RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.76/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is a classic, American-Style pale ale that displays all of the complex bitterness and aroma from the hops of the Yakima Valley in Washington State. By using a top-fermenting ale yeas strain we bring out the floral and herbal flavor profiles. A clean, malty body is developed from the pale and light caramel malt. ABV 5.4% Bitterness 35 IBU. 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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2.8
Maverick34 (3283) - New York, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Bottled. Hints of hops. Nothing special. Clean finish. Nothing to see here,...............

3.2
jehoesefat (366) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Has a bit of a caramel odor, but kind of sour smelling. Pours clear orange with a vibrant white head. Taste is alright, good bitter finish.

2.9
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - APR 30, 2013
Bottle; poured an amber orange color with an off white head. Aroma of herbs, fruit, bread, and caramel. Flavor was decent; a bit sharp but had some decent herb bitterness in the finish. Some sweetness and caramel. A bit of a one note beer, but it was ok overall.

3.1
chinchill (5183) - South Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2013
12 oz bottle served in pint glass. Brewed by "New Yorker Brewing Co., Utica, NY". Pours a clear copper/amber color with medium bubbling and about one finger of whitish. Most of the head dissolves quickly but thin partial head remain and leaves a little lacing. A - faint toasted grain and light hop aroma. T - Starts crisp with a nice and substantial citrus hop flavor. The malt comes thru next, so the flavor sweetens nicely, with some caramel, herbal and toasted grain notes. Well balanced pale ale with a decent finish; a bit of burnt off-flavor in the aftertaste. M - medium/light body with medium carbonation. Slightly dry finish. O: good value

2.7
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - APR 18, 2013
light golden pour with medium white head - aroma of malt and very light citrus - flavors of light grapefruit and light bitterness. This would be a good light summer beer and I don’t know why it is rated so low!

2.4
CaptainBill (4) - - APR 11, 2013 does not count
A good overall value for the beer guy on a budget. You don’t have to settle for flavorless garbage to get an inexpensive brew. I would prefer a Sierra Nevada but not bad at all.

3.1
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2013
A friend of mine bought a case of these mixed Kirklands, so he gave me a couple bottles. I’d had their IPA before, which wasn’t in any way terrible, so I’m having some pleasant anticipation on these. 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a crystal clear pale orange with a good amount of bubbles rising throughout the drink feeding the bone-white head. The nose was basic with mild grains, vegetal hops, greens. Seems to be a standard PA aroma. The mouth is crisp, unsurprisingly with the vast amount of visible bubbles. Medium depth. Good clean finish. Smooth creamy flavors. Mild to moderate bitterness of leafy greens, crackers, some mildly bitter pithy citrus rind. Easy finish. This is in no way offensive. I’ve had some bad Pales that just taste "off," but this was mild and pleasant. I’d have it again. It’s not earth shattering, but it is easy to drink.

2.6
Aurelius (5438) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2013
A pretty clean pale ale, not a hop bomb. The Kirkland mixpack is not going to set the world on fire, but it’s a decent variety of non-edgy beers that you can throw into the cooler for a picnic with folks with varied tastes. Fetched from the frosty catering cooler at Marquis’ wedding reception.

3.8
Kurtos (209) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 30, 2013
Aroma. Aroma is of citrus and caramel. Appearance.pours a nice light amber colour from bottle. Taste. A slight bitterness on entry, with flavours of caramel, peaches, apricot and citrus. Overall. A pleasent beer, with a nice balance between malt and hop flavours with very little lingering bitterness.

3.1
DuffMan (10560) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle. Light amber pour, average off-white head. Aroma is lightly hoppy with caramel. Toasty caramel malts with soft ripe-peach hop notes and a moderate bitterness that lingers. Marred by a hard mouthfeel and over-carbonation, but otherwise not bad for a low cost brew.


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