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RATINGS: 827   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, it’s an insider’s ride to fresh thrills.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nikiel (878) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Pours a deep gold with minimal lingering foam. Smells floral and hoppy. Tastes florally sweet from hops but still pretty bitter. Hints of pine needles.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kbutler1 (1352) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Bottle. Poured into a Dogfish head tulip glass a copper color with a fluffy slightly off white head that slowly recedes. The aroma is fairly pungent with notes of citrus, apricot, mixed with a fairly rich malt backbone. Nice lace left from me swirling this around. Medium/light mouthfeel. Hmm, the taste is really not as good as the nose with a hoppy citrus start that then transitions to a a slightly soapy taste and then a burnt toast type flavor. The beginning I like but it then falls apart a little for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (6696) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2011
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours hazy golden amber. Aroma of floral hops and caramel malts, nicely balanced, but the hops come out on top. Flavour matches this very well, with the floral notes providing the depth of the body. Quite decent.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thetmaxx (751) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Poured from a 12oz. bottle. Colour is clear amber, slightly red. Head is thin white, and fades about 3/4 of the way through. Aroma is weak, but mildly hoppy. Flavour is hoppy, but mind and smooth, sort of malty and sweet. Finished with a caebonated and dry feel. overall not a bad beer, and my light beer friend likes it too.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a great looking clear, deep amber with beige head. Aroma of clean, sharp pine, some citrus, earthy, ripe grapefruit. Flavor is malty and very much the same as aroma, seems a bit dry with a dirty bitter finish. Mouth feel is medium body with high carbonation. Not bad!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trev (1945) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 16, 2011
copper pour with a thick creamy head. aroma is carmel maltiness and citrusy hop. Flavour is firm caramel malt, hints of burnt sugar, floral fruity hop bitterness.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drury (14) - Incline Village, Nevada, USA - JAN 16, 2011
This is an excellent pale ale. Almost perfect. Very happy I picked up the banana in this; I feel it comes through strongly. I might be getting a little of the bubble gum, too. It’s also clear on the citrus and tree. Mouthfeel is a little rough.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dyetube (1183) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle from Kegs and Barrels. This beer pours a rich copper with a thin white head. The aromas are citrus, bread, nuts. The mouthfeel is slightly stick and dry with a good bitterness and medium body. This was a great pale ale! Cheers!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Tap. Deep copper in color, maybe amber. Light citrus aroma, with some fruit (peach maybe), and sweet malt in the back. Fairly sweet flavor with caramel, some floral and soapy notes, and a mildly bitter finish. Coats the mouth giving this a long finish. A touch too sweet and sticky mouthfeel are the only downsides to a solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickomosa (68) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Clear copper colored. Aroma of peach, lime, dry spicy hops, and something pungent, slightly sour, yeasty, maybe cheese. Very intense inviting aroma. Taste is immediately anchored by toasty malts. Also grape, grapefruit, pine. Grapefruit finish with some lingering biscuit. Long long finish. Lively carbonation. Medium frothy and tingly body. Alcohol warming. Complex dry fruits continue in the finish. Toasted, red amberesque malts linger longer.


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