RATINGS: 108   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 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
radioseer (299) - Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Pleasant hoppy aroma. Taste has is similar to the nose but has added caramel and nutty flavors. Bland, but not as bad as you think it will be.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
ads135 (4466) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 22, 2017
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.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
handmuffin (31) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2017
Brewed and bottled by Bricks and Barley Brewing Company in Stevens 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlimHabib (452) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (13303) - 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 (1466) - 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 (965) - Denver, Colorado, 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 (268) - 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 (515) - Bayombong, PHILIPPINES - 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


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