MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gold. Very resiny, lots of pine in the hops. A bit too much on the hop side, malts donít really balance it out properly. Overly fizzy, some carbonation problem.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is their new American Pale Ale grain bill, so donít let old ratings deter you from at least trying it once. Clear golden, fizzy white head. Nose has nice scents of light pine, grapefruit, lemon zest, with a slight caramel note. Hops dominate here with malt having a lesser roll in trying to balance. Light bodied, fizzy carbonation, hoppy dry finish. Tasty and very drinkable.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured with a large overflowing head, has a mild lemon-citrus flavor, good on a hot day but really is just average. Overly carbonated with a fizzy mouthfeel.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Peach/grapefruit duel in aroma. Unfortunately, grapefruit wins. Some nice cereal flavors in the middle--malt, wheat, oats, grainy middle and finish. Medium body. Not the greatest melding of flavors but passable.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Royal Stumble. A bit low in alcohol but still very tasty. One of the few highlights of this wacky event. More hop bite than usual EPAís. Crisp.
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a hazy golden yellow with a huge, huge white frothy head. Lots of particles. Citris hoppy and fruity armoa. Tastes of apples and lemons mixed with malts. Different tasting - a little weak but overall not too bad.
TheBeerGod (5341) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazed amber with a small white head. Aroma is steeped with citrusy hops. Thereís also a subtle sweetness behind the hop aroma. The taste is a nicely balanced mix of citrus fruit, mostly orange peel and lemon, along with a decent malt backbone. Mouthfeel is moderately bitter and a bit oily. Finish is expectedly bitter with only a minor amount lingering. Good beer!
smhanna (4) - New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2004 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yards recently recreated this Pale Ale from scratch, and Iím 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 didnít care for it, try it now! Itís very flavorful, though pretty bitter, and, if nothing else, the aroma will knock your socks off...
STAMEEX (5) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2004 does not count
2.4 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This, to me, was about as pale an ale as a pale ale could sale. Makes no sense i know. For an ale i felt there was a real lack of that kick that an ale should have. Thumbs down guys.
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the Kegerator for Derby day. I remember this beer being uninspired, but this time I was impressed. Word is that the brewers reformulated Philly Pale Ale. Very fresh - kind of a little brother to the Yards IPA