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RATINGS: 898   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (4764) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 30, 2012
Clear orange to copper with a quickly gone head. Smells hoppy, fruity, bitter, fresh. Tastes hoppy, fruity, grapefruits, bitter and fresh. Great carbo, medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sickassmick (227) - Concord, California, USA - MAR 29, 2012
smell is fresh malts and hops. no burnt or off aromas. pours nice brown orange. clear. some visible carbonation. head is a fine film with a ring around the glass and little bit o lacing. there is some sediment in the glass, but not tow where its foggy. big cascade citrus front and follows all the way thru to the finish. slightly bitter. slightly sweet. like a nice fruit drink. Iíd have to say that for an "APA" this is pretty big. a good offering if it had an IPA label. I gets down with this. Probably better than a sierra pale but i would need one here to prove it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
freeofthoughts (684) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2012 Pours burnt darker orange with smooth off white head. Smells light and similar to their regular pale ale with a sweet peach citrus twist. The taste is however much more full than their pale with the soft fruity hops and yeast governed by a filling moderately sweet grain bill that hit a bit larger than it seemed at first. Small smooth carbonation helped it to finish as a very well rounded brew if a little bitter and dry on the back end, good as a solo or a session. This is my kind of pale ale.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
SixthGear (3) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 28, 2012 does not count
Poured out of a 12oz bottle into a snifter. Nose of hops, pine, malts and a slight earthy undertone. Pours with a thick off-white head, requiring multiple pours out of the bottle. Decent lacing left behind after the head subsides. Taste of fruits, citrus, malts and a light hop bitterness at the tail end of the drink. Very smooth carbonation on the palate, and very, very easy to drink. Very little hints of any alcohol at all with this one. Definitely at the top of my list of easy to drink and favorite beers!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
seymour (1659) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Tasted from bottle into nucleated pint glass. Poured a beautiful, clear, deep reddish amber color with tall, creamy, off-white foam, excellent head-retention and Belgian lace. It took several staggered pours to fit the whole bottle in the glass. Mild aromas of flowery, earthy, piney, citrusy hops, malt, bread, caramel, perhaps some faint roasted barley and fruity ale yeast esters. Balanced bittersweet flavor, tangy, biscuity and ever-so-slightly nutty, hint of apricot. Light body, spritzy carbonation, lasting fruity aftertaste. My description so far might sound like this is a robust, complex beer. It was tasty and drinkable, with all the aforementioned subtleties, but the overall impression was actually very mild, almost neutral. I can see how this beer would appear to casual lager drinkers as well as beer snobs. Another cool offering from Deschutes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Nope, definitely no puckering on this one. And thatís a good thing -- pucker up to a ski lift chair the wrong time of year and this beer (or any other beer) would be difficult to drink. And that would just be sad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeroverthere (81) - USA - MAR 19, 2012
Color:Copper Aroma:Fruity, floral with a hint of pine Body:Malty sweetness moving over to dominant hop presents with pine, citrus and grass. Finish:Bitter, dry hoppyness Over-all/Mouth-feel: Good balance. Great APA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattH (660) - California, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Bottle. Amber orange pour. Inch tan head. Aroma is tropical and includes mango and pineapple. Taste includes pithy bitterness, apple, grapefruit, and pine resin. Body is light and level of carbonation is low.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thegreenrooster (3533) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Pour is a bright copper with a huge white head. Aroma is hard to get past the head but a decent hop lingers. Flavor is sweet malts with a hop bitterness. Very smooth and drinkable. You could probably drink put a few of these away in one sitting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1686) - Missouri, USA - MAR 15, 2012
Bottle - very big foamy head, nice medium amber/red color, good citrus hop aroma, nice hoppy but balanced flavor


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