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RATINGS: 819   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3272) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2009
22 oz bottle, best by 8/09. Rusty amber with a pocked off-white head. Nose is orange, dough, spicy pine and toffee. Crisp medium light with a lingering tingle. Taste is caramel, juniper and grapefruit; a bit faded with a soft, hoppy finish and a peppery bite. Good session brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
v8powered (123) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 13, 2009
Good full bodied IPA. Quite hoppy and piney with a strong hop character. Very malty as well. The malt flavor balances the beer so that the hops are not too bitter. Similar to the Lagunitas IPA minus the coppery taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2009
Hazy amber color; generous head. Very nice aroma of green hop cones, lightly fruity. Good toffee flavor, quite chewy, some sweetness too; strong bitterness, quite resiny. Solid.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer4000 (4395) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2009
650 ml bottle. Dark golden body with a big, creamy off-white head. Nice citric/peaches aroma. Flavor is sweet, caramel malt, rather bitter, citric fruity and some mild grapefruit. Medium body, refreshing even being a bit sweet, nice fruity/bitter balance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 24, 2009
The Dan Journal #304. Tasted 9/27/09. 22oz bomber. Filtered with a reddish golden hue. Off-white ring of head. Aromas of bready malts and citrus. Grapefruit and orange notes. Full bodied with a bright palate and overt bitterness. Nice astringent effervescence, Grassy and hop dominant palate. Very tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34188) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2009
Bottle 22fl.oz.
Clear medium orange color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, orange. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20090913]

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2600) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2009
Nice orange pour with a thick head. Spicy citrus, pine hop aroma with a nice malt base. Smooth malt balanced nicely with grapefruit bitterness. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2009
Bomber. Hazy orange with white thin head. Aroma is sweet hoppy and melon fruit with some citrus, maybe a little piney. Flavor is sweet and malty (little too sweet) and caramel also from malts. Easy throughout for relatively bigger booze. Hoppy finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 5, 2009
great label. mild ipa. almost a session IPA. flavor is hoppy without being muddled.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ericsondr (48) - Camano Island, Alabama, USA - OCT 31, 2009
A little light for my taste but in all fairness I must rate it well. Great balance of hops and citrus notes. The citrus lingers on my palete. Good experience.


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