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RATINGS: 895   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.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - APR 24, 2012
bottled. pours clear copper with a thick off white head. aromas of grass, citrus and caramel. light tongue feel a moderate amount of bitterness, but not overwhelming. light bodied fizzy texture, finish is smooth with a little bitterness. lasting with surprising sweetness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Originally reviewed: 2/16/10. Poured into a pint glass. Pours a dark gold at first, but it has a light reddish tint to it. A nice 2-finger beige head rests on top. Excellent retention on this one. Tons of sticky lace and sip rings all over the glass. Big piney scents burst out of this beer. I can smell this across the room. Lots of floral tones in there as well. Very nice. The body on this is a bit of a disappointment. This is pretty thin and weak. Carbonation level is low-moderate. I like a bit more chew in my beer. This is like a tamed-down IPA in flavor. Nice crisp hops at the forefront that bitter this one up. Semi-sweet candy-like finish. Not as balanced as I’d like, as it leans a bit more towards the hoppy side, but this is a NWPA, so that’s expected. Great beer. Glad I had the opportunity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2012
(bottle) light copper with off white head. Citrus/pine aroma. Flavor is citrus/pine hops, light malt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhamp9 (1276) - Corinth, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2012
Pours a clear dark copper with a nice pale yellow head. Aroma is sweet citrus and a little bready. Taste grapefruit, peach, grass, and caramel. Nice bitterness. Very easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bronzan (132) - Windsor, California, USA - APR 17, 2012
A nice, somewhat sweet aroma. Hoppy, but very smooth and even mellow on the finish. A very drinkable, everyday beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Keytonic (10) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2012
Bottle pours a dark copper, with thick white head, Smells intense with hoppy floral and pine. Tastes just as intense with a heavy hoppy taste, delicious

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2700) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2012
12oz. bottle, best by 6/5/12. Aroma of toasty, nutty, lightly sweet caramel malts, some honeyed biscuit and pine with an undercurrent of floral and citrus tones. Very lightly hazy light-medium amber color with a lasting, fine head and very fine lacing. Flavor profile is very similar to what the aroma suggested, with lightly sweet, nutty, toasty, caramel malts, some faint breadiness, piney and fruity hop flavors, and a moderate degree of resinous bitterness that appears late to provide some balance and helps dry out the feel a bit. Soft, creamy mouthfeel, ample effervescence noted, with a medium body. Extremely well-integrated and smooth, this is certainly much better than the average Pale and seems to suit the "NWPA" tag well.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
drewbrews (3) - - APR 11, 2012 does not count
Appearance - Deep Copper, light pale 1 finger head Aroma - Citrus hops, grapefruit and caramel with spices Taste - Forward hop bitterness, balanced middle toasted wheat notes with caramel sweet citrus back end, finishes balanced and refreshing. One of the best west-coast pale ales I’ve ever had the pleasure of trying. Beautiful and delicious!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2227) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2012
12oz bottle - bonus from a trade but can’t for the life of me remember who - but thanks! Somewhat translucent amber with an off white head that settles to a nice film. Floral and slightly citrus hope, grains, semi sweet malt, a rich but mellow bitterness. Moderate carbonation and slightly thin body, smooth, bittersweet, becomes dry, get some caramel on the end and the malts become prominent and then lose ground to hops. A decent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerSensi (119) - California, USA - APR 7, 2012
Poured from the bottle. Nice amber color with a taste of honey, citrus and some hops. this is a good every day drinking beer.


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