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RATINGS: 393   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 its 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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1.5
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
bmanLS (134) - Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2005
Wow, I dont know if I got a bad bottle or what but this pale ale taste like sour grapes or rotten fruit. Actually, its nasty, bitter and has an awful finish of metal or something. I am giving it a three for flavor just because it has a unique nasty ass taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PWalk (337) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2005
Big on carbonation this beer yields a head like Bonds does a bat. Hoppy like a bunny I really like the new recipe over the old. The switch was warranted and I think the new style will help Yards reap the rewards its due. Easy drinking ale.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
spikee (96) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 24, 2005
Faint citrusy-orange aroma. Pours a decent gold with zero lacing and a light head that dissipates quickly. Flavor is hoppy and citrusy to match the nose. Palate is slightly watery and diminishes almost immediately

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (2095) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2005
The aroma is well balanced . Nice hop character in the flavor. I thought this was quite nice and extreamely drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
euserphriendly (167) - Holland, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2005
Bottle. I tried to pour this one as slow as possible and still had to wait for the head to reced after pouring 1/3 of the beer. The aroma was a strong citrus hops smell. Flavor was almost smokey as it tends to be with a large amount of american hops. It finished quite nicely with not an unpleasant aftertaste. With less carbonation it could be a great APA.

1.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
thehinge (292) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 23, 2005
This had more head to it than any beer Ive ever drank from a bottle. Yards needs to ease up on the carbonation. That being said...lets get to the nuts. The aroma was very poor, kinda like a rotting lemon. Flavor was lacking, also...it was very sour. This is unfortunate....I got a gift sampler pack with two or three Yards products. Could hardly choke back any of them. I wont be buying their beers....and would steer others away, too. I must sadly say that if you want better taste....buy a macro like Bud or Coors.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12908) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a clear golden body with a rocky eggshell head. Mild citrus aroma. Bland flavor of sweet malts. Somewhat bitter.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2005
On tap at Firewaters in A.C. Clear, pale gold color with a small white head. Sour aroma and flavor that was hard to get past. Mild malt flavor with some decent hop bittering. This is the third beer Ive tried from Yards and all had similar sour aromas and flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2004
They significantly changed this recipe recently and so far I believe that I am the only one who has rated the new version. All previous raters were rating the older english style pale ale which I have had previously and I can agree with the other raters that it wasnt very good. However- thier new pale ale is now american as they have switched from english hops to simcoe hops- giving it an intense grapefruit aroma and flavor. In addition the malt has been changed from english marris otter to an american pale or 2-row malt. The color has stayed the same being a very light yellow/light orange. The head and carbanation have been reduced significatnly which greatly enhances the mouthfeel. It goes down very smooth now and is easy to drink compared to the previous version. Joe- one of the brewers at yards says that this beer had gone from their worst selling beer to thier best. On the whole this new pale ale is perhaps slightly overhopped given its low alcohol but it comes out as a nice hoppy and refreshing ale. Well done this time.

2.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
hershiser2 (2605) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2004
Cloudy golden yellow with a ridiculously large head. I tried to pour as soft as I possibly could, and this thing just keep on growing. Nice aroma, however. Orangy, lemony, very nice. Flavor is nearly non-existant until the finish. Its bitter yuck, like chewing on a lemon peel that has no lemony flavor, and much, much too carbonated. The final spicing is nice, however, as it finishes almost like spiced lemon tea. Drop the carbonation levels and this beer would score higher.


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