RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74/5   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FatPhil (15826) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 28, 2017
354ml bottle - thanks Steve!
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ferris (14833) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle - Overall a dissapointing beer that is only barely better than the huge macros. I would have expected some hops and bitterness but what I got was just bad. Not really worth the work to describe in detail, just avoid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (13538) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dogbrick (12772) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2011
This beer pours a dark amber color with a medium thick and fluffy off-white head that evaporates slowly. Small sticky patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrusy hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of piney hops, citrus and sweet malt. The finish is moderately bitter hops with a short and fruity aftertaste. Pretty average overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
slowrunner77 (11678) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 26, 2015
again, a little too malty and generic. about on par with the pale, perhaps a touch better. good price, not good value.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DuffMan (10148) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (10126) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 24, 2011
Bottle from Kyoto Costco. Nice citrus hop aroma, with underlying caramel. Grassy, lemon. Deep copper color with a low, fine head. Nicely hopped, grass, citrus, quite bitter actually. Light caramel malt, with a long, bitter finish. A good old-school IPA, refreshing, clean, tasty and straightforward. By far the best of the mixed cas beers.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 2, 2012
355mL at a party. Clear amber with a small, beige head. Nutty, soapy aroma. Taste is chemical heavy, nutty, soapy, tangy. Heavily astringent. Lots of lemon detergent. Ick. I always love a good dark amber pale ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
douglas88 (8996) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 12, 2014
12 ounce bottle from Costco. Pours a ruby color with a medium white head. A sweet malty fruity nose. The flavor is light fruity hops, metal, nutty, cherries. Odd for an ipa. Not hoppy. An amber ale more so. Ok.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ibrew2or3 (8557) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2012
12oz bottle pours clear copper with thin dirty white head of foam. The aroma has resiny sort of lime peel and grapefruit pith notes mixing with some roasted malts and biscuit like malts. It seems these malts and hops dont go too well together. The taste is sadly similar as I get some resiny bitter vaguely citrus hops blending bluntly into combative malt notes that are somewhat roasty. This does not come together very well but it does deliver a decent level of bitterness if thats all youre after.

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