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RATINGS: 386   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.07/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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 itís 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 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2003
Pours dark gold, hazy with a weird mix of extremely energetic large and small bubbles; 1/2-inch white head buzzes angrily and disappears about halfway through. Aroma of yeasty bread dough, maybe a hint of orange peel. Tastes of flour and flowery, copper-ish hops, with extreme aluminim can/metallic finish, perhaps some maize?? Palate is watery, lightly fizzy, and tinny. Imagine white bread soaked in carbonated water. Sorry, Yards, but truly horrible.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
boto (2007) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 13, 2003
Bottle: The beer poured a dark yellow color. The head was minimal. Zero lacing. Minimal aroma. What was there was a faint maltiness and citrus hops. The taste was OK, if a bit bland. Some bitterness, with even less malts. Boring!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2003
Bottled ant the brewery. This was pretty boring. Had a slight bitter flavor but that's the only thing it had going for it. Tasted like a weak English Pale

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2003
Very light yellowish brown in color. The taste was slighty malty with minimal hops and almost a cinammon quality. Overall it is very light with some sweetness followed by a dry finish. I checked with the server twice to confirm it was the pale ale. Perhaps it's the recipe, but not what I'm accusotmed to with pale ales.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chronictonic (472) - 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 youíll have a Yards and itíll be excellent, other times itíll 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 thereís 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
freekyp (1776) - 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.

   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.

   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.

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