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

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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
Ratings:
185
Reviews:
45
Avg:
3.12
pDev:
18.27%
 
 
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2
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Photo of kitekid
3.18/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ShepardCommander
3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of sisterofba
3.38/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of billab914
3.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of anakincane
2.3/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of miwestcoaster
3.75/5  rDev +20.2%
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 +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grahuba
2.36/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of RBorsato
2.67/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of MidwestBA
3.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.07/5  rDev -1.6%
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 +22.4%
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 -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of handmuffin
1.99/5  rDev -36.2%
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 +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zach122
3.1/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of DoctorEvil65
3.4/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of devilmakesthree
3.11/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Scotchboy
2.86/5  rDev -8.3%
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 -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of NickMunford
3.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tucson_brewson
2.94/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

L - pours clear amber with an inch or two of head that sticks as it lingers to a thin lacing.

S - sweet, metallic, butterscotch, some citrus but none of the pine that a traditional "west coast" IPA offers.

T - much like the smell, tastes of sticky-sweet caramel, bready malt, orange, not a lot of hops up front or at the end, so it's more of a pale ale than IPA. Good, but not what I'd classify as an IPA.

F - Medium bodied, thicker probably due to sweetness, slight carbonation, not much bite. Reminds me of Full Sail's version of IPA.

O - It's fine for a Costco beer, but too similar to the Pale Ale they offer that this could use some work. Drinkable but not a go-to IPA by definition.

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Photo of PawG
3.16/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CreedeSon
3.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Kirkland Signature India Pale Ale from Kirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation
3.12 out of 5 based on 185 ratings.
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