smaynard6000 (786) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear amber color with a two-finger white head. Flavor is a bit strange, with just a touch of hoppiness. This is okay, but nothing special.
rubbishystuff (2036) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to Sean for this. An OK pale ale. Slightly oily pallet. Low on the ale floral, fruitiness, had some lager like aromas and tastes. On the good side it was slightly reminiscent of the way Bass used to taste. In the old days before craft beer got big this might has been something. Serving: Bottle
Vir4030 (569) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fairly standard aroma for a pale ale, itís a clear amber with a medium head. Pretty good flavor, too, probably the best of the bunch. A little nutty, perhaps, and a touch of sour near the end. Nice photo of the bottle in front of siding.
gsmitty80 (2012) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2011
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a pretty standard pale ale that had a nice bit but nothing that was too memorable excet had it at a nice wedding.
conciergeman (73) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2011
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Came off as a standard pale ale to me, with a below average pallet. Didnít pour very nicely, did not smell great, but then again, its from Cost-co what do you expect...?
topherh (1915) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAR 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark amber with an off white head. Aroma of sweet malt and piney hops. Flavor is average pale, lightly sweet and bready malts with a fair amount of hoppy bitterness.
SanfordBrewer (1410) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Translucent copper, thin but dense white head, medium body, medium-high carbonation.
Aroma: american citrusy piney hops, and some pale malt.
Taste: piney american hops, pale malt, grassy astringency.
heemer77 (5174) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled from Costco. Deep gold colored body with a long lasting off white head. The nose has some nice bread dough and a little bit of oranges. There is also a hint of almonds. Orange peels and bread crust are decent up front. A slight hint of spice in the finish. Nice, but nothing special.
Kevolutionary (18) - Red Lodge, Montana, USA - FEB 3, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Average Pale Ale. I would expect this from the kirkland brand. Decent aroma of hops and a floral taste profile. I wonít mind drinking the rest.
mansquito (4118) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Costco: Pours a brownish amber color. Aroma of hops, with some malt backing. Of the Kirkland beers Iíve had, this one was the best. Moderate amount of hops that did dominate the taste. Well-balanced and very sessionable. I was drinking this along with Sierra Nevada PA and the SNPA was obviously a lot nicer and more complex, but this beer still held its own. If anything, I think it is a little under-rated here (Iíve had way worse APAs). And hey, itís cheap.