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RATINGS: 832   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4614) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2012
A solid pale ale. Aroma has a decent amount of hops for the style. Some citrus. Flavor has dry grain, with an herbal hop quality. Lightly bitter, and a medium sweet malt finish. It is very drinkable. Light gold color, and more about the hops than the malt which is fine for apa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Pours a clear red with thin white head. Aroma and flavor are both quite hoppy although well balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tabednar (139) - - JAN 28, 2012
1/27/2012 - Houston, TX Bottle Very good IPA indeed. Well-balanced with a crisp, long finish.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gmikszta (4) - Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2012 does not count
Wow, absolutely perfect. Aroma is pine trees and forest. Appearance is nice copper color. Taste is perfectly balanced with malt and jsut enough hops to approach an IPA. Palate is medium and ends hoppy. Overall a pure delight!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bpreo (1761) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2012
I’ll take an APA over an IPA every time. This brew from Deschutes is a perfect example of why.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
prescora (2) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - JAN 24, 2012 does not count
A solid, solid Pale Ale. Has some nice floral slightly sweet notes, finishing with a nice amount of hops, and ends rather cleanly.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
legion242 (2269) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Poured a deep amber with an eggshell white head. Definitely pulled back on the hops and more defined malt.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Dark copper. Thin, almost non-existent head. Mild lacing. The aromatics are my favorite part of this. Fresh, hoppy, citrusy. Heavy on the carbonation, there is almost a delay before the clean citrus flavors wash over the palate. Once they do, absolutely delicious. I like this considerably more than Mirror Pond.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2012
Dark amber, good head. Toasty malt and a surprising amount of hops bitterness. There’s a slight hit of dark candy going on with a dry and slightly bitter finish. An easy drinking beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9470) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Bottle @ home. A touch hazy, red-orange appearance with a fluffy, cream-colored head. Soapy/floral, a touch citrusy/grapefruit hoppy aroma. A bit tart, grapefruit-centric, somewhat floral, sweet pale malty flavor. I was a bit put off by the soapy element in the nose, but the flavor is pretty nice.


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