RATINGS: 390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   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 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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (2085) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (12894) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
hershiser2 (2519) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5915) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2004
Hazy golden blonde coloured body with a SUPER-THICK bubbly white head. Way too much carbonation-this could be an over-yeasted bottle...but this isnt pleasant to drink it one sip at a time. Aroma of lemons, yeast, wheat (wierd) and fresh hops-smells like it will go right through you! Light-bodied; Super carbonated, strong hop flavour with a good malt backbone and plentiful coriander seed and pepper spice to deal with in the palate. Aftertaste shows some bubbles still and a lot of bittering hops-pretty neat for the style. Overall, I thought this was more an IPA than an APA, but my bottle seems a bit over carbonated compared to others? I sampled this twelve ounce bottle (after holding onto it for 3 months or so) purchased from Norms in Vienna, Virginia on 15-December-2004.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foxbush (1895) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2005 This was an unusual pour. The head overwhelmed the glass. I had to wait for the head to dissolve before continuing to pour. There was excellent lacing on the side of the glass. The color was a cloudy golden hue. The beer was OK, but not special. The hoppy flavor was the most notable characteristic. Not sure I would seek out this beverage. My second one on 1/29/05 also overflowed the glass. There were hints of peach. Very balanced Pale Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2004
This pours out with a golden body with a tall foamy rocky white head that I had to wait for to go down before finishing the pour. Good amount of lacing was left as well when this was consumed. The aroma was overall pretty weak with a light floral and citric scent being the only obvious components. Not the most flavorful either but that taste was interesting as there was a bit of caramel malt mingling with the citric flavors with a touch of pine. Pretty good flavor that could have been better if it was a bit less subtle and tried to get noticed. Mouthfeel was about average for the style with no particular pluses or minuses. Not the most robust and flavorful APA but a decent one none the less that I would probably try on tap if I came across it.

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