Garbageman (486) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From bottle. Pours golden in color. Aroma was all pine. Taste was all bitter. No malt balance in this.
Kurtos (178) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma. I can smell pine, grapefruit and caramel
Pours, a nice rich copper colour.
Taste. Flavours are of Pine and Grapefruit in the hop flavours, followed by Caramel and a creamy bubblegum flavour in the malt flavours.
Overall. A quality beer and a good change from other american ipaís ive tasted.
rxeight (2443) - Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2013
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Not good at all. Possibly the worst ipa ive ever had. Tastes more like old style with a slight hop presence. Glad i didnt buy a case of this swill.
Dodgrblu (725) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle at the Niner game. Drinkable but nothing special. Very little bitterness.
HighlanderOne (1200) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle. Faint aroma of hops, gas and sourdough. Looks like typical IPA. Floral and grapefruit hops, bread. Sour aftertaste. OK but needs more hop presence.
skmikeg (1703) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear copper color with a one finger off white head which fades to thin lacing. Aroma is of sweet toasted biscuit malts, caramel, pine, and a little citrus. Taste is not as good as aroma and is primary of slightly stale sweet biscuit malts, some caramel, a little citrus, and maybe the fainted pine. Has a medium body with a slightly creamy, but also watery mouthfeel and a semi dry, slightly bitter, short, finish. overall, a below average IPA that might be good for the money and for a company like Costco, but not something I would drink on a regular basis.
bloodnok (18) - USA - DEC 15, 2012
0.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
life is too short to waste drinking scudge like this. costco beer is cheap because itís nasty. only a short stumble up from industrial beers. avoid.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2012
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A little bit of hops, heaviest of which is Cascade. Full aroma, but a bit of a messy finish and uninteresting aroma. Drinkable, but not preferable.
radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pleasant hoppy aroma. Taste has is similar to the nose but has added caramel and nutty flavors. Bland, but not as bad as you think it will be.
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mild citrus and caramel aroma. Still, bright orange color beer. A good dose of sweet malt, bitter without being very hoppy. Flush, easy drinking body makes this a stronger session IPA. For a wholesalerís brand, this isnít bad.