RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.73/5   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
This classic handcrafted ale, brewed with generous amounts of American hops, including Cascade, Centennial and Amarillo has a complex character and is very hoppy in both flavor and aroma. By using barley malt, Munich malt and crystal malt, this IPA is a delicious medium bodied beer bursting with flavor. A true India Pale Ale. 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
GenkiGonzo (1091) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 3, 2014
Aroma is quite nice...caramel malts, some citrus hops and reisin. Flavour is too malty and sweet for my taste, nowhere near enough hops or bitterness. Again, ok for the price.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RedSox2004 (1743) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Cloudy amber with an off-white head that retained well and left moderate lace. Mild earthy hop aromas up fron followed by some bright citrus notes and biscuity malts. Earthy hop bitterness with moderate biscuit and bread sweetness, balance toward the bitteness. Medium body, high carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and a dry finish. A rather bland IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beertholomeus (1773) - California, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Pours a clear amber color with an off white head. Hop, citrus, caramel, biscuit and malt aroma. Hop, caramel, biscuit, citrus and malt flavors. Mildly bitter with a medium body and carbonation. Slightly oxidized. Caramel and hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
luttonm (5251) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
12oz. Darker brown-orange, minor head. sour orange fruit and caramel aroma, very malt driven. Some sweet sticky hop flavor, a bit of sour-bitter finish, but very sour metallic base all the way through. Not very good

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Best by: Oct 23, 2011 A: Pours a amber ale with brilliant clarity. Two fingers of peanut head falls over a few moments to a sheet of the same. S: Hmmm, malt. Sweet malts. Not really getting any hops on the nose here. Lemme try again...Nope, malt and butterscotch. Fail. T: So, still really malty. WTF. Damn nearly an amber. The bottle says 67 IBU, I cant believe it. There just must be sooo much residual sugar that the beer tastes like sweet wheat and barley malts. Man, this is the first Ive had of the 24 pack my wife convinced me to buy, and Im not really looking forward to the rest. Okay, a few minutes in and theres a hint of bitterness on the back end. M: Medium body with moderate to low carb. Dry finish. O: see above. Not impressive. Not an IPA. Serving type: bottle 06-27-2011

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle. Pours copper penny in color with a pure white rapidly fading head. Piney aroma, really fresh. Spicy hops with a bit of citrus on the tongue. Nice malt balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markas101 (2339) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2013
33 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada. Medium amber-orange. Thin soapy head. Faint resin aroma, some passion fruit and resin. Sharp taste, then a metallic spice. Finish is long and bitter, more resin coming through.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (7193) - Utah, USA - NOV 5, 2013
12oz bottle from my BIL
Drank from the bottle at night while burning a brush pile. Pine bitterness and caramel. OK, but I like the amber better.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
trapped (2585) - New York, TURKEY - OCT 14, 2013
Bottle. Rich yellow color, off-white foamy head, faint hops aroma, weak hoppy taste, fairly abrupt finish. The hops aroma and taste is very weak for an IPA, disappointing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mansquito (5727) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2013
At a party: Pours amber with a whitish head. Aroma is nondescript hops and corporate malts. Taste is bitter, but the hops lack any real good flavor or anything like that. Kind of sweet and sticky in an unpleasant way. Really grudgingly mediocre.

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