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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2003

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CherokeeJarod (54) - , USA - DEC 26, 2002
This beer poured into the glass a orange-amber color that had some cloud to it. The head was a white in color that was not present for very long. No lace seemed to be present. The aroma was fruity and hops with a tad of malt were present. The taste was sweet with fruit/citrus and hops. A malt seemed to be present but not overpowering plus it added to the sweetness. A well balanced beer with flavors and smells. Would like to get a few to take home next time.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2002
Ditto on HighGravity. Hazy, light body, no mouth feel. Strange metalic drying aftertaste, but very little character or interest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2002
Aroma of apricot. Cloudy body with generous head. Very interesting flavor: complex oak, apricot, sherry and butterscoth notes lurk around the edges, but sadly surround a rather watery center. Almost very good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
sloth (2454) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2002
Heads gone real quick.Some medicinal flavors and aromas.Hazy yellow gold color.Thin. Guess i,m stuck with 5 more to hammer down.Ummm Seems to me yards usually does a better job, of course its been awhile?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2005 Chill haze. Thin white head. Light body. Strange astrigent bitterness. Not much character. (New Formula) Much better and more expresve.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 20, 2002
Had this on tap at the Philly airport, served from a plastic cup. Not the ideal circumstance, but I had other stuff there that held up, so I think its fair to rate this. Bad. Just bitterness. Nothing but bitterness. Not really hoppy, exactly; no fruit, no herbal character. Just plain astringent, gagging bitterness. No body to speak of; avoid.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2002
GABF 2002: Dark blonde colour. Grainy aroma and flavour. Slightly citrusy. Little, if any hop flavour. Booooo

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2002

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JFGrind (1838) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2004 I've been consuming this Pale Ale on draft at the Phillies and Camden Riversharks ballparks this summer. I believe Yards has tweaked the recipe bulking up the hop aroma and flavor. Bitterness has increased moving it away from an English Pale Ale and more towards an APA. Original rating 2.8 (09.16.02) cask conditioned version.

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