Kirkland Signature India Pale Ale | Kirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation

Kirkland Signature India Pale AleKirkland Signature India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
10.1%
Liked This Beer
3.09 w/ 188 ratings
Kirkland Signature India Pale AleKirkland Signature India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by chinchill on 02-24-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,055
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
188
Liked:
19
Avg:
3.09/5
pDev:
18.45%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
28
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 188 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of rallyr32
3.74/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of northwestdr
3.21/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

From a bottle, purchased in a mixed case at Costco, into a pint glass. "Brewed & Bottled by Hopfen Und Malz Brewing Co., San Jose, California." Note that the label states the ABV is 6.9% by volume (75 IBU), unlike the data provided by Beeradvocate (which says 6.50%), so I'm wondering whether the recipe has changed over time. Also, the label has changed.

The beer is clear and golden, with an above-average, lingering head. There is plenty of malt/grain flavor, well-roasted. For an IPA, it's slightly less hoppy than average. While there is a trace of bitter aftertaste, it isn't offensive at all. Overall, it's a competent beer, in the average range for an IPA, which means it's a great value due to Costco pricing. Recommended for enjoying at home.

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Photo of D1noB
2.87/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

It has a slight bitterness of an IPA but it doesn't have much else, it is a less flavorful beer, not bad for a day of drinking.

Taste Rating in Words: It's a long car ride with the appropriate amount of stops to stretch.

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Photo of kitekid
3.18/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ShepardCommander
3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sisterofba
3.38/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of billab914
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of anakincane
2.3/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of miwestcoaster
3.75/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A west coast style IPA to me. The abv is 6.9% so maybe they tweaked the recipe and increased it from 6.5%. This one and the double bock are the keepers in the sampler pack.

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Photo of RAFH
3.74/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grahuba
2.36/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of RBorsato
2.67/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.07/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

From a 12 oz bottle in a snifter via a friend from work----Thanks Randy!
This fair IPA pours a clear light amber with a very nice head of white foam
that settles to a thick ring, thin layer, and features nice light lacing. Nose of
light grassy hops, light breaded malts, and caramel malts. Flavors follow the
nose with caramel malts and light breaded notes with a grassy hop and subtle
herbal hops. Decent mouth feel; medium body, medium high carbonation, and
a grassy herbal hop finish lightly balanced by caramel and honey malts that finish
lightly dry.

As others noted it is more of a pale than an IPA, but still a decent little session brew
none the less.

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Photo of jrsqc7
3.82/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

I don't know why this is classified as an American IPA instead of just IPA but whatevs.

Generous head quickly fades leaving light lacing. Flavors are quite good and balanced. Malts are fruity and have light drop biscuits taste. Hops are slightly piney and feature agreeable citrus notes. Carbonation is not noticeable- which is to say perfect.

Pretty damn good.

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Photo of crob3888
3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of handmuffin
1.99/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

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.

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Photo of drstalker
3.48/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zach122
3.1/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of DoctorEvil65
3.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of devilmakesthree
3.11/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Scotchboy
2.86/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

12oz to Perfect Pint. Pours supremely clear gold with a fairly fluffy off-white head.

Muted aromas and flavors...some pine, hints of spiciness, grass, and crackers...faint citrus hoppyness underneath. Semi-dry finish, light-medium body.

Too muted to recommend. Drinkable but not flavorful. More in line with a Pale Ale than an IPA.

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Photo of km02600
3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Brittian
3.01/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of NickMunford
3.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Kirkland Signature India Pale Ale from Kirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation
Beer rating: 10.1% out of 100 with 188 ratings
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