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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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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).


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (883) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 13, 2012
My house on July 13, 2012. Bottle into pint glass. About one finger of head, which stayed for a decent amount of time. Honey caramel color. Pillowy white lacing on the sides. Decent amount retention. Smelled a healthy whiff of caramel, light lemon citrus hops, peach and plum. Tasted fairly close to the smell. Got some caramel, bread, wheat, lemon, plum, apple, pear, rye and iced tea. Medium body. Oily creamy texture. Above average-to-good carbonation. Long bitter finish. Was my second beer of the 4-beer, variety case from Costco. Started out nice, but the taste and feel were fairly average.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GT2 (8507) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
355mL. Clear amber pour. Larger suddy, off-white head. Nose is heavy detergent. Taste is suddy, nutty, dense from residual sugar and specialty malt. Some decent floral and piney hoppiness comes through. Not so bad. Palate is mildly astringent and chemical laden.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - APR 7, 2012
golden color, aroma of light malt, slight citrus hops, flavors of citrus hops, grass, bread, light body, not bad considering the price

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maekchu (2196) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 15, 2012
Bottle from Costco Yawata. Mild, sweet ice cream cone-like malt, hay, dirt aroma. Dull orange tea color. Minimal head w/ some lacing. Slightly harsh bitterness w/ very strong carbonation (almost like a seltzer). Very astringent and harsh aftertaste. Thin body. My guess is that they use less-than-premium ingredients to produce this beer.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Kirkland makes a decent beer. Actually they bottle and sell a decent beer. For the price and quantity well worth it ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Bottle thanks to billshmeinke. Pours with a clear golden body with a large, fluffy white head. Aromas are grassy, grainy, floral and citrusy hops. Mild oxidation. Flavors are bready, grainy, mild mineral qualities, citrus, light esters. Lively bubbles, dry on the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dogbrick (8237) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Clear amber pour with a medium fluffy off-white head that diminishes quickly to an outer ring. Slippery sheets of lacing on the glass. Pale malt, citrus and mild hops in the nose. Light body with a lightly bitter citrusy hops character with bready malt in the background. The finish is short and lightly hoppy. Thoroughly average beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
KyotoLefty (6563) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 22, 2011
Bottle from Kyoto Costco. Citrus hop nose, biscuity malts. Rther mild. Deep gold, close to amber, with a low head. Malty flavor, grass and citrus hops, slightly bready. Light and a bit thin. Ok, but not so special. Good for the price here. Simple but decent.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sailracer (404) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Bottle. Pours a light yellow with minimal head. Flavor is unremarkable. It goes down easily but there is not much memorable about this one.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Bottle:   Fiery amber, very clear, copper hues, large foamy white head, bits of lacing, light carbonation.   Pale stale wet hop nose, very subtle.   Also has a little pixie stix like sweetness.   Probably not a good sign.   Very purfume like up front, a little dish water/fragrant soap as well.   Wow, I dont think I have had a beer this odd in a while.   Hop bite... wha, where?   I know what that is!   I tied flies as a kid and I remember this quick dry cement stuff I used on the heads of the flies so that it would quickly cure the thread near the eye of the hook.   The backside of this beer tastes like that smell.   Ugh... yeah, this is pretty nasty.   Not worth another sip.   Probably needs a re-rate as this may be the worst micro beer I have ever had.   Something just isnt right here.



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