Philadelphia Pale Ale | Yards Brewing Co.

Philadelphia Pale AlePhiladelphia Pale Ale
BA SCORE
53.2%
Liked This Beer
3.7 w/ 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:
#27,711
Reviews:
324
Ratings:
1,008
Liked:
536
Avg:
3.7/5
pDev:
13.78%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
18
Gots:
249
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,008 |  Reviews: 324
Photo of GeoffreyM
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of DoctorB2B
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of MikeWard
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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 ksimons
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Mattyb79
3.34/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HarmonMW
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Yancey82
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%

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

Photo of MKrauss
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of mythaeus
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

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 ElGordo
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a bright clear golden color topped by a creamy, stark white head that lasts for a while and leaves some pretty lacing. Aroma is of sharp fresh hops, some dry ale yeast, a touch of light malt, and a bit of skunk. Palate is well-balanced between assertive bitter hops and lightly sweet malt, with notes of citrus, dry ale yeast, and some biscuit. Aftertaste is dry and flavorful, courtesy of the bitter hops. Body is a tad thin up front, but holds the flavor well. Easy to drink.

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Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of briandaube
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of Sazz9
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Sixpoint
3.09/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I too had this beer at Citizens Bank Ballpark in Philly, Pa. However, I was very dissapointed.

My beer had all of the telltale signs and premonitions of a good beer. The beer poured with a nice head that lingered down my plastic cup. It also had a very nice citrus aroma.

However, the taste and mouthfeel suffered. The beer was unbalanced; there was absolutely no foundation of malt to counter the lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. Moreover, the body was paper thin... no substance at all.

I had a hard time finishing my glass. It was one and done for me.

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Photo of dgherm
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of RobertColianni
4.26/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ultimate
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of jwinship83
4.05/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle with no freshness information and drank out of my sierra nevada hop tulip glass. bottle says 4.6% ABV.

A- this one pours out a light copper colored body with a large eggshell colored head. the head lasts a while and leaves behind small spots of lacing.

S- it starts out with caramel like malt which quickly leads to fruity hops. lots of grapefruit and pine. a bit of pineapple in here also.

T- the taste is much like the way it smells. caramel malt leads the way with a lot of hops behind it. plenty of the pineapple that i could smell, along with the grapefruit and a bit of orange. the pine is much less present in the taste.

M- light to medium bodied with an average level of carbonation.

D- easy to drink and sessionable. i could see myself having several of these in an evening. id pick this one up again if it was sold in my area.

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Photo of soupyman10
4.02/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap into a mug

A - Nice light copper color, a nice head, nothing too bad here

S - Good solid hoppy smell, with some floral aroma as well

T - Solid mix of hops and malt; floral scent that hits fairly evenly with the more mild malt; a good flavor, overall, although nothing particularly unique or exceptional

M - Solid feel, although it's fairly thin with a fairly short aftertaste

D - I have no real complaints here; it's a solid, good beer, that's fairly prevalent in the Philly area; it's got a nice solid pale ale flavor that's pretty unique; it's not gonna knock you on your ass, but you won't complain about it either

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Photo of rodlavers
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of hopsolutely
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Although this bottle lists an ABV of 4.6% instead of the BA listed 4.3%, this remains the hoppiest American Pale Ale I have ever found with that low of an alcohol value. As someone who'd rather enjoy 8 beers than 5, that's a big deal - and this is quite an accomplishment...

Dark golden colour is not typical of the style, and disconcerting, although still attractive. Beautiful off-white head with a decent carbonation level and lacing.

Aroma of citrus and tropical fruits, including mango and pineapple. These are accentuated in the taste. Caramelized malt sweetness leads into a beautifully bitter, "west-coast" hopped finish.

Definitely a beer I would recommend and will attempt to find again!

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Philadelphia Pale Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 53.2% out of 100 with 1,008 ratings
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