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. Iíd had their IPA before, which wasnít in any way terrible, so Iím 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. Iíve had some bad Pales that just taste "off," but this was mild and pleasant. Iíd have it again. Itís not earth shattering, but it is easy to drink.
beertholomeus (705) - California, USA - JUL 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light copper color with a white head. Hop, biscuit, caramel, citrus and malt aroma. Citrus, caramel, hop, biscuit, toffee and malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Slight oxidation. Biscuit and caramel finish.
rproff78 (82) - - JUN 25, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not too bad for Kirkland. I know these brews are made from a legit brewery.....u can't turn down the price
obguthr (3670) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Stale grassy hop aroma. Crystal clear amber, thick yellow head. Whole overripe orange, low bitterness, some astringency. Tangy tea finish. No problem with intensity, just stale and boring. Entry level.
maxwelldeux (3502) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from the local Costco. Pours a very clear amber color with a fairly thick off-white head on there. Nose is actually maltier than I expected, with some caramel and bread in there. Taste is slightly bitter and a bit earthy, and lacks any complexity you look for in a brew. Meh.
GenkiGonzo (225) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Light gold with small head that doesnít last. Kind of an old school pale ale vibe. Grassy reisin hops, bitter finish.
luttonm (2170) - 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 (1481) - 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 (715) - New York City, 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 itís a Costco beer!
NJBeerman013 (1043) - 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 (1826) - 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.