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Not to be boastful, but we honestly believe all other ales pale in comparison to ours. Dry hopped with an abundance of distinctive Simcoe hops, this straw colored pale ale is more drinkable than bitter, more aromatic than aggressive. Philly Pale, as it’s better known, is crisp, hoppy, and bursting with citrus. Philadelphia Pale Ale was named one of the best Pale Ales in the country by the New York Times.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
thefireman (3) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2003 does not count
Difficult to pour. This batch is really wild-almost like a half that fell off the truck. I did not expect this from a bottle. Tasted ok, but can't really nail down. Bread-like with a wierd aftertaste.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2003
Light brown-yellow in color. Small head of medium sized bubbles which lingers around for a while. Aroma is slightly fruity with light malts. Taste is watery and bitter, and not bitter like a good English Bitter, but more of a cheap beer bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2006 re-rated: Not sure how long ago I did the below review, but Yards seems to have consistency issues. One time you’ll have a Yards and it’ll be excellent, other times it’ll be horrible. This time the Philly Pale Ale was much better. Still very nutty / bready malt flavor, and the hops are a bit acidic - but there’s no off flavors and it stands up well as a decent americanized british pale ale. original review - Very average pale ale. Too much nut and bread flavors - not enough hops. It seems like specialty malts were used in this to give it a very funky malt profile. Could not finish the pint that I started.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
freekyp (1500) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2004 Bottled version: Pale golden with broken, thin head. Some slight lacing. Yeasty smell. Initial taste is sharply bitter, mellowing very quickly to a yeasty aftertaste. I did not like the malt character in this beer. It tasted like unleavened dough.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 18, 2003
Pours with a deep golden body with amber accents topped by a thick rocky lasting head with good lacing. Slightly sweet yet bitter hoppy aroma with grassy and slight fruity notes and a good malty balance. Watery hop flavor with grasy notes and a touch of maltiness. Not much as much flavor as expected. Light bodied and smooth with a touch of dryness.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2003
Frankly, Im not too impressed here. There is a nice malt flavor to it, but it lacks any hop action, which leaves the mouthfeel a little boring.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
raymow (821) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2003
I really like this beer and I'll definitely buy it again. Great color/appearance and nice malty flavor. As the commercial description says, it has a slight sweetness and dry finish. This is one of my new favorites and I'm going to rate it slightly higher than I normally would to try to make up for some of the bad reviews that I just read through.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2003
Too light, all around. Slightly cloudy gold, white head, some lace. Hops present but not really enough. Fruit/toffee malt flavors.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
guzzler67 (1509) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAY 16, 2003
Hazy, golden amber appearance (label says it's bottle conditioned). Malty nose. Small head disappeared quickly. Astringent taste. Thin body. Where's the hops? Disappointing.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2003
I wasnt drunk when i had this but i wasnt taking notes. Could it be that this beer was so unremarkable that i have completely blanked out the experience in my mind? ... Yes.


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