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RATINGS: 821   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.


3.3
   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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
Reviewed from notes. Picked up at the brewery, so I assume it was fresh. Pours a moderate light brown color with a white head and some lacing. Not much in the way of retention. The nose brings some very light citrus hops and some bready malt. Doesnít really take things too far in either direction. The taste is the same way with some really faint malt and not much of a hop presence. Pretty plain feel as well. Drinkability is decent enough, but nothing special. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 11-09-2010

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mile (2854) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 13, 2011
Bottle. Amber, small to average and fully diminishing head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some piney and grapefruit hoppyness, some fruitiness and caramel. Body is medium, malty and caramel sweetish flavor, piney and grapefruit hoppyness, some fruitiness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, piney and grapefruit hoppyness, some caramel and fruitiness. Nice hoppyness but too much caramel for me/not dry enough.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeefPocoroba (49) - Oregon, USA - APR 12, 2011
On tap out of my kegerator. 1/4 barrel purchased from Johns Market! I hope this becomes more than a seasonal. I very good beer for all occassions.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5013) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2011
Pours red. I mean, I see red, but it may just be suggestion from the name and all. But Iím going with red. Pretty simple, but tasty - smells grapefruity hop with a subtle malt background, tastes grapefruity hop with a subtle malt background. Simple, but effective.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troyc (2422) - Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2011
[Tap] Pours a ruby red color with about an inch of off white head. Biscuits, pine cone and dry malts in the aroma. Moderately hoppy taste is of pine, spruce and light citrus. Sweet and somewhat syrupy molasses and toffee round out this beer. Very nice body and mouthfeel. Good balance. I really enjoyed this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobbypaulson (217) - Fergus Falls, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2011
had from both a bottle and from the tap. Tap is by far greater!!! It pours a copper color with a nice white head. Small of hops and fresh water with lemon. The taste is sweet and hoppy,itís a great beer for the season itís a csame they donít make it year round.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
docsteigs (522) - Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
Pores nice orange with nice trophy head. Moderate hoppy aroma. Taste is nice mix of my knee pops with big malt backbone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kelly2317 (1) - Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2011 does not count
Just a wonderful beer from a great brewery. Citrus hops, malty goodness. A wonderful representation of a Northwest Pale Ale. Hopefully it makes its way to the east coast, just seems to be too much of an east coast, west coast beer "war" going on. Cheers!


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