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RATINGS: 88   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kurtos (95) - 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 ipa’s ive tasted.

3.5
   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 that’s to come. Flavors of bitter hops, semi-sweet orange slices, dry grains - all meld together to create a simple easy-drinking ale. The hops aren’t 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. They’re simple and tasty, and the pricepoint will appeal to the masses as well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badlizard (5539) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3311) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dhunter151 (530) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dwyerpg (4528) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 17, 2011
For a pale this isn’t bad. Some hops, but nothing worth noting. Mostly just another eh beer here.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
anderson01 (201) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
poisoneddwarf (1701) - Rathdrum, 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. It’s like a mashup of Fullers ESB and something by Ninkasi, only not all that impressive. Highly carbonated and medium-bodied. Weird.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6273) - 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.        

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beertholomeus (753) - California, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Pours a clear amber color with an off white head. Hop, citrus, caramel, biscuit and malt aroma. Hop, caramel, biscuit, citrus and malt flavors. Mildly bitter with a medium body and carbonation. Slightly oxidized. Caramel and hop finish.


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