This tasting note is more for me than anyone else but if you find it useful, even better. I just bought a case of Costco’s Kirkland Hand Crafted Ale collection which includes beer like India Pale Ale, Pale Ale, Amber Ale and Belgian Ale.  The India Pale Ale is described as a “deep, golden ale, robustly hopped”.  The India Pale Ale, also called an Indian Pale Ale or an “IPA” is a favorite of many drinkers.

However, it’s not a favorite of mine. Indeed it is “robustly hopped” but that makes it just way too bitter for my taste. Perhaps it’s the particularly brewery I’m trying, “Hopfen und Malz Brewing Company” out of San Jose, CA who brewed this particular beer for Costco. I’m not entirely convinced though that it’s just this brewery. I suppose for me there is such a thing as being too hoppy.  Others may like that though.