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RATINGS: 900   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dyetube (1335) - 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!

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CheersMate (1315) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2011
Finally, a 12 oz. bottle of this stuff. Although, I am sad to see that they don’t have it in 22 oz. bottles anymore; at least, I don’t 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. It’s 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 it’s 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 (6096) - 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 (2650) - 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 (2365) - 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 ’13).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mora2000 (6049) - 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 (19478) - Malmö, 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.

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