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RATINGS: 824   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.


3.9
   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 (527) - 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!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
HughConway (791) - Washington, USA - APR 1, 2011
Bottle. Pours amber-ish, light hop aroma. Taste of malt and ale and slight hop. Nice restrained beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (1987) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2012 Bright, clear copper with a puffy, off-white, lacing head. Aroma of oranges and apricots, caramel, spruce, grapes and flowers. The taste is fruity and malty with nice hoppy accents. Smooth, medium bodied and finishing slightly bitter. Very good APA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2011
Nice northwestern pale ale. Very smooth and enjoyable. Beer pours with medium head and has full taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Bottle.Poured an orange amber color with a smaller white head. Beer left bunch of lacing on the side of the glass as it went. Aroma was spruce, pine and malts. Flavor was sweet caramel, pines and hops. Well balanced with a malty backbone. Some subtle hop bitters in the finish. Outstanding beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmad (72) - - MAR 23, 2011
I poured a 12 oz bottle into a small glass mug... The beer was a clear copper color with a thick cream colored head that stuck around. It smells of sweet caramel malt, fresh peaches and citrus. The taste consists of grassy hops, a lot of sweet malt and a spicy/ lemony aftertaste. The beer is light and coats the tongue until the soft, prickly carbonation washes over leaving the mouth dry. This beer has some great flavor and itís not your typical pale ale, I could see myself getting this again.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mybrainhurts (352) - North Dakota, USA - MAR 22, 2011
M&Jsamplefest: Citrus, herbal nose. Grapefruit, caramel, toffee, and toasted flavors. I like this one.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barreras (969) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Pours a copper color with a slight orange tint. Aroma is slightly floral with a hint of citrus. Taste is slightly bitter, with a mild sweetness of caramel. The aftertaste leaves you with a refreshing hint of citrus. This beer lives up to its billing as a smoother pale ale.


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