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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, it’s an insider’s ride to fresh thrills.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2009
Bottle 65 cl. Clear amber with a lacing off-white head. Sweet, citrusy hop aroma with a peachy edge also. Medium body, sweet caramel and fruits - quite sweet actually. Discreetly bitter finish. A very pleasant if a little sweet IPA. 130909

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 12, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours clearish amber with a moderate sized, creamy, offwhite head and good lace. Smells caramelly malty and earthy hoppy. Subdued, slightly metallic hops. Tastes malty, caramelly sweet with a moderate earthy hop flavor, not bitter at all just like the label says. Flavors falls pretty flat for me though, could use the bitterness I think. Medium body, coats the mouth, pretty gross, good carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cstuartj (989) - Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Pours amber red thin white head. Mild hoppy maltynose. Very light hop flavor nice finish.

3.4
   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.

3.7
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6078) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8617) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AgentSteve (1627) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1510) - 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.

3.4
   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.


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