India Pale Ale
Kirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation

India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale
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From:
Kirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation
 
Washington, United States
Style:
American IPA
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
73
Avg:
3.13 | pDev: 18.21%
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
226
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 03, 2020
Added:
Feb 24, 2011
Wants:
  3
Gots:
  39
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Rated: 3.25 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Aug 03, 2020
 
Rated: 3.99 by avckc from California

Jul 22, 2020
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.54/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
this isnt bad, middle of the road for the box, the pils is still the pick i think in terms of overall quality, but i liked this well enough, especially as a first beer of the day, or close to it, where it doesnt need to follow something more modern and heady. this has a decent malt foundation, lightly brassy colored, perfectly clear, and holding a thin inch of white head, looks nice in the glass. it smells a bit basic in terms of the hop profile, but its fresh and bitter, and there is nothing too cheap or metallic about it, which immediately puts it ahead of the session ipa that was also in this box. the hops dont have a ton of flavor, slightly piney, northwestern, woodsy, old school to me, but its light enough to be very drinkable. some mild sweetness through it from the grain, all very basic to me, but the proportions are right, this does have a pretty quick finish, and it seems clean on the fermentation. for less than a buck a beer, i cant be too critical of this, or any of them, its great value, but this is pretty reasonable all up.
Jul 18, 2020
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Reviewed by Dallas1994 from Texas

3.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
Brewed and bottled by Bricks and Barley Brewing Company in Steven's Point Wisconsin; best buy date of 11/10/20. ABV 6.9%, IBU 67. Sampled from room temperature pint glass at cellar temperature.

Look: Clear light-gold color with good lacing and medium white persistent head.
Smell: Strong nose of pine and grapefruit citrus hops, slightly sweet malt undertones, no nose of alcohol.
Taste: Fruity forward hop flavor (pineapple and grapefruit) with significant bitterness at the end. Appropriate to low carbonation for the style, slightly less malt sweetness than expected given bitterness (dry finish); unbalanced. Little indication of alcohol warming.
Feel: Effervescent and medium-bodied mouthfeel. Slightly astringent.
Overall: Excessively harsh bitterness on the taste without matching maltiness; unbalanced ale that would benefit from additional malting or reduction of bittering hops. Aroma and presence of hops is standard and basically grapefruit and pine. Appropriate to style and clear clean flavor from Centennial and Magnum hops. Commercial but unremarkable representation of the West Coast IPA style.
Jul 10, 2020
 
Rated: 3 by alexsergio from New York

Jun 28, 2020
 
Rated: 3.63 by ClePaul from Ohio

Jun 19, 2020
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pours a clear amber color with a slight head and lacing
Aroma has slight malt hints
The taste follows the nose with a bitter slight malt flavor
A light bodied beer
A decent IPA
Jun 10, 2020
 
Rated: 3.31 by WDJersey from Colorado

Apr 17, 2020
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Reviewed by JohnnyEd from Georgia

2.59/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
I like this description the best:
Brewed and bottled by Bricks and Barley Brewing Company in Steven's Point Wisconsin. Served from bottle into glass at home. Pours deep gold in color, medium clarity with well developed white head. Fairly weak herbal hoppy and pale malt aroma. No fruit, citrus or resinous aroma detectable. Flavor is also mild: some earthy hoppiness and malty sweetness. Medium bitterness at the end. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Overall a weakly flavored IPA with little in terms of hop aroma or flavor. Drinkable but completely unremarkable.
Definitely unremarkable. The only thing going for it is price. But the labels come off easily, and the bottles are good enough to reuse in home brewing. Definitely a West Coast style....
Aug 28, 2019
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Rated by Lampro from Virginia

3.25/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Drank one last night and it must have been unmemorable! I'll say drinkable, but not exceptional.
Aug 01, 2019
 
Rated: 2.94 by ScottP from New Hampshire

Jul 01, 2019
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

3.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
L: Pours a brilliant gold color with a medium white head and thick lacing all around the glass.

S: Earthy and piney hops mix with some notes of pineapple and orange, and some sweet malt, smells like a old school west coast IPA

T: Piney and dank hops, mix with some tropical fruit and medium bitterness, that all doesn't just quite come together.

F: Prickly carbonation, medium body.

O: The taste of this one is a below average IPA. Smell is nice and it looks nice.
May 20, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by Peter_M_Morris from California

May 19, 2019
 
Rated: 3.09 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

May 07, 2019
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Reviewed by monkist from Hungary

4/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Again, no need to hate this beer just because it’s from Costco. On the contrary I’m trying to see its bright side, that Costco asked this “Hopfen und Malz” brewery in San Jose to make this line of beers for them. Reminds me of the craft beers I had in Budapest, Hungary with the heavy malt character.
It’s not THAT bad. I think you should not drink it with having expectations of a true craft beer. It’s good for what it is - a Costco brand beer. When will you have Walmart brew something like this? It is better than Coors et al.
Apr 05, 2019
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Reviewed by Ghrymm from Canada (BC)

2.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Well I bought a mixed case at Costco in Puerto Vallarta Mx, a big mistake. The IPA pours somewhat flat looking the nose is dank but seems off. The taste is bitter but very stale. All in all a cheap junk beer.
Jan 02, 2019
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Reviewed by Tone from Missouri

3.37/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Pours a hazy amber color. 1/2 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and good lacing. Smells of floral hops, hint of resin, citrus hops, sweet malt, alcohol, and a hint of corn. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is a noticeable bitterness. Tastes of floral hops, hint of resin, citrus hops, sweet malt, alcohol, and a hint of corn. Overall, good appearance, but average at best otherwise.
Nov 18, 2018
 
Rated: 3.15 by OregonGrown7 from Oregon

Nov 11, 2018
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Reviewed by Act25 from New Jersey

3.71/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
a) As good as most IPAs
s) A bit "off" and dank.
t) ALmost a 4, strong bitter, wake up bitter.
f) Almost a 4, clean, bitter, drying.
o) No doubt a great price for craft, cost/benefit is a 4.
Oct 08, 2018
 
Rated: 3.18 by Eychung from New York

Sep 26, 2018