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RATINGS: 831   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3241) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2009 Local bottle. Pours a clear bronze colour with a white head and nice lacing. Aroma is a nice blend between grapefruit and piney hops. The flavour is pretty gentle for an IPA. Very easy to drink and probably more of a gateway IPA to get your palate ready for hoppier brews.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2009
5/1/09 on draft at Malt and Vine, Redmond, Wa. Aroma is quite grassy with a good sweet/sour balance. Appearance is clear copper with a low maintained white head. Flavor is heavily sour, both in malt and hops and again a bit too grassy, out of balance. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with a moderate carb texture. Overall, a touch out of balance, but the aroma helps.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
greenhorn1 (822) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 1, 2009
22 oz bottle. Tasty. Pours a clear orange with a big frothy head, tons of lacing, and big lively carbonation. Aroma and flavor is mainly citrus, some floral notes, which is balanced well with crystal malt. This is way to easy to drink, they need to bottle this year round.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (2726) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 10, 2009
Tap at Deschutes: Hazy gold pour, smaller head. Sweet and hoppy. Nice floral compliment to the citrus presence. Light malts. Tamer than Hop Henge, still quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
boFNjackson (4171) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Tap @ their Portland Public House... Poured clear amber with a thin white head. Floral hops and sweet, leafy herbal aroma. Lots if carbonation and really dry. There was a lot of malt that created sweet, caramel flavors which subdued the hops quite a bit for an IPA. Finished like seltzer with a little barley too. Seemed more like a pale ale. They had another pub exclusive IPA that was lower in alcohol and IBUs, I went with this one thinking it would be more complex, but now I’m second guessing myself.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (13246) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2009
Clear golden color with scant white head. Very floral aroma. Medium bodied, taste of fresh hops with bitterness throughout, lingering finish. Classic American style IPA, but not overbearing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2009
PDX Deschutes pub. Deep amber with a small white head. Pretty balanced ipa, not a big hop bomb, more balanced with citrusy and piney floralness, but a milder bitterness. I’m not sure what "unconventional" way they used the hops in it, in the mash?, but overall it turned out nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiddleBrau (962) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2008
On tap at the public house in Portland. Amber with nice white head. Malty aroma and flavor. Well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2008
On tap at brewery in Bend - Finally, a decent IPA from my favorite brewery! After a few disappointing tries from this spectacular brewery (Quail Springs, Inversion), this is an IPA to sink your teeth into. I hope they dump Inversion and start bottling this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2008
On tap at the Horsebrass in PDX--Hazy amber bodied brew with a bready malty nose with a piny citrus nose.

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