Oscbert (1318) - Lincoln, California, USA - JUL 26, 2017 Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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 that’s to come. Flavors of bitter hops, semi-sweet orange slices, dry grains - all meld together to create a simple easy-drinking ale. The hops aren’t 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. They’re simple and tasty, and the pricepoint will appeal to the masses as well.
Hoppy aroma of citrus floral and pine with bready and caramel malts.
Pours a clear golden amber color with small creamy off white head
Floral, citrus and pine hoppiness in flavor with plenty of bready caramel malt.
Medium bodied with medium co2, lingering sticky like bitter finish.
Run of the mill IPA. Doesn't stand out in a good or bad way.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jgb9348 (6388) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2017
Nice, ever so slightly hazy copper and bronzed coloured body with a nice, three centimetre tall off-white head that stays afloat for a while. Aroma of grass, light pine, some mellow citrus and a touch of flowers - a touch of malt also around, but not much else. Light to Medium-bodied; Strong grassy and herbal flavour at first with a relatively balanced malt kick and some light hop bitterness noticeable on the tail end. Aftertaste is a touch sweet, with a lot of herbal notes, dry hay and some grassy bitterness noticeable at the end. Overall, a nicely balanced beer that doesn’t show like a typical IPA, but at the end of the day, isn’t a bad option, especially for the price! Is this worth going out of the way for? Absolutely not. However, is it as bad as these ratings would imply? Definitely not. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased as a full case (of course) at Costco in Pentagon City (Arlington), Virginia on 03-May-2017 for US$19,99/twenty-four pack, sampled at home next to Costco on 15-June-2017. tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2017 Bottle. Mild bitter aroma with some perfume. Light bitterness. Better than I feared. BroSpud (2215) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 4, 2017
12oz bottle. Did not expect to like this one after being told that it was Costco beer but it’s not bad. A pretty standard,west coast style IPA that is priced incredibly low. Not great but surprisingly drinkable. Aurelius (5425) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2017
Clear, blonde, with a fluffy eggshell head. Standard US longneck, generic label. Bleh malt aroma. Malty up front, then the awkward hops kick and and start sticking to the sides of my tongue. Some caramel notes, some toast, some chemical/ketonic notes. A sticky bitter finish that makes you want to spit, or wash out with a different beer. So when you think about buying the mix case down at Costco, neither this nor the Session IPA, nor the Pale are going to please anybody that’s actually looking for these styles of beer at your tailgate. Don’t be cheap.
FatPhil (16631) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 28, 2017
354ml bottle - thanks Steve!ads135 (4844) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 22, 2017
Sweetish caramel, fruity messy hopping, Golden orange, small scummy head. Toffee sweet taste, fruity. Sweetish slickness in the mouth carbonation quite high. Carbonic acid in the taste, some bitterness from hops too, a touch papery. Finish toffee too, late finish has quite resiny dry hops. Alcohol vaguely covered. Drinkable brew, but too fizzy.
Not a bad IPA. Light and crisp. The hops are grassy with a light citrus finish. Decent malt backbone. Courtesy of Ryan and Liz in 2017. handmuffin (40) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2017
Brewed and bottled by Bricks and Barley Brewing Company in Steven’s Point Wisconsin. Served from bottle into glass at home. Pours deep gold in color, medium clarity with well developed white head. Fairly weak herbal hoppy and pale malt aroma. No fruit, citrus or resinous aroma detectable. Flavor is also mild: some earthy hoppiness and malty sweetness. Medium bitterness at the end. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall a weakly flavored IPA with little in terms of hop aroma or flavor. Drinkable but completely unremarkable. SlimHabib (484) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle pour. Clear dark golden with a small off white head. Light aroma with malts and grass. Medium body. Medium bitter with a little sweet taste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Drake (14033) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2017
12 ounce bottle from Costco New Berlin. Slightly hazy gold, large foamy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of caramel malt, orange, citrus. The taste is grapefruit, orange, pale malt. Medium bodied, mild lingering bitterness. Decent.