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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).


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Aubrey (3442) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2010
Drinkable pale, just not very exciting. Perhaps I’m biased though, and what I like in a pale is more like an IPA from 15 years ago. Regardless, this one just didn’t do much for me. Had some floral things going on and a bit of citrus, but nothing that really caught my nose/mouth. And the malts just seemed a bit one-dimensional. Drinkable? Yes. But did it keep my attention beyond the first couple sips? No.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DarkSong (292) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a medium gold with a large white head. It has a fresh aroma with some citrus. It has a nice citrus taste to it, a little pine,some hop bitterness and a grapefruit aftertaste. This is not a great beer but it’s not bad either.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2010
Pours clear medium gold with a half finger white head. The nose is malt and light citrus hops. The taste is pretty much the same with a touch of bitter grapefruit in the finish. Medium mouthfeel. Another serviceable brew, not earth shattering, but better than I thought it would be.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2010
12 oz. bottle. Copper color with medium head. Aroma- A little citrusy/grassy hops. Taste- Mostly dry almost chalky with some bready malt notes. Palate-Average carbonation with dry almost chalky and medium bitter finish. Not a bad beer for the price. Nothing spectacular.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (2966) - 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 (3378) - 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 (4234) - 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 (3094) - 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.


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