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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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).


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skmikeg (1279) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2012
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.

0.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
bloodnok (15) - USA - DEC 15, 2012
life is too short to waste drinking scudge like this. costco beer is cheap because it’s nasty. only a short stumble up from industrial beers. avoid.

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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2012
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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2012
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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scrapersnbeer (1507) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 29, 2012
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 wholesaler’s brand, this isn’t bad.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (3913) - Santa Monica, California, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Not as bad as the ratings. Great IP at Costco for the money, cheap hoppy, yum!

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Bottle 12 oz. Clear mahogany/copper with fair beige head that fell quickly. Smell is of overcooked, buffered down malt with plastic and a touch of weak hops. Flavor is weak, overcooked malt with min hop flavor but a noticeable, mild hop bitterness. Not good but not drain pour either. I bought the 4 style case to drink with sauerkraut and hot dogs. It will suffice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (2770) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2012
Clear amber with a pale beige head. Kumquat, grapefruit, pine and caramel aroma - plenty of the latter. Sweet with lots of caramel, but nice citrus flavours and some pine in a moderately bitter finish. A little too sweet and fairly plain but more than acceptable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bkurtz (989) - PERU - OCT 7, 2012
Poured a clear amber/copper with a fairly big head. Nice hoppiness and citris aromas. A decent IPA, but a decent brew at a great price.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
bytemesis (4468) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium off-white head that leaves decent lacing. Aroma is metalic, pine and a bit of citrus. Flavor much the same, a bit of malt give light sweetness and medium metallic bitterness in the finish. Kind of meh...


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