Philadelphia Pale Ale | Yards Brewing Co.

Philadelphia Pale AlePhiladelphia Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.7/5
1,008 Ratings
Philadelphia Pale AlePhiladelphia Pale Ale
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:
#28,162
Reviews:
324
Ratings:
1,008
pDev:
13.78%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
249
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,008 |  Reviews: 324
Photo of EWKostuk
2.9/5  rDev -21.6%

Photo of dank203
2.9/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

hadn't had this til now. I really am glad that I didn't. this beer really does nothing for me. maybe it is the way it was stored but it was a little skunky. I do get a little crackery malt which is in line with the pale ale style from my experience. not much on the hops though. very watery looking, sudsy white head. not bad for a beer under 5% but really does nothing for me. if compared to other mass produced pales (sierra, dale's, which are both more Americanized I will admit, and maybe my palate is more attracted to the hoppyness,) it really doesn't measure up. nonetheless, I would drink it again, but only if it was the best choice available, which depending on the location, it very well could be, I know it is a popular draft beer here in NJ, possibly at bars that only otherwise serve macro lagers.

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Photo of microbrewlover
2.91/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brew pours a golden honey yellow color with a 1.5 finger head and no lacing. Medium carbonation.

The smell is of floral hops, orange a little bit of grass and a little bit of sweet malt.

The taste was as expected, orange and floral hops combined with sweet malts.

The mouthfeel was creamy, clean and crisp.

Overall I was not impressed by this brew. It is a standard American Pale Ale but not a memorable one; there are better examples of this style out there. On the plus side this brew will go down easy on a hot summer day.

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Photo of mikeg67
2.96/5  rDev -20%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle from Trader’s Joe. Pour pale straw with a long lasting white head. Aroma is of perfume hops, citrus fruit and biscuit malt with some hints of pairs. Body is medium and crisp. Piney, earthy hops, followed by biscuit malt on the palate, some sourness is present. The finish is medium and dry. This brew needs some caramel malt for color and flavor.

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Photo of pveilleux
2.96/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of EStreet20
2.97/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle poured into a "tulip" shaped Samuel Smith Imperial pint glass.

A - Extremely pale tranpsarent yellow color with a tiny white head. Looks more like a blonde ale or even a macro lager.

S - Subdued hop aromas with tiny malt smells.

T - Extremely clean, basically lacking any real distinct flavor.

M - Thin and light in body. Good for a session brew perhaps.

D - Could be good for a six pack on a hot day but no really great characteristics that make it an exremely drinkable beer.

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Photo of maxwellboh
2.98/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Straw color with a big head that disappears slowly. Head sticks the sides of the glass. I like that.
S: Citrus smell followed by pine.
T: Very grapefruit and refreshing.
M: Somewhat hoppy feel, stays with you for a while.
D: Better summertime beer, drank this in March. Very clean.

Not a grapefruit eater, so the beer did not appeal to me. But could see many followers of the beer.

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Photo of thecarster1
2.98/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

a- bottle poured into a pint, one finger head that vanished quickly leaving a nice layer of lacing a mix of large and small bubbles, lace sticks around a long while, load of carbonation, pale yellow color.

s- bitter grapefruit, lemon, very floral, sweet, not sure i've ever smelled an apa like this.

t- odd for an apa, very crisp, crackers, biscuit, no real malt profile that i could pick up, tangy hops, finishes very dry, not very balanced for an apa.

m- little on the thin side, good bit of carbonation, lingering bitterness.

d- for me it's just ok, when i grab an apa i want a nice balance between malt and hops and this didn't deliver, in all fairness on the label they call this a 'non traditional style', this just didn't hit the spot for me unfortunately.

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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 jackorain
2.98/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the philly airport between terminal B&C

A-This bubbly head, golden light color, hazy, decent retention a little lace

S-Big hoppy green and floral kind of medicinal floral like a stargazer lilly aroma but there is also BO scent there (no really...BO)

T-Big hoppy pine, green and lots of floral . Some malt is quickly pushed back by the floral hops

M-Ligth and fizzy nt a lot there

D-I could only have one of these

Overall-I don't know if this keg was bad or what, but it was quite odd, not like any APA I'v had.

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Photo of clark25
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Tuckersmth
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of cfadams17
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of timjim1327
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of DJB2231
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Lang44
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Lurkerson
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of buzzy
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of injuredreserve
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Noelito76
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Joshuwutphilly
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of beans923
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of DirDirDIrty
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

Philadelphia Pale Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 1,008 ratings
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