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RATINGS: 942   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CacheManyHose (576) - HONG KONG - MAR 24, 2016
Clear tea-coloured pour with small white smooth head and legs. Smells of maple syrup malt, hop that's grassy and lightly floral (dank flower petals), resin. Taste is moderate bitterness, crisp lightly spicy red malt. Body is slick and bitter. Quite nice - a good deal hoppier than most pale ales, and the maltiness adds a lightly sweet crispness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HKdIPA (659) - HONG KONG - MAR 24, 2016
Bottle from Brewcraft at home. Clear dark orange-amber pour with foamy head. Aroma is sweet red malt with some spicy notes, subtle but definitely present pine hops. Nice. Sort of like a malty Sierra Nevada pale ale smell, and smoother. Taste is similar, pine bitterness, bready malt, some lingering tingly bitterness. Really smooth palate. Not bad at all but wouldn't get again - just not my favorite.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
whiskeyrocks (90) - Lindenhurst, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2016
One of the best reds yet. Not to heavy or sweet. Light malt taste with a smooth finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
donandres (325) - , Washington, USA - MAR 9, 2016
12 ounce bottle poured to wine glass Appearance: dark red, medium head, lacing Aroma: hoppy Taste: very good Mouth feel Overall: excellent beer, something to look forward to repeating Drank on : March 9, 2016

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidezdonz (290) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - MAR 8, 2016
A 12 fl oz bottle with a best by date of 7th May 2016 and poured into a Moonzen Teku glass. It poured a clear amber copper colour with a two finger off white head that retains pretty well, leaving nice streaky lacing. Aromas are grapefruit, pine, mandarin, apple, brown sugar and hints of pineapple and grassiness. Taste was bready and caramel malt sweetness heavy with bitter grapefruit pith and juicy grapefruit on the finish. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Overall, this was pretty good but perhaps a bit too malt heavy for my liking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IslandHaole (1228) - Mililani, Hawaii, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Medium to dark copper colored with an off white head. Tangerines, sweet floral hops, caramel, bubblegum. Subtle rich malts, has a bitter follow that seems to gain strength after you swallow. Very easy drinking to the point of being dangerous.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OsuStu (212) - - FEB 18, 2016
12 oz bottle. Translucent ruby/burnt red color with a white and creamy thin white head. Aroma is bready malts, cherries, light citrus, grass. Pretty light body for the appearance. Darker caramel malts, a bit of woodiness, dried fruit, and a touch of chestnut. Finish is somewhat sticky with a little bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiveacestx (923) - Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2016
Bottle - nice rusty red color, some citrus and earthy hops up front and a biscuit caramel malty taste to balance it out. Medium body. One of the better Deschutes in my opinion.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2016
Sharp, zesty, warming aromatics of grapefruit, brown sugar, orange peel, honey-lemon, ripe pineapples, and even a bit of eucalyptus. Burnt sugar and malts give an ever sweeter impression. Moderately carbonated body of medium viscosity. The taste is medium bitter and medium sweet, almost like a U.S. barneywine light. Substantial and interesting, if not particularly memorable in any given direction.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4575) - Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2016
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 3/4/2016. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of juicy citrus/pine hops and dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon/orange peel, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/pine hops and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding pale ale! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/pine hops and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.


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