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RATINGS: 787   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robertjm (736) - Albany, California, USA - MAY 22, 2009
Very nice hoppy aroma when I poured it into the glass. The fine pine scent of Cascades for sure. Nice white head. Red body, almost like a dark rose wine. While the flavor is certainly on the hoppy side, thereís a good malt backbone that appears in the aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4080) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2009
On tap at pizza port Carlsbad. Dark amber pour, with off-white head. Quite hoppy, piney, caramel malt, biscuits, and citrus. Good beer, pretty easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BNSLY (54) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 21, 2009
22oz bottle. Very well balanced IPA. Smell those hops, some bitterness, overall good tasting and balanced beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
steview (1012) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 21, 2009
Indeed! A strong, somewhat earthy, session IPA. There is some paper quality underneath some citrus and sweetness. However, itíll do. Itíll do. Itís not bad. Itís not the wing beneath my wings. I donít have any wings. My wife has wings every month, but thatís enough about wings. I donít like Red Bull either.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rusty (1533) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2009
Pours a orange copper color with a nice fluffy white head. Aroma is hops, citrus, malts. Flavor is oily citrusy hops, touch of malt, a bit watery but has a nice hop profile. Bitter finish, and very sessionable. Nice IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2009
22 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a clear copper color with a two finger thick light tan head. Nice lacing. Aroma is cascade hops. I swear it smells like a SNPA. Flavor is somewhat subdued. hops and light malt. Has a slight floral hop presence. Without out that, I would swear I was drinking a SNPA. Medium body. Overall, a nice IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (2480) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2009 22 oz bottle. 6.4% ABV, 55 IBU. New recipe?? Pours a thick lasting head, over a clear orangy golden (SRM 10-15) body.....nose redolent and heavy with citrus and light pine.....taste is much lighter and softer than anticipated (given the nose) with mild malt sweetness to start and medium lingering, very refreshing bitterness to finish. This is very, very, nicely balanced, more "East Coast" than many, a great session beer.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MeisterBrew (138) - Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA - MAY 18, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a good size fluffy white head. Aroma of sweet citrus, and a hint of pine. Flavor is very nice... citrusy and sweet. Very little lingering bitterness. Very refreshing and tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2526) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 17, 2009
Bottle. A deep brownish copper color with a foamy tan head. Sweet floral citrus hop aroma. Well balanced, bitter finish and dry. Malty and earthy but with a bitter dry hop finish. A good balanced IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4354) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 17, 2009
This is pretty nice. Flavor is hoppy but just the right amount for how Iím feeling right now. A little bit tinny in the finish. Good stuff.


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