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RATINGS: 789   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rune (7349) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2014
Poured from a 355ml bottle. One-finger sized, beige head leaving fragile lacing behind. Copper coloured body, slightly cloudy. Aroma is very fresh with apricot, mango, and peach. Balanced taste character of semi-dry tropical fruits and caramel malts followed by a nice bittersweet ending. Soft carbonated. Smooth in the mouth. Fine bodied. Pleasing (kindly shared by djoeye, Tromsø 27.02.2014).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whids (43) - - MAR 5, 2014
Pours beautiful amber hue with 2 finger white head. Citrus on the nose. Very well balanced, nice malt and uber grapefruit bitter finish. Quite enjoyable and look forward to having another.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
schlitzfaced (46) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2014
poured bottle into pint glass, pours a amber orange with a thick head that dissapates into a thin head. Aroma is nice. More malt than hops.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brenhophead (524) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2014
355mL bottle. Pours a lightly cloudy amber with an off white head and a very light grassy/grapefruit aroma. A big resinous piney hit as it hits the tongue, after a time on the mouth i get some citrus and sweet toffee malt with a dry bitter finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9429) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
A lightly hazed amber ipa with a thick frothy mocha head. In aroma, nice biscuit malt with smooth piney floral hops, grapefruit pulp, very nice. In mouth, a nice biscuit malt with floral hops, grapefruit pulp, citrusy goodness. On tap at Yard House Honolulu.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nathan30533 (546) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Good hoppy but balanced pale ale. Good feel and great looking. Smell and taste the hops.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kmccrea (4) - Stow, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2014 does not count
The beer pours an amber hue. It has a nice hop profile and is great because it is not a palate wrecker. The head is medium and keeps well. I would definitely keep this in my fridge for having a couple now and then.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ADesenberg (500) - Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2014 Bottle: Pours a reddish amber color with a nice light tan head. Aromas are citrus, and some fruitiness... very tropical aromas. Taste is nice, very tropical, not very bitter. Some grapefruit and floral notes... Very refreshing. This is a solid drinker. Enjoyed this as a solid beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnymusky (102) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2014
very tasty beer ....pours amber....big head....minimal lacing....fruity ,hoppy ...not too bitter....i need another.....bartender!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ARH (152) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2014 12oz bottle poured into a Stone IPA specialty glass. Caramel and roasted grain kick off the aroma followed shortly thereafter by a grassy, floral hop note. Some orange and canned peaches aromas start coming through (yeah there’s a slight tinny presence) as well as a very faint damp aroma. Late in the drink, I could also begin to pick up some raisin and resin notes. This pours beautifully. A clear, sparkling orange-amber color topped by a massive, soft, pillowy head (slightly off-white in color) that leaves an abundant, splotchy, cloud-like lacing down the glass. This beer superbly balances a medium level sweetness and bitterness. The medium body has some richness to it and goes does smooth and syrupy - maybe eveb a bit sticky as it warms up. Suprisingly, there’s not as much carbonation as the head lead me to believe; maybe a moderate amount of very soft carbonation. The malty mouthfeel consists primarily of toasted bread and toffee, with some minor qualities of raisin, milk caramel candy, and perhaps a slight blackberry. It finishes with a light grassy and grapefuit finish. I detected a slight hint of butter in the finish too as it warmed, but it almost added to the syrup quality rather than detract the flavors. The aftertaste is a very mellow toasted toffee and toast with some resin like hop quality. The toast ends up dominating the aftertaste (although dominating seems like much too strong a word for what it is) that does linger for a bit - probably becoming more of a buttered toast when it’s all said and done.


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