phillybass (117) - 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.