Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A friend of mine bought a case of these mixed Kirklands, so he gave me a couple bottles. I’d had their IPA before, which wasn’t in any way terrible, so I’m having some pleasant anticipation on these.
12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a crystal clear pale orange with a good amount of bubbles rising throughout the drink feeding the bone-white head. The nose was basic with mild grains, vegetal hops, greens. Seems to be a standard PA aroma. The mouth is crisp, unsurprisingly with the vast amount of visible bubbles. Medium depth. Good clean finish.
Smooth creamy flavors. Mild to moderate bitterness of leafy greens, crackers, some mildly bitter pithy citrus rind. Easy finish. This is in no way offensive. I’ve had some bad Pales that just taste "off," but this was mild and pleasant. I’d have it again. It’s not earth shattering, but it is easy to drink.
luttonm (2049) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 25, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz in Seattle. Very simple and plain orange-brown. Sour sickly aroma, odd amber malts and a little bit of hops. Sweet medicinal quality, sticky thick feel. Metallic sour finish. Pretty awful.
harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Best by: Oct 22, 2011
A: pours an amber ale with two fingers of peanut head which falls quickly to a sheet of the same. No lacing. Excellent clarity.
S: Sweet malts, herbal hops. More sweet malts. Some chemical smells here. Some butter, some corn.
T: Tastes like cheap, oxidized malts, tea, herbal hops and sugar.
M: Medium body with hi carb. Dry finish
O: Not a good beer, and not much different than the IPA IMO.
Serving type: bottle
trapped (561) - TURKEY - DEC 4, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Light amber color with whitish foamy head that quickly dissipates, yeast aroma, fizzy. slightly bitter taste with longish finish. Not very remarkable but good value for money, considering that it’s a Costco beer!
NJBeerman013 (1042) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Deep amber in color with a quickly fading white head. Spicey aroma, sweet doughy flavor with a little spice. Fair pale ale, but far from good.
markas101 (1779) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada. Deep gold verging on amber. Soapy looking head. Mild aroma, caramel and bread. Sweet flavour, some more caramel cereal and a faint hoppiness at the end. Quite drinkable.
Suttree (4878) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold, loose white head. Smells clean, grassy, with a bit of caramel. Flavor is ...soapy? Not in a negative way, but weird. Nice dry finish. Pretty simple, but not bad.
Druid (82) - Wamuran, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Considering this is a contract brew for Cosco it is an excellent beer with good malt flavours and hops aromas. Full flavoured with a nice head and lasting bitterness, a very good beer.
Maverick34 (2017) - New York, USA - JUN 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled. Hints of hops. Nothing special. Clean finish. Nothing to see here,...............
jehoesefat (214) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Has a bit of a caramel odor, but kind of sour smelling. Pours clear orange with a vibrant white head. Taste is alright, good bitter finish.
alexanderj (3264) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle; poured an amber orange color with an off white head. Aroma of herbs, fruit, bread, and caramel. Flavor was decent; a bit sharp but had some decent herb bitterness in the finish. Some sweetness and caramel. A bit of a one note beer, but it was ok overall.