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RATINGS: 396   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   EST. CALORIES: 138   ABV: 4.6%
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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.

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MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2005
on tap (keg) served up for FREE to racers at the Wissahickon Cyclo-Cross race in Ludwig’s Corner PA!! Yards is punk rock! I had this instead of doing a "cool down" after I finished racing. dark golden ochre color, clear. thin foamy off-white quick head. aroma is floral earthy hops. flavor is honeyish nutty malt but stronger earthy hops. a little bitter greens flavor. thanks Yards!

2.8
agl108 (1238) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2005
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy gold with virtually no head at all. Weak citrus and floral aroma. Solid grapefruity flavor dominates early but a bit thin and lacking body. Aftertaste is amazingly bitter for a beer that seemed so watery. I’d drink it again though.

3.7
jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 13, 2005
12 oz bottle-pours a creamy white head. Color is yellow/gold. Aroma is hops with a hint of grain. Taste is tangy, grapefruit, mild carbonation. Nice, refreshing.

3
CamdenD (1197) - Madrid, SPAIN - AUG 4, 2005
Better than the Saison I tried, but still rather boring. Decent hopping and balance made this ale very drinkable, but at 4.3% it should be, right?

2.5
DarkElf (3062) - La Jolla, California, USA - JUL 12, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Obtained in trade with hopdog, thanks Steve!) Out of the bottle, this beer is off-white in color and very fluffy and bubbly. Exactly! A glass filled with head. After several minutes, I now have enough liquid to see that it’s dark straw in color, slightly hazy, with an army of carbonation bubbles rushing into battle. The beer has a sweet, fruity, hoppy nose, some orange citrus, but aromas of must and rotting vegetables detract, and there’s no discernable maltiness. The flavor is lightly sweet, mildly hoppy, bitter and citrusy, but somewhat sour, and like the nose, without much discernable maltiness. Fairly light bodied, fairly clean, obviously extremely carbonated on the palate, being very expansive on the first several sips. Even after the carbonation bubbles chill out, head retention is pretty nice, and there’s a fair amount of patchy foam stuck to the glass, though it’s too thick to be called lace. Probably just a routine pale ale, but the slight problems knock this down a notch.

2.6
haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JUN 28, 2005
On draft at a bar in downtown Philadelphia. Decent amber color with an OK white head. Moderate hops in the aroma. Taste was a little off from a Pale Ale. Could have been a bad keg. But overall, not very impressed.

3.7
rajendra82 (1093) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Received from BA pezoids as part of BIF 20, this 12 oz. brown bottle lacked any freshness dating. The body looked pale yellow and slightly hazy, and the head was thin, but lasting a good bit as a result of good carbonation. The aroma was floral, citric, and much stronger than anticipated. The taste was hoppy, and grapefruit rind like, but lacked much malt sweetness. The aftertaste was dry with a touch of hay. The beer felt much bitterer than it was, due to the lack of a substantial malt presence. The aftertaste contained a lingering sharp bitterness. If this is how hoppy their APA is, I’d love to see what they have done to the IPA. Felt a lot more West Coast influenced than most others from Pennsylvania.

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Bigbutch10 (6) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2005 does not count
I think this is a great beer. It has a great aroma and smooth taste and a near perfect feel of grianiness.

3.3
Dorwart (2589) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2005
Large white head of small bubbles. Great carbonation and excellent head retention. Excellent citrus hoppy aroma with plenty of mandarin oranges, lemons and pears. Could sit here and smell it all day. Color is a medium golden orange. Sour bitterness up front and some rice crispies later on. Little grainy and thin. Crisp finish with a litle dryness that is short lived. An ok pale ale that starts off great and finishes poorly.

3.1
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2005
Clear gold, thin head. Light N. American nose. Strong bitterness up front, slightly grainy caramel finish.


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