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Yards Alexander Hamilton’s Federalist Ale

Yards Alexander Hamilton’s Federalist Ale
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
Available exclusively at Philadelphia’s historic City Tavern Restaurant. Dry hopped with an abundance of distinctive Simcoe hops, this straw colored pale ale is more drinkable than bitter, more aromatic than aggressive. Crisp, hoppy, and bursting with citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerdedDave (882) - - JAN 15, 2015
on tap at the City Tavern in Philadelphia; light gold color; citrusy hop aroma; a good deal of citrusy hops on a very light pilsner malt base

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5487) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Pale yellow pour with creamy white head. Light flat malt with floral hops. Semi sweet malt with a light floral bitter finish. Just a touch fizzy for me but ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5591) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle shared by decaturstevo. Yellow, hazy, big white head. Smells toasty and soapy (in a good way). Taste is fresh bread and grassy hops. Nice and easy drinking. Good Stuff!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BiddleBrau (1031) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2014
On tap at The City Tavern, Philly. Honey gold color, visible carbonation nice dense white head. Grain malt nose. Nice spicy hop flavor, mild malt sweetness. Slight cloying finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (4831) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2011
Location: Draft at The City Tavern, 4/7/11

Aroma: The aroma is light earthy, some hoppy notes, floral notes, and yeast
Appearance: The pour is a somewhat hazy light golden in color
Flavor: The taste is much like the nose with a light, yeasty, hoppy, and crisp flavor
Palate: The body is on the light side with a crisp and drinkable mouthfeel to it
Overall Impression: This was probably my favorite of the "Ales of the Revolution" series, but they were all relatively close I guess I would have been a common man as a beer drinker. Does that make this the BMC of late 1700s? Anyway, nothing spectacular, but a solid, crisp, and drinkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilgrimoutlaw (867) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2011
On tap at City Tavern. Pours pale golden with foamy white head. Hay, resin, earthy aromas. Equal parts sour and bitter. Tasted more like a wild golden ale than an IPA. Left a somewhat long sour aftertaste in the mouth. Overall, not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2010
Rating from a bottle of Alexander Hanilton’s Federalist Ale, thanks to Linda: This poured a golden yellow body with a healthy head and very lively carbonation. Both aroma and flavor had a lot of orange zest, lemon zest, pink grapefruit, and a sweet grainy malt. It finished on a dry, mildly bitter note. Refreshing, but ths seemed to be more of an APA than the IPA that it’s currently categorized as.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
italianjohn (2520) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2009
Hazy golden pour little white head a nice floral piney hop aroma with slight lacing ... bready malt taste followed by a nice citrus hop taste ... well balanced if you like that kind of ipa slight dry finish nicely done tasty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adrian910ss (2427) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 7, 2009
On draft at City Tavern on 07/04/09. Pours a clear golden copper with a medium white head. Aroma of light floral hops, buttery notes and light citrus. Taste of light floral hops, buttery notes and grain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Slipstream (2238) - USA - JUL 7, 2009
All right, I get to be the first to rate another one of Yards’s Ales of the Revolution. This was on tap at Philly’s City Tavern. I am not sure what the connection is to Alexander Hamilton. If this is his brew, then he was not as impressive a brewmaster as his buddies Washington, Jefferson, and Franklin were. Enjoyable pine aroma. Tastes like a watery IPA. Noticeable hops, but there is also a slight taste of iron and chemicals. Drinkable, but not the best.

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