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 (2020) - 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 (286) - 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.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a rocky eggshell head. Mild citrus aroma. Bland flavor of sweet malts. Somewhat bitter.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Firewaters in A.C. Clear, pale
gold color with a small white head. Sour
aroma and flavor that was hard to get past. Mild malt flavor with some decent hop bittering. This is the third beer Iíve tried from Yards and all had similar sour
aromas and flavors.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
They significantly changed this recipe recently and so far I believe that I am the only one who has rated the new version. All previous raters were rating the older english style pale ale which I have had previously and I can agree with the other raters that it wasnt very good. However- thier new pale ale is now american as they have switched from english hops to simcoe hops- giving it an intense grapefruit aroma and flavor. In addition the malt has been changed from english marris otter to an american pale or 2-row malt. The color has stayed the same being a very light yellow/light orange. The head and carbanation have been reduced significatnly which greatly enhances the mouthfeel. It goes down very smooth now and is easy to drink compared to the previous version. Joe- one of the brewers at yards says that this beer had gone from their worst selling beer to thier best. On the whole this new pale ale is perhaps slightly overhopped given its low alcohol but it comes out as a nice hoppy and refreshing ale. Well done this time.
hershiser2 (1569) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2004
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Cloudy golden yellow with a ridiculously large head. I tried to pour as soft as I possibly could, and this thing just keep on growing. Nice aroma, however. Orangy, lemony, very nice. Flavor is nearly non-existant until the finish. Itís bitter yuck, like chewing on a lemon peel that has no lemony flavor, and much, much too carbonated. The final spicing is nice, however, as it finishes almost like spiced lemon tea. Drop the carbonation levels and this beer would score higher.