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RATINGS: 146   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).


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
smaynard6000 (786) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2011
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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rubbishystuff (2036) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2011
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

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Vir4030 (569) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2011
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.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gsmitty80 (2012) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2011
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.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
conciergeman (73) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2011
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...?

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
topherh (1915) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAR 21, 2011
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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SanfordBrewer (1410) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2011
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5174) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 24, 2011
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.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Kevolutionary (18) - Red Lodge, Montana, USA - FEB 3, 2011
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (4118) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2010
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.


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