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.
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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 ipa’s ive tasted.
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 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. 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. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Bottle. Clear yellow with a fizzy white head. Bready malty aroma and taste with vanilla notes and a lighthoppiness.
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 29, 2013
Bottle; poured a glowing amber type color with a fairly large light khaki head. Aroma of bread and fruit, fairly straightforward. Flavor had a bit more going for it. Alot of fruitiness, but not much of a hoppy bite. Some earthiness that lingered. Ok. dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 23, 2014
12oz bottle. Pours amber with a white head. Citrus, caramel, light pine, on the sweeter side. It was better than I thought it would be.
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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. dwyerpg (6062) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 17, 2011
For a pale this isn’t bad. Some hops, but nothing worth noting. Mostly just another eh beer here. anderson01 (356) - Spirit Lake, Idaho, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Pours a dark red in color with a white head that desipates rather quickly. Poor lacing. Citrusy hops overpowers the caramel malt that hides in the background. First impression was a sugar dadddy. Meaty, chewy texture that i liked. Oily on the palate with a smooth finish. Suprisingly a decent beer for a costco brand.