Kirkland Signature Pale Ale | Kirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation

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Brewed by:
Kirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation
Washington, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Troyone on 03-19-2009

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Ratings:
203
Reviews:
84
Avg:
3.14
pDev:
14.97%
 
 
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Ratings: 203 |  Reviews: 84
Photo of roadkill2000
3.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

It is not of a particularly high quality, but for a beer of its quality it is surprisingly good. In the Kirkland Variety pack it definitely stood out, and was my favorite by far. The flavor doesn't necessarily stand out, but it is definitely good, if a little bland. It is very hoppy. anyway, not bad for what I was expecting in the Kirkland Variety pack.

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Photo of HermitDan
2.92/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.72/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Picked up a case of this at Costco. I think it was like $16 for 24 bottles. Why not. This one pours as a slightly darker srm than average for a pale ale. Its mostly yellow, a slight bit of caramel or amber color is seeping in though. 2/3" white head. Aroma lacks dry hopping. Significantly below average in that department.

After that, its pretty standard fare. Usual amounts of cascade hops, caramel malt body. Carbonation is well done, appropriate for style. Ultimately though, I would rather just pay the extra few bucks and get the vastly superior SNPA cases that are right next to this one. This is an underhopped pale ale. That is why it is slightly below average for style.

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Photo of northwestdr
3.15/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Purchased in a mixed case at Costco in Issaquah, WA. "Brewed & Bottled by Hopfen und Malz Brewing Co., San Jose, CA." Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

The beer is a light amber color, somewhat golden. The head is average but lingers quite a while. The carbonation is slightly greater than average, with fine, persistent bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass.

There is a good mouth feel; satisfying. The taste is smooth, without any hint of anything offensive, but as a result it errs a tad on the bland side, probably due to a little less hop character compared with other pale ales I really like (which of course are much better than average). The grain/malt character is pleasant but not particularly memorable.

Overall, a solid, fairly average, inoffensive pale ale at a great (Costco) price. Perfectly fine for partaking of at home.

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Photo of billab914
3.09/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jrsqc7
3.63/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light rusty colour with two inch head. The lacing is light.

Flavors are sweet malts followed by piney citrus rinds. Pretty unified in flavor. It's smooth, but the hops are thick.

Pretty good.

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Photo of miwestcoaster
3.1/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of grahuba
2.36/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of MidwestBA
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mcrawford
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KMillard
3.04/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Average non offensive Sierra style pale ale. A good value for less than a dollar a bottle. I think the best in the Kirkland bricks and brews made variety pack, which would be good for a low budget party micro selection.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
2.92/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle in a snifter----another gift from a friend from work---THANKS RANDY!
This middle of the road pale ale pours a nice amber tinged golden color with a quickly
vanishing head of white foam that fades to a thin razor ring and subtle light pool with
specks of lacing. Nose of caramel malts, breaded malts, and pine laden hops. Flavors
follow the nose with a decent malt backbone laced with caramel malts and then
smacked with pine and herbal hops followed by a nagging tin taste. Decent mouth feel
that is medium low on the carbonation, medium light body, subtly dry on the finish and
leaving a hop and light tin aftertaste.

Overall, this one is only fair compared to the IPA which SHOULD be labeled a pale ale.
Decent for the price charged but not near as good as the IPA----AND THAT IS COMING
FROM SOMEONE WHO IS NOT A HOP HEAD!

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Photo of crob3888
2.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of handmuffin
3.1/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Brewed and bottled by Bricks and Barley Brewing Company in Steven's Point, Wisconsin. Served from bottle into glass at home. Pours pale gold in color, high clarity with full white head. Fairly meek aroma consisting of a simple indistinguishable hops and bread-like malt. Flavor primarily lightly caramelized malt and very muted simple earthy hops. Low bitterness. Thin mouthfeel with medium high carbonation. Overall this beer is reminiscent of a more flavorful macro lager, like a slightly more robust Miller High Life. Very drinkable but with little complexity.

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Photo of drstalker
3.39/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zach122
3.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of DoctorEvil65
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of devilmakesthree
3.37/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Scotchboy
3.5/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle to Sam Smith pint nonic. Pours clear gold capped with fluffy white peaks.

The nose is pleasant, there are notes of moderate bitter hoppiness and citrus, some earthy qualities and a discernable bready malt backbone.

The taste follows the nose, with hints of subtle oranges in the citrus. Light grassiness and earthy hops, some bready malt characters with light sweetness. Not overly bitter.

Lighter mouthfeel with medium carbonation.

Overall I thought is was a good representation of the style, my favorite out of the mix pack so far.

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Photo of Gepn20
3.86/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very respectable- given that I found it in Costco and it was cheap as chips. It's very definitely a pale ale - very quaffable and not overly hopped and not overly complicated. But it's a very pleasant drink that I suspect even lager plebs will appreciate.

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Photo of CreedeSon
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mdaschaf
3.09/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Libeertarian
3.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From notes taken 06/10/16:

Clear, bronzy amber with tannish white thick fluff of moderate retention. Not very aromatic. Grain, resin, esters I suppose. Loads of caramel and grass to the taste, some toasted graininess in the background, more grass with the hops as well as leafy, resinous, even soapy character. Medium-bodied, creamy, somewhat tingly, slight astringency.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
2.98/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Butter, corn, and grain. And too sticky thick of a feel to be a refreshing pale ale. What did you expect!? Cheers!

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Photo of gtermi
3.25/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Kirkland Signature Pale Ale from Kirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation
3.14 out of 5 based on 203 ratings.
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