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RATINGS: 151   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Docavey (64) - 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 (5809) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
hawthorne00 (3542) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2012
Clear orangish amber with a white head. Aroma of oranges, some grapefruit, caramel, grass. Plainly sweet caramel, citrus and pine notes, modest bitterness. A little on the sweet side, but quite OK for what it is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bkurtz (1061) - MOROCCO - OCT 7, 2012
Poured a clear golden with a decent head and some lacing. Breeady aroma with citris notes. Has some complexity, but some soapiness. A pretty-well made beer at a great price.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crosamich (433) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - OCT 1, 2012
value-wise, the rating doesn’t reflect the beer. It is a watered-down version of a preferred pale ale but it gets the job done on a hot day.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
StefanSD (2387) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2012
12 oz bottle. Best before 01-15-2013. Pours a translucent copper color with a small white head that has fair retention. The aroma was very mild with minerals, sweet malts and some indistinct grains. The flavor was hoppy with lightly spicy hops, grains, filberts, pepper and a hint of molasses. The palate was full and smooth with lively carbonation. Finished short and dry with a bit of saccharine. Overall: OK pale ale, meh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SSSteve (4006) - - SEP 8, 2012
bottle from costco. clear orange/amber with a small head. floral, jelly, tea aroma. light flavors of toffee and sweet bready malt with a grassy bitterness and apple jelly. a little sticky and medium bodied. i don’t know, it tastes pretty decent to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
SDalkoholic (2359) - Linda Vista, California, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Bottle from CostCo: Poured a crystal clear liquid with gold flake tint while soapy foam of head quickly fizzled out. Aroma is sort of stench with grassy like hops but somehow also reminds me of the caramel malt aroma that was in the previous amber ale style. The flavor is bland and lacks any real substance in the body with a watered down taste that is just boring and falling way short of the standard pale ale style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (1436) - 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.

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