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RATINGS: 849   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.

   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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bpreo (1823) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
legion242 (2291) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9550) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bookman10 (684) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Reddish, copper color with mid-sized head. Aroma of hops and floral notes. Flavor is surprisingly sweet, with hop bite and citrusy notes. Full, smooth mouthfeel and nice, clean finish with only a mild bitterness. Think I’ll have another...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (1903) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Smells like fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice in a pine forest. Taste is similar with mild hop bitterness offset by sweet caramel malt notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BK7 (761) - Turner, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Bottle. A bit heavy for an American Pale Ale, but well balanced. Pine and Citrus with mild bitterness throughout. Nice malty caramel in the background. Finish is crisp and dry with light bitterness. Tasty.

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