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

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Kirkland Signature India Pale AleKirkland Signature India Pale Ale

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by chinchill on 02-24-2011

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1/5  rDev -67.6%

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1.31/5  rDev -57.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Smell: a little like a skunky near-beer. Maybe St. Pauly Girl. That's it - it smells like St. Pauly Girl after too many days in the sun.

Taste: glue from the back of a postage stamp.

So, pretty much what you'd expect from Costco brand beer. I don't care how cheap it is, you have to have standards, people.

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1.5/5  rDev -51.5%

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1.82/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Best by: Oct 23, 2011

A: Pours a amber ale with brilliant clarity. Two fingers of peanut head falls over a few moments to a sheet of the same.

S: Hmmm, malt. Sweet malts. Not really getting any hops on the nose here. Lemme try again...Nope, malt and butterscotch. Fail.

T: So, still really malty. WTF. Damn nearly an amber. The bottle says 67 IBU, I can't believe it. There just must be sooo much residual sugar that the beer tastes like sweet wheat and barley malts. Man, this is the first I've had of the 24 pack my wife convinced me to buy, and I'm not really looking forward to the rest. Okay, a few minutes in and there's a hint of bitterness on the back end.

M: Medium body with moderate to low carb. Dry finish.

O: see above. Not impressive. Not an IPA.

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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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2/5  rDev -35.3%

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2/5  rDev -35.3%

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2/5  rDev -35.3%

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2/5  rDev -35.3%

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

this beer had a strong taste much like a rusty nail. and not the good kind with scotch and drambuie. very strong metallic taste overwhelmed the hops. maybe it was just this batch but even though the price was right I think it was my first and last case.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Serving Type- Served from a chilled 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- A dull dark amber look with a rusted copper undertone. Has about three fingers worth of tanned head that laces quite nicely compared to the other Kirkland ales.

Smell- Has a faint smell of coffee due to the roasted malts. Comparatively speaking it has an overwhelming smell of hops which isn't saying much.

Taste- Again, comparatively speaking, it has roasted malted flavor with the slightest hint of sweetness. The aftertaste is an overwhelming bittering flavor that takes over the experience and leaves a bitter tinge in your mouth.

Mouthfeel- Has a moderate amount of carbonation that dissipates rapidly. Medium bodied, like all IPA's it has a small bite and not a very crisp finish.

Overall- I'm not an enormous fan of IPA's so take this review for what you will. I bought a variety pack from Costco because it looked interesting and, well, I was curious to see what kind of beer Kirkland Signature produced. Considering that it just might be the most inexpensive beer that I purchased in a long time, it led up to my expectations. Compared to most IPA's however, it wasn't all that impressive.

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