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RATINGS: 895   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PacNWDad (107) - Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2012
12 oz bottle, poured into an ale glass. It has a rich copper color. Not much head, but what there is clings well to the side of the glass. Excellent aroma. Really a great treatment of the hops - floral and orange-lemon. Some piney notes. A hint of sweet malt and honey. Great balance of the bitterness of hops and the sweetness of the malt and tartness of the citrus character. Less over-powering than the typical IPA or double IPA offering. Well-carbonated. A refreshing, drinkable beer. Deschutes has managed to thread the needle by retaining the hoppy soul of a NW IPA, but in a genuinely refreshing, tasty package. Nice beer to enjoy after hitting the slopes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ttoadee (925) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Pours a clean off amber/copper color with a lively, slightly off cream colored head that holds together at first but falls away. Full malt aroma (caramel with a hint of coffee) with spruce scented hops hiding in the background. A nice medium malt flavor is slowly joined by a medium bitterness that is never overpowering. A full body is carried out to long finish by a soft, but persistent carbonation. It manages to balance the hops and the malt quite deftly. A really nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Errl (2015) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2012
on Tap- Pour is copper, with medium white head..Nose is Hops and malts..Taste is different, The variety of malts is throwing me off a bit but im getting light malts and hops with a earthy and light citrus taste, The whole flavor is light with not much going on for me..Palate is light hops and earth..A decent beer from one of my favorite brewerys

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4918) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2012
A solid pale ale. Aroma has a decent amount of hops for the style. Some citrus. Flavor has dry grain, with an herbal hop quality. Lightly bitter, and a medium sweet malt finish. It is very drinkable. Light gold color, and more about the hops than the malt which is fine for apa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Pours a clear red with thin white head. Aroma and flavor are both quite hoppy although well balanced.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tabednar (139) - - JAN 28, 2012
1/27/2012 - Houston, TX Bottle Very good IPA indeed. Well-balanced with a crisp, long finish.

5
   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!

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bpreo (2014) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Iíll take an APA over an IPA every time. This brew from Deschutes is a perfect example of why.

4.7
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
legion242 (2332) - 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.


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