urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2002
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
sloth (2532) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 14, 2002
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
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?
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 21, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2005 Chill haze. Thin white head. Light body. Strange astrigent bitterness. Not much character. (New Formula) Much better and more expresve.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 20, 2002
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2002
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
GABF 2002: Dark blonde colour. Grainy aroma and flavour. Slightly citrusy. Little, if any hop flavour. Booooo
SETANTA (582) - Bangor, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
JFGrind (1860) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2002
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - SEP 5, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a mild pale - seemed more like a british pale than an APA- probably because I had this cask conditioned.
straw colour with a medium foamy head. a mild bitter flavor is prominent but still more malt than hops.
Braudog (5902) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2003 Re-rate on draft ... subtle citrus nose. Mild malt and mellow bitter. Hint of pear? Upgraded a bit from previous review: "Golden orange. Strage tartness. Little aroma. Too light on the palate."
jcalbi (378) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2002
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On the beer engine. Thin brown body with an equally thin flavor of caramel in the balt. Somewhat sweet but rather forgettable. A disappointing offering from a solid brewer.