Kirkland Signature Pale Ale | Kirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation

Kirkland Signature Pale AleKirkland Signature Pale Ale
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Kirkland Signature Pale AleKirkland Signature Pale Ale

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

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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.

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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.

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Kirkland Signature Pale Ale from Kirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation
Beer rating: 6.8% out of 100 with 205 ratings
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