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RATINGS: 883   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhilJackson80 (471) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 14, 2015
12 oz bottle. Tasted on 3/14/15. Bottle courtesy of Espo. Aroma was very piney , light citrus. Taste is heavy on the bitter pine & floral notes. Nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bwa5879 (786) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Darker amber pour with an inch of offwhite head. Strong juicy citrus hop aroma, lemon and grapefruit. Really soft carbonation, velvety mouthfeel, slightly dry finish. Taste is lighter than the aroma and simple - bitter pine and biscuity malt. Average APA with better aroma than taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (1213) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2015
Orange pour, small off-white head. Aroma of citrus, fruit, and sweet maltiness. Great hoppy flavor of citrus, pine, grass, and maybe a touch of that galaxy dankness. Full round mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2807) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2015
12oz brown bottle. Orange colour clear. Beige head is sticky and clingy, lots of lacing. Nose has some fruit, citrusy hops. Taste has caramel, some fruitiness, citrus. Hoppy finish with pine and citrus, also some toasted malt. Medium creamy body. Pretty solid pale ale.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
liquidhedonism (287) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - MAR 3, 2015
On tap at Stanford’s in Hillsboro, OR. Aroma: malty and piney, with hints of caramel and biscuit. Taste/Palate: starts sweet and creamy; finishes crisp and bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
smroush (103) - Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Dark to medium copper color with a small off-white head. Aromas of pine ans spruce with a nice malt balance. Full body; long finish, mostly bitter but some malt also. Overall a very nicely balanced IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOne (258) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Pours a clear rich red gold. Big bubble lacing. Aroma is lightly citrus and vanilla. Taste starts malty and eases into more dry hop place. The malt components are both complex and subdued. Nice bright supple mouth feel. Particularly nice finish of well balanced refreshing malt/hop.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dukeandduke (116) - Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
2/12/15 - Finley Dunnes (Chicago) Draft - Decent offering - liked the citrus smell and taste. Hops were light, the texture was very light. Nice beer to complement a meal, but less strong in taste and strength than I typically look for in an pale ale. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (5067) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2015
This poured a red color with an off white head. Aroma was of floral and citrusy hops and toasted.malt. Flavor similar, very well rounded and classics red.ipa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Onslow (1242) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Browning amber brew with two finger of off white head. Nice aroma of tropical fruit, citrus, a littler resin. Taste is light malt and hops up front - a bitter back bone / resin - transitioning to a more crisp citrus hoppiness in the last half of the swallow. Finish is a little sweet and with a retreating hops presence ending with a final flourish of tropical fruit. A solid APA, verges towards an IPA in character. Glad to have Deschutes in Michigan!


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