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RATINGS: 795   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, itís an insiderís ride to fresh thrills.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
311Lebowski (7) - Iowa, USA - MAR 24, 2014 does not count
Poured from a nitro tap, stronger hop aroma than I remembered. Cascades nicely with a thick creamy lacing. extremely easy drinking and has a much better flavor than when poured from a bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Banksiz (17) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 22, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2014 Malty nose with a hint of citrus and apple. Reddish amber, not really a pale ale. Nicely balanced bitterness and sweetness. Good mouth feel, bitter finish. Very pleasant and easy drinking. The only fault was a slight harshness to the bitter finish. Other than that it was much in the spirit of a good English best bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WheatKing (1162) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle. This has seven malts? Slightly cloudy a-a-amber, white head. OK boring appearance part out of the way, now for the good stuff. Nose is candied orange peel (mm), good quality grape punch (one of my favourite hop characteristics). Flavour is same with a bit of dry hop grassiness, slight toast, not ruined by caramel malt. The way an APA should be... just looked up their Mirror Pond and they call it the "quintessential pale ale" but this fits that description much better for me. Love those grape hop flavours.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gerbeer (1496) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
On tap. Pours a red/orange with little head. Aromas of oranges and toasted malts. Flavors of bitter grapefruit, strong pine, some candy and resin. Didnít get the malts.. Off balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ClarkVV (3863) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Draught pint at Redbones on 3/14/14
Clear golden-amber pour with a fluffy white head that is well-retained.
Acidic, piney hops in the nose contribute some dry fruitiness, more pine sap and mild citric notes. Some maltiness, though itís somewhat bready/biscuity and dosent really help with the already overly dry, acidic hop notes. Clean, otherwise, at least. Iíve had some real aspirin bombs from Deschutes and this isnt one of them.
Plentiful bitterness easily overwhelms the palate. Citrus, pine, red fruits and some dry, biscuity, rather grainy malts. Light sweetness adds a touch of balance and Iíve certainly had more out-of-balance hop bombs, but Iím going to have to go ahead and disagree with their commercial description. Seems exactly like a one-dimensional hop sledgehammer. Moderate carbonation, decent enough mouthfeel. I guess itís still aimed at the person who just likes a mouthful of hop bitterness....Yawn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tdmuel (250) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Pours a dark reddish orange with a light tan head. Nice pine on the nose, lots of bright fruits and citrus, biscuity malt and a little sweetness. Really nice amount of malt on the taste, rounded out by nice floral and citrus hops and a hint of caramel. Really well made, malt forward pale ale;

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xoldlady (9) - Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2014 does not count
On tap aprŤs ski at snowbowl, AZ. An appropriate quaff. Might just be the atmosphere, but I do like this. Like Fat Tireís hoppy brother. No complaints here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
EvanFriend (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Starts out with caramel and honey malt flavors, a little pine, finishes with floral and citrus hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrPlow (7) - - MAR 15, 2014 does not count
Dark amber colour. malty aroma with a hit of hops. Malty flavour with a fair hit of citrous hops at the end and the alcohol well balanced. Smooth on the palate with some bite from the carbonation and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1028) - Oregon, USA - MAR 13, 2014
From bottle. Dark amber color. Aroma is biscuit and caramel malts with a sweet citrus hop note. Taste is caramel, light rye, grapefruit, and slightly sweet tropical citrus. The bitter is paired fairly well with the biscuit and sweet malts. Citrus is quite prevalent in the finish.

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