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RATINGS: 818   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.


2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Tejas (860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Draught > Gingerman. This is an IPA? Wow, could’ve fooled me. I thought it was an amber. Now I gotta hammer it for not tasting anything like an IPA. Just way to malty.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 20, 2009
Bottle. Dark amber with a thick rich lasting head. Rich delicious citrus hop aroma. Thick body. Easy drinking. Nice balance. Steady tasty citrus and toffee malt. Nice sweetness and a citrus burst in the finish. Aftertaste is a moderate hop level that slowly fades down. 7%? Damn!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ano1ridesthe19 (23) - Chico, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
22 ounce bomber drank at a fire pit right off the coast in Fort Bragg Ca. Nice bitter sweet taste with smooth hop and spice flavor. Pretty basic for Deschutes, but not to bad overall.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brenn79 (1467) - Idaho, USA - JUL 19, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2010 This IPA is suprisingly smooth and creamy, with a mild bitterness that lingers. Personally i like my IPA’s to be more intensely hoppy, but very drinkable. 3-27-10 - This is not a re-rate, because I don’t have a Red Chair in front of me, but wasn’t this an IPA when it first came out, In fact the bottle described it as an experimental IPA, now it is considered a Northwest Pale Ale, WTF.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gkost (1711) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Kiefdog. Pours a nice amber color with a thick white head. Nose is sweet hops, citrus, fruit, pine and floral notes. Flavor is a very well balanced sweet caramel malt, some sweet fruit flavors, slight alcohol presence, bitter pine and sharp citrus hops. Very very nice. I could drink a bunch of this.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hopcrazy (27) - Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2009
22 oz bottle pours a clear copper color with a thick pillowy white head. Not much lacing. Mild malty nose (and I have a cold so I’ll try this one again). Taste is somewhat hoppy and more sweet maltiness with some mild metallic twinge in there at the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (3872) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Bottle shared at the UFC 100 gathering, no idea at all who brought this one, sorry. Poured a nice clear orange/amber body with an average sized foamy off whiten head. Aroma was citrus hops with a touch of pine, caramel and toffee. Medium bodied with average carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Flavor was similar to the aroma. Overall a decent IPA but could use a touch more bitterness to keep hopheads such as myself happy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Bottle at Throwdown at Otakuden. Clear amber body. Very hoppy smell with sweet fruitiness as well. Taste is similar, with light caramel malts mixed in there. really tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOMeal (1090) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2009
bomber. Pours a clear amber with a big, tan head. Great lacing. Nose is of hops, but less than expected. Taste is better than the nose, with hops and malt noticeable. Mouthfeel is medium bitter with lots of carbonation. A little below the good IPAs.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
captaincass (45) - Everson, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2009
smells crisp and very deschutesy, hoppy but a little tame, has that deschutes sweetness too, tastes crisp and very nice hop flavor could use a little more as well as some hop bitterness to balance out the sweetness.


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