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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SpringsLicker (3156) - 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 (540) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Terminus (3254) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAR 1, 2010
12oz bottle best by 4/22/10. WOW, i was hoping that this one would be a bit better. After reading the reviews, i had somewhat high expectations for this. I was a bit let down. Pours deep amber/copper hue with a fizzy off-white head. nose is more malty than i was expecting (age of bottle?) with a bit of pine/earthy hops under all the sweetness. doesnt seem very well attenuated or balanced. lots of sweet malt flavors here with a touch of pine/earthy hops. if the malts were not so big, this would be pretty decent, but seems to fall flat from its expected delivery. long finish of carmel apple, piney hops that goes on quite a while. Maybe i will find another bottle and re-rate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oscbert (1041) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 27, 2010
~Citrus and candy like hop aroma. The candy aroma is similar to Smarties candies. Also has a sweet caramel and biscuity maltiness. The aroma is a bit sweet smelling. ~Pours a clear copper with creamy white head. Nice lacing ~Sweet caramel and biscuity malt flavor with nice balance of citrusy hops, still a bit on the sweet side for me. ~Medium bodied, somewhat creamy, med CO2. Bittersweet finish. ~Drinkable, borderline cloying sweet for me for a pale ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2010
Beer #2 of IPA night in good old Lethbridge AB. This one was contributed by Cole. Pours a copper colour with a small off white head. Nice lacing. The aroma has loads of piney, stanky hops. Citrus, pine, resin, flowers, and caramel on the obvious dry hopped nose. The flavor is very nice with a pleasant sharp bitterness. Itís like chewing on a pine cone (in a good way) with a itís piney, tarry, bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6608) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2010
12 oz. bottle via trade. Pours a clear red-amber with a half-inch off-white head that leaves some light and soapy lacing behind. Aroma of sweet caramel malts, citrus, piney hops, resin, and fresh earthy notes. Flavor of piney hops, sweet caramel malts, resin, grapefruit citrus, and syrup. Light-bodied, with average carbonation and a slightly sticky mouthfeel. More sweet than bitter, but a nice balance of sweet caramel and bitter pine/hops in the finish. Nice beer, and really nice for the style.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansermadide (1524) - Kyle, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2010 This very lovely amber-orangle colored pale ale is a great all-around pale ale when you want something tasty but not a knock-out. Not overpowering, but not wimpy on the hops. And great characteristics, might I add! This beer pours a really nice, uber-frothy off-white head, leaving behind some bubbly, yet strong and sticky, lacing. The aroma is fresh and mouth-wateringly hoppy. The flavor simple and straight-forward, a clean sampling of some really great hops and some tasty malts. Superbly fun mouthfeel. Finish lightly reminiscent of freshly brewed barley, light lemon, and a mysterious spice characteristic that makes this a crazily delicious drink. Glad the local grocer started carrying it. SNPA has something to worry about now...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2410) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2010
Got this in a great BIF package. Pours a reddish brown with a small white head. Aroma is caramel and hop. Taste is caramel malts with a great balance of hop bitterness. Really nice beer, great mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sandberglar (148) - Scottsdale, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Amberish with a beige head, good lacing. A nice pleasant floral/citrusy aroma. This medium bodied pale has a wonderful balance of caramel malts and hops to make this a very smooth enjoyable beer.


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