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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
This is a classic, American-Style pale ale that displays all of the complex bitterness and aroma from the hops of the Yakima Valley in Washington State. By using a top-fermenting ale yeas strain we bring out the floral and herbal flavor profiles. A clean, malty body is developed from the pale and light caramel malt. ABV 5.4% Bitterness 35 IBU. 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rproff78 (177) - - JUN 25, 2014
Not too bad for Kirkland. I know these brews are made from a legit brewery.....u can't turn down the price

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
obguthr (5318) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Stale grassy hop aroma. Crystal clear amber, thick yellow head. Whole overripe orange, low bitterness, some astringency. Tangy tea finish. No problem with intensity, just stale and boring. Entry level.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
maxwelldeux (4292) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle from the local Costco. Pours a very clear amber color with a fairly thick off-white head on there. Nose is actually maltier than I expected, with some caramel and bread in there. Taste is slightly bitter and a bit earthy, and lacks any complexity you look for in a brew. Meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GenkiGonzo (963) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 1, 2014
Bottle. Light gold with small head that doesn’t last. Kind of an old school pale ale vibe. Grassy reisin hops, bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
luttonm (4131) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
12oz in Seattle. Very simple and plain orange-brown. Sour sickly aroma, odd amber malts and a little bit of hops. Sweet medicinal quality, sticky thick feel. Metallic sour finish. Pretty awful.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Best by: Oct 22, 2011 A: pours an amber ale with two fingers of peanut head which falls quickly to a sheet of the same. No lacing. Excellent clarity. S: Sweet malts, herbal hops. More sweet malts. Some chemical smells here. Some butter, some corn. T: Tastes like cheap, oxidized malts, tea, herbal hops and sugar. M: Medium body with hi carb. Dry finish O: Not a good beer, and not much different than the IPA IMO. Serving type: bottle 07-13-2011

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
trapped (2025) - New York, TURKEY - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle. Light amber color with whitish foamy head that quickly dissipates, yeast aroma, fizzy. slightly bitter taste with longish finish. Not very remarkable but good value for money, considering that it’s a Costco beer!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle. Deep amber in color with a quickly fading white head. Spicey aroma, sweet doughy flavor with a little spice. Fair pale ale, but far from good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markas101 (2240) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2013
33 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada. Deep gold verging on amber. Soapy looking head. Mild aroma, caramel and bread. Sweet flavour, some more caramel cereal and a faint hoppiness at the end. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5882) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Gold, loose white head. Smells clean, grassy, with a bit of caramel. Flavor is ...soapy? Not in a negative way, but weird. Nice dry finish. Pretty simple, but not bad.

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