munsemj (18) - Montana, USA - AUG 19, 2012
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Should have known better buying off-brand beer. I’ll drink most anything but this stuff is truly awful. Made me sick the next day - the rest of the Kirkland beers not much better, I would recommend avoiding.
fordest (2455) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2016
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at a friends birthday party. Not as bad as I had expected for a generic IPA. Aromas were definitely better than the flavor.
surferjoe13 (2) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - AUG 6, 2016 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good ale for a buck. Stone Brewing doesn't have anything to fear but it is as good as Goose Island and better than Henry Weinhart.
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Thechasm442 (774) - Chicago heights, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
West coast version. 6.9% abv. Bottle. Pine and citrus aromas with a sour malty smell as well. Flavor is sticky pine, citrus, and molasses. Average thickness. Not great but not bad.
teamsale (176) - Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark golden with a thin white head and minimal lacing. Smells malty, some molasses, light floral. Tastes a bit off, somewhat fruity, a touch of grapefruit, approaching average. Light bitterness. Mediocre aftertaste that lingers.
donandres (356) - , Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2016
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
From 12 ounce bottle to wine glass
Appearance: Deep light brown-yellow, white head, a lot, minimal lacing
Aroma: very fruity aroma Taste: lightly toasted grains, slight chocolate Feel: foamy creamy feel Overall: Overall fair beer, not expensive cheap
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in San Diego. Legit IPA, strong grassy hop aroma, moderate bitterness. I was quite impressed, actually.
AAEA (266) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2015
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
12FL OZ ($ ???) what the hell is this... do you folks at kirkland even know what an IPA is supposed to taste like. this is utter and total BOOSH.
ryanhunter_4 (219) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
341 bottle poured at home. Pours a copper color with a thin head that died quickly. Smells like hops, but not like other IPA’s...quite weak. A bit of carbonation and a slightly bitter finish. Not great for an IPA but drinkable.
beerbaaron (1957) - Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2015
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Clear light orange with a thin soapy white head. Aroma and flavor has off notes (like all the Kirkland beers I’ve tried so far) Mainly a fruity, unfinished, green beer note. Biscuit and caramel predominate over weak hops. Mild bitterness. Hops are grapefruit, earth, and floral. Semi dry and soapy. Too sweet. Just not very good.
slowrunner77 (10118) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 26, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
again, a little too malty and generic. about on par with the pale, perhaps a touch better. good price, not good value.