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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Pretty good, tasted weaker than 7% alcohol. I liked the inversion IPA better and thought that one was hoppier. The Red Chair has more caramel malt with a lot of earth tones as well. Lightly dry and toasty finish. Citrus hop aroma. Medium bodied. Overall, it was a pretty typical, but better than average, IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2009
22oz - Aroma of pine resin, crystal malts and caramel. Flavor matches but is a little soapy. Palate is clean. Tasty and just different enough to stand out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2009
In short: A solid well malted and resinous tasty IPA. Standard flavour spectrum but above average execution.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed fresh a few weeks after receiving it as a bonus from Blutt59. Thanks a lot Bob.
The look: Clear golden body topped by a medium off-white with medium retention
In long: The hoppy nose is resinous, citrusy and with pine cone notes. Pleasant malt backbone of fruity caramelized hops. Flavour wise the hops lose the pine cone character of the aroma and gain a strong floral character while preserving the resinous and citrusy components of the aroma. The more I drank it the more resinous the hops felt. The bitterness is of medium intensity. Not a hot summer day refreshing IPA, the resinous character and the rich caramel makes it a rather tasty IPA to enjoy slowly. I really liked this brew, I even think it is underrated. Another solid IPA from the west-coast, a region that is well known for its west-coast style IPAs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8550) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2009
22 ounce bottle at the Relentless Thirst Gathering in Richmond, VA, 8.29.09. Pours a clear amber color with a medium head. Average head retention and lacing. Aroma is bitter citrus hops and nutty malt notes. Taste is bitter citrus hops with light malty notes. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Beautiful deep copper pour with a two finger cream colored head. Excellent floral and citrus nose. The flavor is way more earthy and even gritty. Dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1474) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Tap: Darl copper with light cream head. Musty hops aroma, lots of moisture as if someone had just sprayed down a pile of hops with water. It has a flowery bitter flavor with a thin finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2009
Clear orange red with a small head. Aroma is malty and hoppy. Pretty juicy and a bit oily and full bodied. Simple and flavorful red overall. Balanced, earthy and sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3753) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2009
On tap at the Gingerman in Fort Worth, TX. Clear amber in color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is floral and hoppy with light grass and fruit. Taste is of light hops, floral, fruit, caramel and light grass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - AUG 18, 2009
22 oz bottle poured nto a deschutes pint glass. golden deep color with nice off white head, which left good lacing medium hoppy aroma, which grew slightly as the beer warmed. Good hoppy citrus flavor baolenced with nice sweet malt. finishes is slightly stick with a nice resinous dose of hops. a very drinkable ipa with some nice complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Bomber. Pours an amber body with a white head. Nice hop character, pine, grapefruit, with a lighter citrus and hop resinous body with a sweet malty finish. Nice brew.

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