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RATINGS: 138   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).


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (2917) - Brandon, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2010
this beer is clean and straightforward. the malts are medium but the very nice beer all the way. hops are nice and bitter with little after taste and lingering.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cybercat (3194) - Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Color is a fairly typical clear straw yellow, not inspiring but not off-putting either. Aroma is surprisingly strong, fairly fruity and just a bit sweet. Flavor is nice and malty with a pleasant sweet fruity undertone. Texture is a bit above average, fairly smooth and nicely tingly. Not great, but just fine for parties. Look for it.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
nick76 (4170) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2010 The aroma is malty and hoppy with grass and citrus hops. The appearance is pale gold with a large foamy head. The taste is like the aroma with a lightly bitter finish. The palate is smooth. Overall it’s a good beer just blah.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
aaroncoop (14) - Tiburon, California, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Wimpy weak flavor. Almost as lightly flavored as a lager. Minimal bitterness. Uninteresting.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aracauna (3030) - Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Unlike the German Style Lager and Amber, this one doesn’t have anything offensive. There’s a decent maltiness to the beer but the hops come across more like tea leaves than anything else.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JUN 12, 2010
Pours amber with an off white head. Aroma has a slight malt with some hops. Light crisp flavor with some hops.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
IrishBoy (3799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
12 oz bottle from Costco Bakersfield. Nose of light floral hops and malty caramel with a slight woody note. Clear orange with a small off white head. Flavor is slightly bitter with a malty backbone. Finish lightly bitter. Drinkable but nowhere near a great Pale Ale!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ibrew2or3 (6760) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2010
Pours clear copper with weak off white head. The aroma has notes of tart grapefruit and tangelo, a touch of sour citrus, some acidity and hints of maltiness. The taste is similar with some tart to sour citrus that rolls into bitterness by about midway with lingering light maltiness in the background.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
skoisirius (1559) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2010
Beer gets brewed. Massive quantities of shitty beer gets brewed. Craft beer begins getting brewed. Craft beer becomes popluar. Costco brews beer. Woah. Again.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Pours bright orange with a fully receding off-white head. Notes of toffee, citrus resin, woody, sweet caramel. Medium bodied and resinous with moderate carbonation.


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