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RATINGS: 880   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11888) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 5, 2009
(2nd Shenandoah Throwdown, 220z bottle, thanks yobdoog) Clear amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, pine, some grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, pine/grapefruit, light bread. Medium body, some resin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2009
Bomber thanks to sparky27. Pours oranage with white head. Aroma is hops, citrus and caramel malt. Flavor is bitter hops, citrus, caramel malt and pine. Nicely balanced average IPA. Could have used more of a citrus punch to balance out the bitter hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2009
UPDATED: APR 8, 2010 On tap at seattle beer fest. lightly orange in color with a muted hop nose. Clear bitter taste but not overpowering.

re-rate now in bottles. This is a much more powerful nose of hops and malts with the same crisp taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12096) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2009
(22oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear copper body with a small off-white head. Aroma of citrus, grass, pine, toasted bread, caramel, and light pineapple. Flavor of hops (citrus, grass), toasted grain, and caramel malt.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6485) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2009
draft at freds rivertown. pours a hazy dark burnished copper with a pocked foamy mousse on top. mild freshish sweet pine nose. creamy medium body with decent carb. super dry piney biscuity mid palate that quickly succumbs to an intense resiny finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (4986) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2009
bottle thanks to blutt59. amber with a cream head. nose is pure citrusy hops. very nice on the palate with a smooth hop flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9953) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Bottle… O’sS&BS-I-T-YVBThrowdown… Clear amber/orange ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. Citrusy, piney hop goodness christens the nose. Medium to full-bodied with gentle carbonation. Nice balance - almost tilts toward the sweet side, but not quite. Fruity sweetness; grapefruit, piney bitterness. Lengthy, sweet, and then dry finish. Thanks to smith4498 for providing the bottle!

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Bottle. Pours a lush, thick cheddar orange with a lively body that meshes into a nice head of white. Aroma is a nice blend of SOUR fruits: grapefruit, orange, and more grapefruit. Slick and slimy nose. Flavor is a bit of a letdown; watered-down grapefruit and pine-soaked orange that simply dies on the tongue. Watery mouthfeel. Such promise, yet such let-down.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aquilo (560) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Pours reddish amber with medium sized head. Good lacing, and the head lasts a while, too. Very aromatic fruity smell. Smells of grapefruit, and some nice piney hops. The flavor is mild and well balanced, but what I notice more is the mouthfeel. Silky smooth and buttery! The flavors are delicate and hard to identify. I can taste some grapefruit and something floral. Perhaps honeysuckle? This is a very drinkable IPA. Deschutes never disappoints.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 29, 2009
(bottle). Pours a clear copper color. Medium size off white, frothy head. Hoppy grapefruit aroma. Avg hoppy flavor. Avg duration. Very light bitter finish. Slick texture. Good lacing. Moderate carbonation.


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