motelpogo (7182) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap athe grey lodge. another fine yards offering. full frothy head, light rockmelon in the aroma, lightly salty, creeping bitterness, classy stuff
sloth (2607) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small offwhite head, short lived, minimal lace. Murky brown color. Nice hop nose. Medium body. Fruity, citrus flavors, mild malt underpinnings. The 8% alc. is well hidden. Dry finish, fruity, different.
TheBeerGod (5502) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle empties revealing an orange tinted amber bosy with a moderate foamy tan head. Nice hoppy aroma. Citrus fruit and some milder malted notes. Very nice taste! The citrusy hops are there but the alcohol and sweeter notes balance this one out nicely. Mouthfeel is a bit oily and bitter but it goes with the territory, so to speak. Finish is more citrus notes and is bitter. Very good IPA! The alcohol is not really that noticeable either amking this a dangerous beer.
smhanna (4) - New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2004 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best tasting ’strong’ ale I’ve tried. It comes off pretty bitter, probably from the high alcohol content, but the sweet, hopsy Yards taste is strong and satisfying. It’s especially tasty on tap.
DocLock (8400) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours turbid straw colored. Aroma of hops, citrus, and some pine. Tastes hoppy, with some citrus and fruitiness. Good complexity.
hopdog (9642) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy amber color with a large head and some particles. Hoppy citris (oranges) and floral aromas. Citris tastes. Alcohol is well hidden. Decent hop bite.
jon112981 (327) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Too much head for an IPA. The neck filled out a pint glass. Nice color. You can taste the hops but it is too weak for my tastes in an IPA.
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2005 Cask conditioned. Very aromatic beer that poured well. Hoppy but expected more of a kick out of it. Extremely enjoyable with a fine meal.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAY 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber-yellow body. Head was like being at a foam party, absurdly huge and white. Took the better part of 10 minutes to die down. Brighy hoppy taste, melon, lemon, pineapple. Very crisp, delicious and dry. I was very surprised by the good nature of this beer. Give it a try. Purchased a 12 oz bottle at Chevy Chase wine and spirits in Washington, DC.
beerlover82 (220) - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep orange with big, rich creamy head with good lacing that sticks to the glass. Aroma is of malt, some fruitiness and faint hops. I can definitley taste some malt, but hops are light. This is not really an IPA, as it is too light on hops and a little too sweet. Supposedly has 8% ABV, but I could not notice it. What a dissapointment. I wasted another $30 on another wannabe IPA. As a beer it's pretty damn good, but as an IPA it blows.