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RATINGS: 99   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74/5   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
This classic handcrafted ale, brewed with generous amounts of American hops, including Cascade, Centennial and Amarillo has a complex character and is very hoppy in both flavor and aroma. By using barley malt, Munich malt and crystal malt, this IPA is a delicious medium bodied beer bursting with flavor. A true India Pale Ale. Contract brewed for Costco by the Gordon Biersch Brewing Company under the brewer name Hopfen Und Malz (for the west coast market) and since mid 2009 by Matt Brewing as "New Yorker Brewing Co." (for the east coast market).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GarrettB (1364) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 26, 2014
January 12th, 2013 - Kirklandís beers donít have much flair or pizazz, but theyíre an affordable way to show up to board game night with a box of liquid joy (and the goodwill of all the party goers.) For the hop heads, thereís Kirklandís India Pale Ale. Itís nothing special to the eye, nose, or tongue, but itís got flavors that would pair well with greasy gobs full of pizza and other de-nutrified snacks. The nose has a scent of honeyed pecans, though the occasional sniff is more amber like than hoppy. And the taste? Well, actually thereís not much hops in the flavor either. So, scratch off that appeal to hop heads. The flavor is thin, and a little gruelish, and certainly not hoppy enough for the San Diego IPA drinking crowd.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
douglas88 (7954) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2014
12 ounce bottle from Costco. Pours a ruby color with a medium white head. A sweet malty fruity nose. The flavor is light fruity hops, metal, nutty, cherries. Odd for an ipa. Not hoppy. An amber ale more so. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 23, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours amber with a white head. Citrus, caramel, light pine, on the sweeter side. It was better than I thought it would be. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
obguthr (5250) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Tea, cooked vegetables, and cereal grain nose, sawdust also present with perhaps some honey. Clear deep amber, thick head. Mild dried leaves, a little cardboard, stale malt. Not much in the way of hops. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
maxwelldeux (4289) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle from the local Costco. Pours a crystal clear reddish amber color with a moderate off-white head on it. Nose is quite grassy for me, with little else in terms of complexity for this beer. Taste is moderately bitter, but tastes old, like itís been sitting in a warehouse too long (imagine that?!?). Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GenkiGonzo (926) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 3, 2014
Aroma is quite nice...caramel malts, some citrus hops and reisin. Flavour is too malty and sweet for my taste, nowhere near enough hops or bitterness. Again, ok for the price.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RedSox2004 (1574) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Cloudy amber with an off-white head that retained well and left moderate lace. Mild earthy hop aromas up fron followed by some bright citrus notes and biscuity malts. Earthy hop bitterness with moderate biscuit and bread sweetness, balance toward the bitteness. Medium body, high carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and a dry finish. A rather bland IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beertholomeus (1540) - California, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Pours a clear amber color with an off white head. Hop, citrus, caramel, biscuit and malt aroma. Hop, caramel, biscuit, citrus and malt flavors. Mildly bitter with a medium body and carbonation. Slightly oxidized. Caramel and hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
luttonm (3968) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
12oz. Darker brown-orange, minor head. sour orange fruit and caramel aroma, very malt driven. Some sweet sticky hop flavor, a bit of sour-bitter finish, but very sour metallic base all the way through. Not very good

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Best by: Oct 23, 2011 A: Pours a amber ale with brilliant clarity. Two fingers of peanut head falls over a few moments to a sheet of the same. S: Hmmm, malt. Sweet malts. Not really getting any hops on the nose here. Lemme try again...Nope, malt and butterscotch. Fail. T: So, still really malty. WTF. Damn nearly an amber. The bottle says 67 IBU, I canít believe it. There just must be sooo much residual sugar that the beer tastes like sweet wheat and barley malts. Man, this is the first Iíve had of the 24 pack my wife convinced me to buy, and Iím not really looking forward to the rest. Okay, a few minutes in and thereís a hint of bitterness on the back end. M: Medium body with moderate to low carb. Dry finish. O: see above. Not impressive. Not an IPA. Serving type: bottle 06-27-2011

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