RATINGS: 153   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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2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2011
This was a pretty standard pale ale that had a nice bit but nothing that was too memorable excet had it at a nice wedding.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
conciergeman (73) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2011
Came off as a standard pale ale to me, with a below average pallet. Didnt pour very nicely, did not smell great, but then again, its from Cost-co what do you expect...?

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
topherh (1926) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - MAR 21, 2011
Pours a dark amber with an off white head. Aroma of sweet malt and piney hops. Flavor is average pale, lightly sweet and bready malts with a fair amount of hoppy bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
SanfordBrewer (1528) - Sanford, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Translucent copper, thin but dense white head, medium body, medium-high carbonation.

Aroma: american citrusy piney hops, and some pale malt.

Taste: piney american hops, pale malt, grassy astringency.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
heemer77 (5324) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - FEB 24, 2011
Bottled from Costco. Deep gold colored body with a long lasting off white head. The nose has some nice bread dough and a little bit of oranges. There is also a hint of almonds. Orange peels and bread crust are decent up front. A slight hint of spice in the finish. Nice, but nothing special.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Kevolutionary (18) - Red Lodge, Montana, USA - FEB 3, 2011
Average Pale Ale. I would expect this from the kirkland brand. Decent aroma of hops and a floral taste profile. I wont mind drinking the rest.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mansquito (5843) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Costco: Pours a brownish amber color. Aroma of hops, with some malt backing. Of the Kirkland beers Ive had, this one was the best. Moderate amount of hops that did dominate the taste. Well-balanced and very sessionable. I was drinking this along with Sierra Nevada PA and the SNPA was obviously a lot nicer and more complex, but this beer still held its own. If anything, I think it is a little under-rated here (Ive had way worse APAs). And hey, its cheap.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sebletitje (9616) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 24, 2010
Bouteille @ OTH. Ouiap bon, rien a voir ici. Jai got trois de leurs bires et aucunes ne laissent une bonne impression. Dore, mousse blanche, arme de grains et de brassin, qcq notes de malt et bl, fin caramel avec une touche de houblon. On sennuie boire un tel dsastre.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2010
[Bottle] Pours a hazy golden color with a quickly fading white head. Notes of grass, sweet malts and lemon cleaner in the aroma. Crisp citrus hopping dominates the taste. Lingering grassy and grainy notes in the finish. Light in body and highly carbonated. Easy to drink. Very average.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - OCT 11, 2010
bottled. pours pale gold with a large frothy white head. aromas of hops and grapefruit. slightly bitter. lacking a solid finish, its just ok. not great.


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