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RATINGS: 942   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6502) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cavie (4303) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6312) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3621) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JAXSON (536) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5358) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 24, 2009
Sampled on 5/29/2009. This IPA pours a medium red amber color from a 22oz bottle. Large sized white foamy head, with good retention and nice lacing. The aroma is resiny and grapefruity with some malt sweetness. A medium bodied IPA. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet. The hops are grapefruity and piney. Itís a fairly bitter IPA with a nice malt backbone. There are really sweet fruity malts balanced by some big aggressive hops. Is this a PNW take on an English India Pale Ale? Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (4123) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 22, 2009
Bomber from BevMo. Clear golden-amber appearance with a white head. Very nice aroma of pale malt and piney C-hops. Flavor is piney/citrusy C-hops balanced by semi-sweet pale malt with slight caramel. Crisp and somewhat dry on the palate with medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brewsmith (148) - Torrance, California, USA - JUN 22, 2009
From a 22 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Nose is full of Pacific NW hops. Citrusy and a little toast. Clear amber with a half inch tan head. Clean bitterness up front with a bitter orange peel flavor from the hops. Malt is clean and not heavy or sweet with a bit of that toasty character coming through. Bitterness lingers on the tongue, although mouthfeel is fairly crisp and dry for the strength. A very nice IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3717) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Bottle at ACBF09. Pours orange with a small head. Aroma of citrus, hop oils, and grassy hops. Yum! Flavor is similar--hops oils with a citrus finish. The malt backbone is a little weak and the beer is not as balanced as some of the great IPAs. But still, quite an enjoyable beer. 8/4/7/4/15 (3.8/5)

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