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Kirkland Signature Pale Ale - Kirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation

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Kirkland Signature Pale AleKirkland Signature Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
72
okay

152 Ratings
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.09
pDev: 15.53%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Kirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Troyone on 03-19-2009)
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mfigueroa713

New York

3/5  rDev -2.9%

11-20-2012 12:08:17 | More by mfigueroa713
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Hobby

Michigan

3/5  rDev -2.9%

11-10-2012 00:59:15 | More by Hobby
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Baldjosh

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

11-07-2012 06:30:35 | More by Baldjosh
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TroyFarrar

Virginia

2/5  rDev -35.3%

11-02-2012 03:15:35 | More by TroyFarrar
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

354ml bottle, the next in a rather large (duh) serving of beer from the local Alberta Costcos, courtesy of the Gordon Biersch brewery in California, even if it doesn't say so anywhere on the packaging.

This beer pours a crystal clear medium amber hue, with one finger of somehow puffy, foamy off-white head, which leaves low-lying island atoll landform lace around the glass as it gradually abates.

It smells of bready, doughy malt, a touch of caramel, soft aged lemon, a bit of cooked apple, and mild earthy, leafy hops. The taste is more bready, pastry-like malt, very much on the pale side, natch, with a weakly innocuous orchard fruitiness, and subtly functional, yet sweepingly unimpressive dry earthy hop offset.

The carbonation is pretty laid back, though supportive in its own special way, the body a just south of heaven medium weight, and generally smooth, with a mild clammy adjunct. It finishes on the sweet side, the pale malt puffing its chest, in the face of little hop, spice or booze rejoinder.

A drinkable, if not overly impressionable Yankee pale ale, one that I could at least pawn off on the aspirational beerophiles I might encounter (just kidding, sort of), or granted, even myself, in a particularly weak moment. My wankery aside though, worth a healthy go, given the average competition these days for this style.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 03:12:22 | More by biboergosum
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hadlance

Alabama

4/5  rDev +29.4%

10-27-2012 13:56:01 | More by hadlance
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lexpoot

Virginia

2/5  rDev -35.3%

10-11-2012 00:31:37 | More by lexpoot
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sparkplug


3/5  rDev -2.9%

09-23-2012 07:53:07 | More by sparkplug
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wattoclone

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -2.9%

09-12-2012 14:22:32 | More by wattoclone
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AWL

California

2.75/5  rDev -11%

08-29-2012 14:51:56 | More by AWL
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beerpadawan

California

3/5  rDev -2.9%

08-26-2012 17:11:38 | More by beerpadawan
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SlaughteredWolf

Virginia

1.25/5  rDev -59.5%

08-10-2012 23:00:47 | More by SlaughteredWolf
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marct

Nevada

3/5  rDev -2.9%

08-09-2012 14:16:35 | More by marct
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FreshHawk

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-02-2012 00:53:18 | More by FreshHawk
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kobeer

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-24-2012 19:53:30 | More by kobeer
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

2.75/5  rDev -11%

07-23-2012 22:34:24 | More by ssjkyle
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BucannonXC5

California

3.35/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My house on July 13, 2012. Bottle into pint glass. About one finger of head, which stayed for a decent amount of time. Honey caramel color. Pillowy white lacing on the sides. Decent amount retention.

Smelled a healthy whiff of caramel, light lemon citrus hops, peach and plum.

Tasted fairly close to the smell. Got some caramel, bread, wheat, lemon, plum, apple, pear, rye and iced tea.

Medium body. Oily creamy texture. Above average-to-good carbonation. Long bitter finish.

Was my second beer of the 4-beer, variety case from Costco. Started out nice, but the taste and feel were fairly average.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2012 05:27:18 | More by BucannonXC5
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rob99er

California

3.5/5  rDev +13.3%

07-01-2012 01:20:15 | More by rob99er
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BillHilly

Washington

2.25/5  rDev -27.2%

06-20-2012 01:08:21 | More by BillHilly
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steelreserve69

Georgia

3/5  rDev -2.9%

06-04-2012 23:07:07 | More by steelreserve69
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crobinso

Colorado

2/5  rDev -35.3%

05-30-2012 23:20:52 | More by crobinso
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nicoga3000


3/5  rDev -2.9%

05-19-2012 17:33:30 | More by nicoga3000
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.13/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a decent looking yellowish gold color with a white head on top. The smell of pale malts and hops fill the nose. The taste of some crisp hops balance out the sweetness of the malts. The mouthfeel of the beer is light bodied, pretty easy going, nothing overly complex happening here. Overall it's a standard Pale Ale. I would drink it again but I wouldn't have to pay for it.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 00:01:09 | More by Knapp85
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Huffaroma

Montana

3/5  rDev -2.9%

04-30-2012 03:37:06 | More by Huffaroma
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Sailracer


1.5/5  rDev -51.5%

03-24-2012 13:08:36 | More by Sailracer
Kirkland Signature Pale Ale from Kirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation
72 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.