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RATINGS: 134   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).


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6146) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle. Light amber pour, average off-white head. Aroma is lightly hoppy with caramel. Toasty caramel malts with soft ripe-peach hop notes and a moderate bitterness that lingers. Marred by a hard mouthfeel and over-carbonation, but otherwise not bad for a low cost brew.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
luttonm (2069) - Belgrade, SERBIA - DEC 25, 2013
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.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrymel (1448) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
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 07-13-2011

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
trapped (601) - TURKEY - DEC 4, 2013
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!

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
NJBeerman013 (1043) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2013
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
markas101 (1784) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2013
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (4902) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2013
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Druid (82) - Wamuran, AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2013
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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Maverick34 (2040) - New York, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Bottled. Hints of hops. Nothing special. Clean finish. Nothing to see here,...............

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jehoesefat (226) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 27, 2013
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexanderj (3266) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2013
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.


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