bkurtz (731) - - OCT 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a clear golden with a decent head and some lacing. Breeady aroma with citris notes. Has some complexity, but some soapiness. A pretty-well made beer at a great price.
douglas88 (5896) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Costco. Pours a clear copper color with a small white head. A light fruity nose very floral. Malt dominant, floral hops, caramel, biscuit, oranges. Tea. Ok.
beertholomeus (752) - 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 (3751) - 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 (3539) - 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 (236) - 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 doesn’t last. Kind of an old school pale ale vibe. Grassy reisin hops, bitter finish.
luttonm (2192) - 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 (1496) - 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 (743) - 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 it’s 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.