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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Pale orange color with nice head. Light, crisp aroma and flavor. Smooth malt in the body, with a bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
haggis03a3 (164) - Piedmont, California, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Copper-amber color with a lasting off white head that leaves rings of lacing behind. Aroma is an explosion of hops and a surprising amount of malt. Lots of citrus, pine, and some floral notes. Also nice, complex malt flavors. Ends quite bitter.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Iíve gotta say that the commercial description is the most accurate one Iíve ever read. Seriously. Iím not sure if I should rate this as an IPA without the bite, or a Pale with tons of hops. Itís really, really good. My go-to beer this time of the year is usually Deschutesí Cindercone Red, but if they start putting this out yearly, I think I may have a new go-to for the spring!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brianprentiss (675) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2010
really good everyday pale ale. nice balance, hoppy finish but not over the top.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Bottled. Crystal clear amber orange pour with a moderate, sudsy off-white head. Left some light, spidery lacing on my glass. Has a nice aroma on it: caramel, bread, grapefruit, pine, and lemon. The flavor is more mellow than the nose. I really like the complex, bready, just sweet enough maltiness this presents up front. Finishes with floral notes, light citrus, pine and a little lingering bitterness. Moderately light body, fairly spritzy. This is quite a solid little pale ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Sweetish aroma of strawberry and grapefruit rind. Soft, cereal malt flavor quickly complemented by more fruity hops flavors - strawberry again. Slightly burled malty flavors, low yeast contribution, full but sedate finishing bitterness. Pretty interesting set of flavors, here.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 14, 2010
22oz Red Chair IPA bomber from Specs in Houston--Best by 08/19/09---Thanks :o( Pours a deep amber body with a bumpy off-white head that is sticky and leaves some lacing. Aroma of very light piney hops, light sweetness and some caramel. Flavor of medium malty sweet (caramel), lightly hopped and slightly grassy. Medium mouthfeel with lively carbonation. Clean, very short mild bitter finish. Very easy drinker. I agree with the re-badging from IPA to APA. Although I thought I had found an "IPA" that my wife liked.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3127) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 11, 2010
Thanks to brewolf for this one! The pour is medium gold with coppery red tones to it, under an average sized white head. Subtle hops aromas that try to come out from under the malt. Slightly bitter with a good dryness coming in for the long smooth finish. Very well balanced and drinkable Pale Ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Padron4KM (535) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2010
12 oz bottle, best before May 2010.
Clear amber, thin tan head, spotty lace.
Aroma is caramel with a tiny bit of citrus.
Flavor has a weird sweetness that I canít quite pinpoint, with a citrusy bitter backbone. Finish is grapefruit with some sugar underneath.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Unibonger (163) - Mount Shasta, California, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Pours a clear medium-light amber, thin white head with good retention, minor lacing. Mellow aroma with floral hop aromas and malt sweetness. Medium-high sweetness that is balanced well by the hops, though there definitely isnít too much bite from them. Part of the sweetness reminds me of fruity pebbles. Medium body, very slight syrupy texture, medium carbonation.


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