RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74/5   IBU: 67   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
koppertone (63) - Alberta, - JUN 21, 2013
Light amber and minimal head. Smells of hops. Tastes of hops and grain. This is not complex but if you ever want to let somebody know what hops tastes like give them this. Its not unpleasant, just very simple.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (13152) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Onslow (1440) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2017
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Crystal clear light amber brew with small fizzy head that quickly dissipates, though the crystal clear amber look is somewhat fetching. Aroma is very light resin and citrus hops. Maybe very-very-very light describes it better. Taste is extremely light malt up front - like lite beer light - with a underlying weak resinous bitterness. It ends with a very modest hops flourish and some emerging spice and citrus notes. It has the body of a light lager and the taste of a watered down IPA. The result is actually not unpleasant and its an enjoyable drink but it doesnt merit much of score since the main adjective Id use to describe this is "watery." Im hard pressed to believe that this is 67 IBU. But - inoffensive + watery + decent underlying taste = an acceptable brew. ANd at less than a buck a bottle I cant complain too much.

FWIW - The bottles I have are labelled "Brewed & Bottled by Bricks and Barley Brewing Company, Stevens Point, Wisconsin."

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle at a friends birthday party. Not as bad as I had expected for a generic IPA. Aromas were definitely better than the flavor.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
surferjoe13 (2) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - AUG 6, 2016 does not count
Good ale for a buck. Stone Brewing doesn't have anything to fear but it is as good as Goose Island and better than Henry Weinhart. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thechasm442 (911) - Chicago heights, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2016
West coast version. 6.9% abv. Bottle. Pine and citrus aromas with a sour malty smell as well. Flavor is sticky pine, citrus, and molasses. Average thickness. Not great but not bad.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
teamsale (229) - Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear dark golden with a thin white head and minimal lacing. Smells malty, some molasses, light floral. Tastes a bit off, somewhat fruity, a touch of grapefruit, approaching average. Light bitterness. Mediocre aftertaste that lingers.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
donandres (437) - , Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2016
From 12 ounce bottle to wine glass Appearance: Deep light brown-yellow, white head, a lot, minimal lacing Aroma: very fruity aroma Taste: lightly toasted grains, slight chocolate Feel: foamy creamy feel Overall: Overall fair beer, not expensive cheap

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle in San Diego. Legit IPA, strong grassy hop aroma, moderate bitterness. I was quite impressed, actually.

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
AAEA (266) - California, USA - NOV 1, 2015
12FL OZ ($ ???) what the hell is this... do you folks at kirkland even know what an IPA is supposed to taste like. this is utter and total BOOSH.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryanhunter_4 (234) - Strathmore, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 22, 2015
341 bottle poured at home. Pours a copper color with a thin head that died quickly. Smells like hops, but not like other IPAs...quite weak. A bit of carbonation and a slightly bitter finish. Not great for an IPA but drinkable.


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