Kirkland Signature Pale Ale - Kirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation
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Reviews by Darkmagus82:
2.78/5 rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance- The beer pours a clear light amber color with a one finger white head. The head fades relatively quickly to leave a tiny level of lacing on the sides of the glass
Smell – The aroma is malty with lighter hop notes of a citrus and grassy. Mixed with these aromas is a light caramel sweetness as well as a small amount of a musty grain smell.
Taste – The taste begins with flavors of a lighter caramel sweetness and a bready and slightly grassy hop flavor. As the flavors advance from the initial tastes the sweetness gets a bit stronger with a light citrus hop flavor entering the taste as well. These flavors largely take the taste to its end where there is a bit of an increase h the grassy hop flavors as well as a metallic flavor to leave a moderate hop bite on a brew with a bready and lightly sweetened flavor.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly medium side in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher side. Both the carbonation and medium body are quite appropriate for the more subdued and mix flavors of the brew as well as provide for a higher drinkability of the brew.
Overall – Well not really the best out there. The odd grassy and metallic flavor at the end of the tongue are rather off putting, even while most of the other flavors and attributes of the beer are not.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2013 03:18:02 | More by Darkmagus82
More User Reviews:
3.24/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
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.
Serving type: bottle
03-18-2013 01:28:22 | More by Onenote81
Kirkland Signature Pale Ale from Kirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation
72 out of 100 based on 141 ratings.