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RATINGS: 936   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GandGKevin (933) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Bomber. Pours amber with a tall white head. Nice citrusy hop aromas. Good lacing with a fair amount of carbonation. Very tasty and balanced with a slightly bitter finish. Overall this is a very very good IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2009
22oz bottle from a recent trade.....pours a dark hazy caramel orange brown with a thin to moderate frothy white head.... aroma of caramel malts and very heldback from a hop perspective flavors of dark fruit and caramel malt with subdied citrus hops. crisp and lively but somewhat lacking in assertiveness for a 7% brew. dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (5096) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Thanks kiefdog for the share. Pours amber with and off-white head. Nose is caramel, pine, and peach. Flavor is caramel, malt backbone with piney resin. Medium bodied and balanced with nice solid malty body. Solid Ipa.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Lovely cascadey aroma of citrus and pine greets you nicely. Clear reddish gold in color with a quickly disappearing head. Some lacing. Light in body. Lots of citrus and grass in flavor is a bit contrasting with the crystal malt. Itís sort of stuck between an IPA and red, and itís a tough place to be stuck. Itís a nice quaffer from a great brewery, but I like the other offerings a bit more.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6445) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2009
bottle, via trade with scrizz, amber orange color with light foam, has a nice piney malty aroma, flavor of red pineapple, malts, citric bitterness

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cavie (4221) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Bottle courtesy of blutt59. Clear orange pour. Large hop profile on the aroma. A bit catty. Subtle flavor with a hint of hops. Dries slightly but leaves a wet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6220) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Draft at Humpyís, Anchorage. Interestinly enough, this is actually red. I donít see a chair in it. Caramel malt forms the foundation here, with a decent NW USA hoppiness on top. Definitely a sessionable brew, well put together. (#3566, 6/25/2009)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3603) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 26, 2009
22 ounce bottle purchased at the Davis Food Co-Op. Aroma is sweet, sugary (candied) with some caramel maltiness and some metallic hop notes present. Hints of spice present themselves as well. Nicely aromatic. Transparent copper body with a moderate off-white head and some nice froth. Fair legging. Sweet, chewy caramel maltiness present to start with a nice oily body. Has a nice metallic, spicy hop presence later on and some late lingering sweetness. Nicely balanced. Pleasant and drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 25, 2009
Nice extra from Hophead22. THanks TIm! Pours a clear amber with a nice fluffy offwhite head. Nice floral hop aroma, some bready malts, some grapefruit. Flavor is grapefruit and some caramel. nicely balanced. very smooth mouthfeel. Really easy to drink. Now all they have to do is double the hops and double the malts.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JAXSON (535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2009
Bomber, huge thanks to Brendan. Pours a sparkling clear amber with a creamy off-white head. Good pine and rock candy in the nose. Extraordinarily balanced flavor, starts with crisp pine and this refreshing cold sparkling touch, then some cool hops to round it off. I really like this one. Iím sure itís clearly at its best when fresh. My first Deschutes brew!


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