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RATINGS: 896   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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The citrus punch of a big IPA, minus the one-dimensional hop sledgehammer. Seven select European and domestic malts round out the edges for a complex, copper-colored brew. Like its namesake ski lift, it’s an insider’s ride to fresh thrills.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1325) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
On tap. Pours with a slight haze coppery colour. Hppy citrus notes are met with matly backbone but this is rather light in aroma. Same sort of medium to light body on the palate but rather sweeter than expected has a real candy cane flavour to it. Interesting but far from their best brew.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheSilentSaint (98) - Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2015
Clear orange pour. Smells light yeast and fruits. Taste light yeast and citrus fruits. Good overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6894) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2015
(Bottle) Amber colour with frothy, beige head, leaving traces of lacing. Malty, fruity nose with treacle toffee, orange peel, marmalade, caramel, apricots and a touch of grapefruit. Malty, fruity taste with notes of orange peel, grapefruit, caramel, treacle toffee, passion-fruit, apricots and a balanced citric bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of caramel sweetness. Well balanced, fresh and tasty pale ale. Nice one.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bstewart151 (15) - Parkersburg, Iowa, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Nice American hop aroma. Golden red ale, with a nice fruity / malty balance. Really disappointed that they only bring this one out seasonally. One of my favorites from Deschutes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
YigSvartka (217) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
Translucent golden red. Meager head. Satisfying, but relatively mild aroma containing notes of malt, caramel, citrus, and hops. Mid bodied. Wonderful taste characteristics beginning with a smooth combination of malt and caramel, then finishing with these underlying flavours supplemented with citrus and hops. Quite hoppy, yet as the description suggests, toned down with a fair amount of malt. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pictoman (761) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
Poured from the tap. Clear orangey brown with off white head. Grapefruit and pine hops with mild toffee malt. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Obfuscate (254) - Minneapolis, - MAR 25, 2015
Decent American pale ale. Get the caramel and some of that red amber lager flavors. Almost a cross style between the styles.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_sully (259) - - MAR 21, 2015
Light amber with a frothy white head that slowly diffuses out of the beer. Aroma of pine. Taste is bitter pine with a lemon finish and bitter overall taste and a creamy texture. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubblehouse (745) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Good and balanced. Has a nice hop flavor which isn’t overpowering. Looked really good in the glass.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - MAR 18, 2015
Look: pours burnt orange. Off white head. Very clear. Smell: sweet sugar. Easy smooth hoppiness. Not overly hoppy. Citrus fruit. Tropical fruit. Pineapple. Taste: grapefruit. Orange. Sweet up front bitter on the back. Feel: dry. Medium high carbonation. Overall: good beer. Nice hop flavors that don't overwhelm. Easy drinker. Very smooth. First drank: home 3/18/15 Vintage: 2015


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