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RATINGS: 103   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
surferjoe13 (2) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - AUG 6, 2016 does not count
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kurtos (186) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2013
My first of the Costco-beers. A friend had a mixture of these in his fridge the other day. Intrigued, I grabbed this one. A dark orange/copper color with a small off-white head on top. Nice floral aromas with citrus and a dry straw -like scent on the finish. Definitely some hoppy-ness in the nose. Crisp, moderate heft bolster this beer well. Good feel to hold up to the bitterness thatís to come. Flavors of bitter hops, semi-sweet orange slices, dry grains - all meld together to create a simple easy-drinking ale. The hops arenít the most flavorful here, but they get the job done. I see these beers as being great gateway beers for people newly into craft beer. Theyíre simple and tasty, and the pricepoint will appeal to the masses as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle in San Diego. Legit IPA, strong grassy hop aroma, moderate bitterness. I was quite impressed, actually.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5533) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3542) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 29, 2013
Bottle; poured a glowing amber type color with a fairly large light khaki head. Aroma of bread and fruit, fairly straightforward. Flavor had a bit more going for it. Alot of fruitiness, but not much of a hoppy bite. Some earthiness that lingered. 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 17, 2011
For a pale this isnít bad. Some hops, but nothing worth noting. Mostly just another eh beer here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
anderson01 (330) - Idaho, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Pours a dark red in color with a white head that desipates rather quickly. Poor lacing. Citrusy hops overpowers the caramel malt that hides in the background. First impression was a sugar dadddy. Meaty, chewy texture that i liked. Oily on the palate with a smooth finish. Suprisingly a decent beer for a costco brand.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
poisoneddwarf (2297) - Coeur dí Alene, Idaho, USA - JUL 29, 2011
12 oz bottle into tulip. Pours a brilliant copper penny hue with a smallish light-beige head that collapses too fast into a collar; leaves a resilient blanket of foam. Aromas include cinnamon toast, caramel. No hop aroma whatsoever. Taste is alternating sweet and bitter with a touch of sour. Has a lingering bitter finish. Tastes nothing like an IPA--has none of the hallmarks, aside from the prounounced bitterness. Tastes like a cross between an American and an English strong ale. Itís like a mashup of Fullers ESB and something by Ninkasi, only not all that impressive. Highly carbonated and medium-bodied. Weird.

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