Feb 22, 2010

Yards Brewing Philadelphia Pale Ale

I picked up a six pack of Yards Brewing Philadelphia Pale Ale on a lark the other day. I’m always willing to try something new, especially when the brewer proclaims its product as a “non-traditional style.”

Plus, this one gave me an opportunity to break up the flow of stout reviews I’ve got in line for the site.


Pouring a golden amber in color, this pale ale has a sizable head that faded slowly to decent lacing.


There’s a decent helping of hops thrown into the malt body on this beer. A lingering lemon zest and citrus add to the nose.


Bisquity malt opens up on the tongue as the crisp carbonation pushes light pine and citrus hope notes along the palate. The lemon zest is there adding a lightness and refreshing character to the brew. the finish has a mild bite that only begs for more. I’m not particularly sure how the use of the pilsner malt affects the overall taste of this beer, but it’s pretty darned good.


I’m not sure this was the ideal brew for a colder day, but I can sure as hell see several bottles of this disappearing on a lazy summer day. It’s quite drinkable and has a great flavor.

Rating: 3.5/5

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