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RATINGS: 819   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, itís an insiderís ride to fresh thrills.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (4409) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 4, 2011
Bottle at SAVOR. Poured a copper color with a white head. Aroma was malty, with notes of mellow hops. Flavor was a bit on the plain side, with bitter hops and malt. A pretty enjoyable, but relatively forgettable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2011
$8.99/6 pack. A copper color beer with a great looking head. The aroma has a nice hoppiness to it. Some grassy pine, and some slight mustiness. The taste has a layer of fruit over the malt. Some pine at the back with a medium bitterness at the end. The mouthfeel is moderately thick and feels nice.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
phildorsey (154) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - MAY 9, 2011
12oz.btl. Pours reddish/amber orange with lots of fiz and a frothy head. Taste is very lively and heavy on the bitterness side; however, very refreshing. Overall: this is my fist attempt at a NWPA and from the taste I consider it extremely agreeable. Another great brew from the people in Bend.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (5992) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Pours dark reddish orange with white head, aroma has notes of citrus, orange and lemon, with some toffee as well, slight pine. Taste has notes of pine and citrus peel, with some sweet orange, toffee, and a slightly bitter finish. Good, clean flavors, but nothing stands about it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thinker (62) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Nice cream color head, good piney/fruity aroma, dark brown to red appearance, but a smooth, coffee, hoppie flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stephenj007 (107) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2011
Pours a nice copper color, just a bit of haze. Thin, tan head, a bit of lace on the glass. Strong, piney aroma with a hint of caramel or cooked sugars. A wonderful, full front taste, strong hops presence with a mix of citrus. The malt hits on the clean finish. A great brew.....a bit of a blend of styles in my opinion. Certainly borders on an IPA, but with a nice balance of sweet and hops. Will certainly enjoy even more this summer with some pit BBQ.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luttonm (2138) - Belgrade, SERBIA - APR 16, 2011
12oz, Seattle. Rosy-red pour, crisp clear body and foamy head. Light crisp hoppy, amber red malting. Light and metallic. bit off

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mbpufall (83) - Andover, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2011
Sadly, disappointing. Pours cloudy amber with off-white head. Leaves some lacing. Aroma is the best part of this beer, so too bad the flavors didnít follow suit. Aroma is piney, orange citrus, grapefruit and some malty sweetness. Flavor is flat, bitter, mineral - overall relatively disappointing. Not the worst thing Iíve drank, but I usually expect more from Deschutes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nik925 (745) - California, USA - APR 14, 2011
Looks great, but very bitter. The bitterness well over-powers the hop taste and the malt is pretty muddy. The bitterness is into the point of harshness since it has nothing to pair with. If not for the appearance and harsh bitterness it is a very average beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - APR 13, 2011
Pours reddish-amber with moderate cream colored head. Aroma is primarily citrus/grapefruit but there is some malty sweetness coming through as well. Taste is a pleasant blend of citrusy hops and sweeter malt/caramel flavors - but the hops do seem to be a little more dominant. Good mouthfeel with a nice dry aftertaste. Itís not a hop monster, but a very good offering from Deschutes, Iíll be having this again.


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