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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.77   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).


1.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
355mL at a party. Clear amber with a small, beige head. Nutty, soapy aroma. Taste is chemical heavy, nutty, soapy, tangy. Heavily astringent. Lots of lemon detergent. Ick. I always love a good dark amber ’pale’ ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dogbrick (8658) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2011
This beer pours a dark amber color with a medium thick and fluffy off-white head that evaporates slowly. Small sticky patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrusy hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of piney hops, citrus and sweet malt. The finish is moderately bitter hops with a short and fruity aftertaste. Pretty average overall.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ibrew2or3 (7077) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2012
12oz bottle pours clear copper with thin dirty white head of foam. The aroma has resiny sort of lime peel and grapefruit pith notes mixing with some roasted malts and biscuit like malts. It seems these malts and hops don’t go too well together. The taste is sadly similar as I get some resiny bitter vaguely citrus hops blending bluntly into combative malt notes that are somewhat roasty. This does not come together very well but it does deliver a decent level of bitterness if that’s all you’re after.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DuffMan (7028) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle. Beautiful appearance: deep orange colour, clear, with a thick dense gold-tinted head that shows excellent retention. Aroma is sweet fruity caramel. Flavour is again fruity caramel with an astringent bitter note in the finish. Very thin, anemic hop presence. Oh well -- looks pretty!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6704) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 24, 2011
Bottle from Kyoto Costco. Nice citrus hop aroma, with underlying caramel. Grassy, lemon. Deep copper color with a low, fine head. Nicely hopped, grass, citrus, quite bitter actually. Light caramel malt, with a long, bitter finish. A good old-school IPA, refreshing, clean, tasty and straightforward. By far the best of the mixed cas beers.        

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
douglas88 (6311) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Bottle:   Copper hued amber, clear, moderate to large head, frothy and off-white, with decent lacing.   Somewhat of a wet cardboard, basement funk, and honey nut Cheerio aroma.   Oh yeah, also that honeycomb cereal too.   Lots more of that on the tongue, with a slight metallic twinge.   Not very hoppy at all, barely a Pale Ale in my book.   I dont think I need to say much more about this one...


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (5697) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2011
Tallahassee, Fl - Costco (where else) - 12 oz bottle. Dark amber pour with a nice sticky off-white head that leaves a little bit of lacing. slight spruce aroma with a hint of molasses. Flavor has a nice strong grapfruit induced bitterness, a hint of mint and a touch of caramel. Bit of a homebrew-like funkiness in the finish. Mouthfeel leans a bt to the stinging side. Overall, a very drinkable budget IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Bottle. Clear yellow with a fizzy white head. Bready malty aroma and taste with vanilla notes and a lighthoppiness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Suttree (5256) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Caramel brown, loose white head. Lots of caramel and pine in the aroma, plus some earthy notes. Clean, floral hops and a earthy, caramel finish. Not great, but nicely serviceable IPA. I would drink this again.


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