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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2013
My first of the Costco-beers. A friend had a mixture of these in his fridge the other day. Intrigued, I grabbed this one. A dark orange/copper color with a small off-white head on top. Nice floral aromas with citrus and a dry straw -like scent on the finish. Definitely some hoppy-ness in the nose. Crisp, moderate heft bolster this beer well. Good feel to hold up to the bitterness thats to come. Flavors of bitter hops, semi-sweet orange slices, dry grains - all meld together to create a simple easy-drinking ale. The hops arent the most flavorful here, but they get the job done. I see these beers as being great gateway beers for people newly into craft beer. Theyre simple and tasty, and the pricepoint will appeal to the masses as well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DuffMan (9746) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 27, 2013
Bottle. Beautiful appearance: deep orange colour, clear, with a thick dense gold-tinted head that shows excellent retention. Aroma is sweet fruity caramel. Flavour is again fruity caramel with an astringent bitter note in the finish. Very thin, anemic hop presence. Oh well -- looks pretty!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
steez (34) - Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Floral peachy and piney weak aroma. Typical pour and appearance. Taste like bitter stainless steel. weird stuff. Probably good for a upper middle class grad party. Do they still drink at grad parties?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garbageman (487) - Lexington, South Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2013
From bottle. Pours golden in color. Aroma was all pine. Taste was all bitter. No malt balance in this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kurtos (188) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 31, 2013
Aroma. I can smell pine, grapefruit and caramel Pours, a nice rich copper colour. Taste. Flavours are of Pine and Grapefruit in the hop flavours, followed by Caramel and a creamy bubblegum flavour in the malt flavours. Overall. A quality beer and a good change from other american ipas ive tasted.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
rxeight (2781) - Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Not good at all. Possibly the worst ipa ive ever had. Tastes more like old style with a slight hop presence. Glad i didnt buy a case of this swill.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dodgrblu (739) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
12 ounce bottle at the Niner game. Drinkable but nothing special. Very little bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HighlanderOne (1263) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Poured from bottle. Faint aroma of hops, gas and sourdough. Looks like typical IPA. Floral and grapefruit hops, bread. Sour aftertaste. OK but needs more hop presence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
skmikeg (1822) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Pours a clear copper color with a one finger off white head which fades to thin lacing. Aroma is of sweet toasted biscuit malts, caramel, pine, and a little citrus. Taste is not as good as aroma and is primary of slightly stale sweet biscuit malts, some caramel, a little citrus, and maybe the fainted pine. Has a medium body with a slightly creamy, but also watery mouthfeel and a semi dry, slightly bitter, short, finish. overall, a below average IPA that might be good for the money and for a company like Costco, but not something I would drink on a regular basis.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
bloodnok (18) - USA - DEC 15, 2012
life is too short to waste drinking scudge like this. costco beer is cheap because its nasty. only a short stumble up from industrial beers. avoid.

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