phillybass (116) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2015
This is the best pale ale in the world. Also it is better than most IPAs. Supremely drinkable. Amazing aroma. Tasty.
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I really like this beer and I'll definitely buy it again. Great color/appearance and nice malty flavor. As the commercial description says, it has a slight sweetness and dry finish. This is one of my new favorites and I'm going to rate it slightly higher than I normally would to try to make up for some of the bad reviews that I just read through. TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 27, 2006
This is a type of beer that would make any lover of beer happy. It is an American Pale Ale by style, and is an outstanding example in my opinion. Yard’s tweaked the recipe formulation of this beer in 2004, and that change has been one for the better. This beer just pops with lots of fresh vibrant hop character on a crisp pale malt base. It is a very, very drinkable beer, a pint after pinter that you could lose an whole afternoon on.
Philadelphia Pale Ale pours to a beautiful, bright, golden color with a thick and rocky white head, and a lively carbonation from bottle conditioning. The nose on this beer is very fresh and inviting as pungent and zesty lemony/citric hop aromas flood the nose. The palate on this beer is crisp and bright on the tongue with good pale malt flavors, and an a nice underpinning of tangy citrus hop flavor. Philadelphia Pale Ale finishes with more crisp malt up front, then ends with a tangy/lemony hop bite that lingers on the tongue.
This is just a wonderful, fresh, vibrant, brilliant tasting beer that is so flavorful, yet so drinkable. It is a perfect session beer to enjoy with friends, and is a very food friendly beer as well. Look for this one on draught at local good beer bars, or in bottles where Yard’s beers are sold. This beer would work very well with grilled fish dishes, and would go well with lighter dishes and salads. philssudsman (1) - Abington, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2007 does not count
Great hoppy citrus flavor - super aroma and appearance. Dosen’t linger on the tongue, good clean finish. patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2011 Draft. Pours pale yellow-golden with a rich, textured white head. Aroma is very mild, but pleasantly earthy; notes of lemon zest, lavender, chamomile, grapefruit, and just a touch of honey. Medium to light bodied, which makes the beer more refreshing and quaffable. Finish is a tad weak, but overall, an outstandingly well-crafted, sessionable pale ale. Certainly one of my favorites.
PhillyCraft (7226) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Can’t believe I havent rated this yet. This is quite possibly the best non citrus dominant pale ale on the market when...it is fresh and on tap near the source. Amazing notes of real caramel, rich vanilla, and the perfect amount of lemony citrus to melt it all together. You must try this at the brewery or at the sugar house casino next to the brewery. I have tried loads of bottles and they do not even come close to the true goodness of this beer. mcdrunk55 (2) - Woodbury Hts., New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2005 does not count
This is my go to beer. It is light and hoppy with a little bit of fruitiness. The alcohol is low 4.2 and the hops are not overwhelming but this beer is perfect on a warm day. lachrymalisis (441) - Washington, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Good, inexpensive beer. Good yeasty wheat aroma with hints of grassiness.
Mild but satisfyinly wheaty flavor. Good yeast and carbonation. Pretty dry on the finish with slight hop bite on the sides during the exhale. One of the best pale ales I’ve ever had. It’s rating on this website is a travesty. smhanna (4) - New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2004 does not count
Yards recently recreated this Pale Ale from scratch, and I’m happy to say that this is now a great beer, worthy of the other great Yards brews. If, like me, you tried this one before and didn’t care for it, try it now! It’s very flavorful, though pretty bitter, and, if nothing else, the aroma will knock your socks off... cazort (565) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2009
(Bottle) I am very impressed with this beer. It’s not a strong or powerful beer...it’s a little on the lighter side and while the hops have a bold presence, they’re only moderately strong. I really like the character of the hops...they are very cool and clean tasting and make for an extraordinarily refreshing brew. The malt is also rich but without being heavy, and blends well with the hops. Not a great deal of complexity, but certainly an enjoyable beer and among the better of the American Pale Ales I’ve tried. What really makes this beer is its balance, subtlety, and a complete lack of any of the objectionable qualities that plague many micro-brewed pale ales.