hopscotch (10523) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle... Crystal clear golden ale with a large, frothy, white head. Great retention. Wispy, cumulus lacework. Yeasty, floral aroma with notes of biscuit and butterscotch. Perfectly balanced flavor, but almost entirely nondeScript except for an earthy, herbal taste. Medium-bodied and a little oily with lively carbonation. Short, crisp, clean finish. Not offensive, but not at all special either.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grapefruity and hoppy, Yards Philly Pale Ale is a pretty solid APA. Iíve had better, but this is very good. Very nice start for this brand.
mcdrunk55 (2) - Woodbury Hts., New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2005 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This golden colored pale ale looks great in the glass creating a thick full head that develops into a light lace that lasts until the end. The hops make their presence known both in the taste and aroma. A very good beer that deserves more respect in the South Jersey area than it gets.
bmanLS (134) - Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2005
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Wow, I donít know if I got a bad bottle or what but this pale ale taste like sour grapes or rotten fruit. Actually, itís nasty, bitter and has an awful finish of metal or something. I am giving it a three for flavor just because it has a unique nasty ass taste.
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big on carbonation this beer yields a head like Bonds does a bat. Hoppy like a bunny I really like the new recipe over the old. The switch was warranted and I think the new style will help Yards reap the rewards itís due. Easy drinking ale.
spikee (96) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 24, 2005
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Faint citrusy-orange aroma. Pours a decent gold with zero lacing and a light head that dissipates quickly. Flavor is hoppy and citrusy to match the nose. Palate is slightly watery and diminishes almost immediately
shadey (2048) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is well balanced . Nice hop character in the flavor. I thought this was quite nice and extreamely drinkable.
euserphriendly (167) - Holland, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. I tried to pour this one as slow as possible and still had to wait for the head to reced after pouring 1/3 of the beer. The aroma was a strong citrus hops smell. Flavor was almost smokey as it tends to be with a large amount of american hops. It finished quite nicely with not an unpleasant aftertaste. With less carbonation it could be a great APA.
thehinge (290) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 23, 2005
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
This had more head to it than any beer Iíve ever drank from a bottle. Yardís needs to ease up on the carbonation.
That being said...letís get to the nuts. The aroma was very poor, kinda like a rotting lemon. Flavor was lacking, also...it was very sour.
This is unfortunate....I got a gift sampler pack with two or three Yardís products. Could hardly choke back any of them. I wonít be buying their beers....and would
steer others away, too. I must sadly say that if you want better taste....buy a macro like Bud or Coors.