meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This pours out with a golden body with a tall foamy rocky white head that I had to wait for to go down before finishing the pour. Good amount of lacing was left as well when this was consumed. The aroma was overall pretty weak with a light floral and citric scent being the only obvious components. Not the most flavorful either but that taste was interesting as there was a bit of caramel malt mingling with the citric flavors with a touch of pine. Pretty good flavor that could have been better if it was a bit less subtle and tried to get noticed. Mouthfeel was about average for the style with no particular pluses or minuses. Not the most robust and flavorful APA but a decent one none the less that I would probably try on tap if I came across it.
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice pour with decent lasting head and hoppy aroma a bit like their India Pale Ale. This one is not as complex or enjoyable as that beer, but it is very solid with nice malty flavor and a citrus aroma. A bit more like an English pale, which I am not as fond of. Donít get me wrong, but IPAís are the bomb. This one has nice palate, nice nose, and nice flavor. Solid once again from the folks on the dirty side of the state. Good work Yards!
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - NOV 14, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle-frothy head almost over cartbonated. head was about sevreal inces when first poured into glass. hoppy aroma with sweet fruit notes. mild hoppy flavor not mcuh else.
motelpogo (7702) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 8, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap in philadelphia. pretty bland for a yards beer. brown, not a lot of aroma, pretty simple citric bitterness, pretty uninspiring
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
10.31.04 12oz bottle. Medium amber with big foamy head. Lots of citric hoppiness in aromas donít remind me at all of EPA. Flavor is grapefruity hop dominated with a grainy malt background.
mstockton (225) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - NOV 1, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty nice beer. A little hoppy for me, but tasty. Itís worth a try. Drink at the old City Tavern in Philly...kind of adds to the mystique.
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) - Pennsylvania, 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.