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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
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:
#44,158
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
193
pDev:
18.12%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
30
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 193 |  Reviews: 50
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

Photo of tucson_brewson
2.94/5  rDev -4.9%
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 +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CreedeSon
3.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lingenbrau
3.01/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Corn syrupy mess.

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.69/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Kirkland IPA sampled march, 2017. This is yet another beer carrying this label, now brewed in Stevens Point WI. This is 6.9% alcohol and claims 75 IBU, with a $20/case price. Poured at 45F into a short glass. Nice balanced aroma, short (and shortlived) white head and medium amber liquid. Hop forward with good bitterness and some modern fruity/flowery hop flavor. Just enough body. Aftertaste is pleasantly bitter. Overall very drinkable and tasty. The rating is of this Stevens Point product.

Below is my review of the Matts version of Kirkland IPA done in early 2016.

First, I doubt that the "west coast" Kirkland tastes like the "east coast" Kirkland. The eastern beers are by Matt's in Utica and (to my palate) taste a lot like the Saranacs, which I think are generally OK (Pale Ale)to excellent(4059 Porter). This is a pretty good Ale with medium body and taste, at a great price. It hasn't been stocked in a while, and I'm hoping it comes back. (my rating for the Matt version was 3.31)

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Photo of Smak_Hermann
3.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of hozersr
3.02/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Wontonst
3.49/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mlkluther
3.02/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GatorCoop
2.75/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Durge
3.41/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Libeertarian
3.68/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours fizzy, clear amber with foamy, well-retained off-white head. Aromatically hard to define. As much evergreen as it is citrus. Overall, it is perfumy but not strong. At first taste is sweet and floral, but then more herbal, vegetal, but not dank. IBUs are 77, tastes lower to me, so I'd say it's well-balanced. Malt noted on into the lightly bitter finish. Highly carbonated, watery, and crisp, but smooth.

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Photo of CJNAPS
2.64/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of tbone1384
3.35/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ssgunbond
3/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of HardyA
3.08/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of lilsmizzul1225
2/5  rDev -35.3%

Photo of JoKo
4.75/5  rDev +53.7%

Kirkland Signature India Pale Ale from Kirkland Signature / Costco Wholesale Corporation
Beer rating: 3.09 out of 5 with 193 ratings
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