taste is light and sweet. A really crisp citrus flavor that stays with you after the first sip. Is a good summer, a nice citrus flavor with a tease of lemon and a good hoppiness to the back end. A little bit bitter to even things out.

The mouth feel on this beer is light. It would made for a good summer bear or a good food pairing beer for it's lightness and it's flavor. It goes down easy and quite refreshing.

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Photo of ChipMurray
4.26/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RobertColianni
4.26/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of sluggo013
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of JohnnyForeign
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of wailingwench
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I was suprised to see this rated so low. This beer has inspired me to look for more Pa products other than Victory and Rolling Rock. I believe a trip to Phily is in order sometime....

Eye Candy: Brilliant golden orange, cloudy with swirls, huge frothy white head that held on throughout. Gentle rising lines of carbonation. Plenty of sticky lacing and clumping. Fresh, fresh, fresh.

The Nose Knows: Floral and grapefruit hops, white grape juice/ginger ale, sour apple, fresh baked biscuity malts, doughy yeast.

Tongueland: Floral hops up front, slight caramel, sweet bread middle, finished pink grapefruit with a touch of bitter orange peel to balance. Biscuity malt background. Amazing complexity. Thick carbonation, syrupy, palate coating, exc feel.

Bender: Easily see this one on cask. Looking forward to finding this one again. Hops destroy the buds, you can't appreciate anything else after this one, thus drinkability suffers. At listed low ABV, a standout APA.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Wiffler27
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChappyCubsFan
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I'm surprised this beer doesn't receive higher marks. We first sampled it at Citizen's Bank Ballpark, and we were ready to declare it as "One of the Top Five Beers You Can Buy at a Major League Ballpark." It was the perfect beer for the hot afternoon game. Not overbearing or too strong in alcohol. It seemed to have a great, single hop taste, which I believe is simcoe hops. The lacing and head were excellent, and the malt taste was in perfect harmony with the hops.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of Katetassone
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of zekeman17
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of willitsmckinley
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of PhillyNole
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of AGust82
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of jniagar1
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of billyanania
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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