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RATINGS: 939   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (1260) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Draft @ Varsity Pub (Marshall, MN). Poured bright copper in color, clear with a nice off white head that left some lacing. Aroma of citrus fruit, wheat and some malts. Taste is slightly bitter, some citrus notes; balanced with some malts. Easygoing, enjoyable, Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ebone1988 (1257) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Aroma is malt, pine, tropical fruit, tons of malt. Appearance is amber, off beige head. Taste is tons and tons of malt, some pine, some tropical fruit, but mostly malt. Mouthfeel is creamy medium body, medium carbonation, malty aftertaste. Overall, this is very unimpressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2597) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Copper amber with a white head. A good portion of sweet but not caramel malt balance out a medium hop bitterness. Candied citrus notes entice and bring me back for more. Medium bitter finish. A great pint for a night out. Not over the top hops nor is it a slow drinking malt bomb.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SvanteL (243) - SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2016
Kopparfärgad med medelstor skumkrona som lämnar rester på glaset. Doften är mycket fruktig med tropiska frukter, syrliga bär och lite citrus. Även smaken är rejält fruktig med söta frukter, syrliga bär och en fin efterbeska av röd grapefrukt. Jag skulle snarare vilja kategorisera den här som en red ale i stället för en pale ale, typisk bärighet som en red ska ha. Mycket angenäm och välbalanserad. En klar favorit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scarletfire65 (1320) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle at home on Christmas Day. Reddish amber pour. Good head. The aroma is malt forward with a whiff of ripe banana. Savory malts, banana, cinnamon, caramel malts, clean dry finish. More of an English Pale Ale. Kind of all over the place and unfocused.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SPBeggar (5) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - NOV 2, 2015 does not count
Deschutes talk up the fact that this is not ’a full on hop assault’, but for me it’s plenty hoppy for a pale ale (but that might say more about the difference between US AND Aussie pales). I’m not getting much of an aroma, but it’s a very clean and balanced american pale ale and well worth checking out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (16927) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle from The Bottle Shop Canterbury. now that is what I call a pale ale. Some malt some hop some valance some drinkability. It’s the kinda beer you could pints of. Or of which you could drink pints. And then argue about which sounds more betterer. Ho and indeed hum. Good beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
juffage (171) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2015
Out of date bottle from Mother Kelly’s, London, where the guy behind the counter told me it was OK to age IPA. No dude, it’s not OK. Reddish orange colour. Definitely well-made and well-balanced, but pretty soft and uninspiring, maybe because of it’s age. Grassy and almost lagery in carbonation. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BigBeer45 (1413) - Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Sampled from a bottle, this beer had a medium red pour with orange at the sides, and gave almost a two finger cover of off-white bubbles, it left nice spots and fingers of lacing, this drink had aromas of citrus, lemon and floral hops with a good toasted malt, a little bread and caramel, a little malt sweetness, the flavors were toasted malt, caramel and citrus hops, a little bread and about medium malt sweetness, the finish had a light to medium hop bitterness and gave a light bite that hung on for a bit, toasted malt and caramel trailed on the taste buds, it had a light mouth feel, creamy on the lips and had average carbonation, the hops were more noticeable on the tongue than the nose, it had had a nice toasted malt flavor, a very nice beer.

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