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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, itís an insiderís ride to fresh thrills.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CheersMate (1312) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2011
Finally, a 12 oz. bottle of this stuff. Although, I am sad to see that they donít have it in 22 oz. bottles anymore; at least, I donít think they do. This is quite the pungent beer, considering that I can smell it from over a foot away. Thin and wispy head sit on-top of this wonderful brew. It has a transparent copper color. This beer has an insane resinous pine hop aroma. Itís quite pungent. Very little, if any, malt aroma makes it through. This beer has a nice and crisp texture. It has a lovely piny hop flavor. The hop flavor is not caustic, and it sits well on the taste buds and tongue. The texture is also very resinous. A straight-forward A.P.A. This is so good fresh that itís insane. Very sessionable and delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2011
bottle. Pours reddish body with nice frothy off white head. Aroma of citrus hops, copper, some hay malt. Flavor is a big, almost juicy citrus blast tempered by a malt backbone, caramel, hay. Pretty balanced although it is hop focused. A nice APA, very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (4926) - Utah, USA - JAN 4, 2011
12oz bottle from the state wine store
Appearance: Clear golden/copper with a huge foamy white head and some lacing
Aroma: Citrus and floral with some sweet malts
Taste: Caramel malts, pine resin with some bitter grapefruit in the finish
A nice APA. It focused more on hops than malts, which is good for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2283) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Deep copper with an off-white head. The nose is full of citrus (orange) with a hint of toasty/caramel malts. Hops show forward with a pine/ resin and citrus finish. Malts come through as afterthoughts to the hops. The malt flavor profile, as with the nose, is caramel with hints of toasty goodness. Bitterness is restrained. Although this is a decent beer, it felt somewhat "lacking." Not sure what is missing, but it will not be picking up frequent drinker miles with me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnstone (2147) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2013 Medium to strong hopiness with a black licorice-spice note. Gold in color. A nice moderate hopiness through the flavor with a very light body and slight spiced finish. Also on nitro (at the Aces and Ales Winter Beer Fest í13).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (5780) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2010
The beer pours and orange color with a white head. The aroma is bready malt with some orange citrus, grassy and earthy hops. The flavor is bready and toffee malt with some grassy and citrus hops to balance out the flavor. Low bitterness. The beer is very well balanced. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16927) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2010
Draft @ Mountain Brewers Beer Fest 2010, Idaho Falls, ID. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter pine flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
doubelknv3 (990) - Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Mild grass, mild caramel malt, spice, and citrus aroma. Red copper with off-white head...nice lacing. Citrus, grass, and spice flavours. Balanced with medium bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (919) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 11, 2010
12 ounce bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar ($1.79). Pours a golden amber with one finger of off-white foam. Aroma is a bit weak but consists of some citrusy, grassy, and earthy/dank hops. Flavor also of citrusy hops well balanced with some nice honey sweet maltiness. As promised, this delivers a hop-forward flavor without much bitterness. Nice smooth finish. This is highly drinkable. (280, 336)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Atom (1358) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2010
Pours amber with and off-white head. Flavor is caramel, malty with piney resin. Medium bodied and balanced with nice solid malty body. Very nice Ipa.

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