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RATINGS: 936   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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.


2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
madmitch76 (21235) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2012
8th January 2010
Light haze on this deep amber beer. Semi crisp palate, a little dry. Bitter hops strike immediately and they have a metallic tang. Orange marmalade buried under the bitterness. Things pick up a little at the finish with some creamy malt presenting but it has a lingering bitter metallic aftertaste. Hard work - over and oddly bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2012
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip. My pour is very slightly hazy, with a full amber color in the middle of the glass and a lighter caramel color around the edges. The aroma has a fairly mild and subtle character to it. Bready malt sets the base, with some light caramel notes. With a swirl of the glass, a dash of honey and floral hops come into my nose as well. Each sip starts off with a bit of honey sweetness and a touch of lavender. The pale malt is the dominant flavor, providing a smooth, bready character. A slight citrus hoppiness that tastes mostly of grapefruit brings a bitterness that feels quite natural toward the finish. Red Chair has a smooth body, with the flavors combining nicely into a mellow flavor overall. There is a slightly grainy, unfiltered feel to the beer, which I like. The carbonation is smooth and creamy, which adds to the mouthfeel as well. A little bit of hop residue lingers after each sip. Overall I found this to be a smooth, enjoyable drinking brew; one that I could enjoy without worrying about any noticeable defects. On the other hand, the lack of a big hop presence or intense flavors leaves it behind some of my favorite pale ales.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koskela (496) - Marysville, California, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Notice the cascade hops during the pour and the bronze color. A bit dark for a pale but nice and clear. There is a small bit of head retention nice white bubbles. The taste is sweet at first but quikly fades to the bitter and you can taste a bit of hops as well. The maltiness and the hops are well balanced and the after taste is bitter at first then the maltiness comes through. Wonderful on the palate a smooth leight/medium body brew. Worth a buy and rebuy

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petronius (55) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Smell is grass, pine, toasted bread. Rather light body and low carbonation, but together with the the mild flavor this brew is somehow surprisingly pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mintzmeet (427) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2012 thin lasting head. Crisp citrusy. Light but flavorful. Almost cidery. Pleasant but dank aroma. Almost slimey mouthfeel. Love the boldness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3768) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2012
Hazy amber,small lasting beige head.Light citrus/carmel nose.Malt start,citrus malt mid,light citrusy bitter finish

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heminator (72) - Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Smooth pale ale with unusual but pleasantly sweet aftertaste. Deep orange color, surprisingly light mouthfeel. -- Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cards04 (2601) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 4, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2012 Very hard to fault this great beer. Pours amber with creamy off white head. Smells like oranges, intense honey, bitterness. More honey, citrus and bitterness in the mouth. Nice medium bodies mouth feel. Awesome stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - MAY 3, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2013 Pours to immense, yellowish head with copper orange underneath. Some faint toasty malts and bananas in the smell. Flavor is banana chips, toasty malt, crisp and refreshing. Very nice pale ale. Deschutes’s ales are always a bit lighter-bodied and mild for the style, but have enough flavor going on to keep things interesting. MARCH 2013 UPDATE: Every bit as good as my previous bottle, and not changing my rating - just adding some finer details. I neglected to mention the moderately soapy (cilantro-like, and I love cilantro) bitter finish - though still sort of mild for a pale ale, there is no mistaking this for a pale ale. Also, someone else smelled this and thought it smelled like mold and butter. I agree there is a slight diacetyl, even sweet, quality to the aroma, but not mold, and I stand by that there is still a banana-like and toasty malt quality to it the most.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1678) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2012
Pours a nice reddish copper color with a one finger off white tan head that lingers with some nice lacing. Aroma is aromatic for a pale with a lot of pine, citrus, sweet malts graass, and some caramel. Taste is of pine, citrus, sweet malts, freshy baked bread, grass, caramel, and some toffee. Has a medium body with a creamy mouthfeel a slighty dry, sweet finish. Overall, a very complex and tasty APA.


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