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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (8942) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle. Light amber pour, average off-white head. Aroma is lightly hoppy with caramel. Toasty caramel malts with soft ripe-peach hop notes and a moderate bitterness that lingers. Marred by a hard mouthfeel and over-carbonation, but otherwise not bad for a low cost brew.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
ajnepple (4702) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Head was a bit thick and frothy with decent lacing, didn’t linger long. Minimal aromas of citrus and flowers/grass. Light-bodied, crisp, clean with a touch of bitterness. Overall a thin, clear, golden pale ale slightly better than domestics.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
skmikeg (1655) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Pours a golden orange with a very small off white head which fades to nothing. Aroma is of light citrus, some graham cracker, some caramel, light floral notes, and maybe some pine. Taste is watered down and is similar to aroma expect that there maybe some metallic notes. has a medium-light body with a watery moutfheel and a slightly bitter, slightly metallic, artificial tasting finish. overall, a below average APA that might be decent for the money.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
HighlanderOne (1165) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Poured from bottle. Aroma of malt, veggies and hand soap. Amber color with a bit of white head. There are floral hops, malt (not enough), hay in flavor. A bit of a metallic aftertaste. This one needs some work.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Pretty disappointing pale ale. Bitter, and not in a good way, with a boring aroma and uncomplex fizziness on the nose. Carbonation and alcohol content do not blend so well. Skip it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
revolverlbc (22) - California, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Very average very boring but a lot better than I expected. The price is right. Gotta love Costco.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
reebtogi (5399) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
355ml bottle pours a golden orange color with a finger of white head that leaves a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is light caramel with mild grassy and citrus notes. Taste is a light caramel malty sweetness with a mild grassy and citrus hoppy bitterness. Definitely not up to par with most American pale ales and a bit disappointing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Docavey (42) - Lehigh Acres, Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Crisp clean and hoppy with a long finish. Good balance with 5.4 percent alcohol. I enjoyed this from a bottle while in Arizona. F Avey---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Metallic citrus, caramel and corn syrup aroma. Light orange-copper color. Fairly sweet with a bitter, husky background. Fresh, crisp body that won’t draw much complaining. Not great...better than a 9 score though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (5594) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 11, 2012
From a bottle. This actually wasn’t bad. Mild hops and some sweetness, with considerable fruit and citrus. Easy to drink, A decent American pale ale.

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