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RATINGS: 883   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAY 29, 2009
Sampled in a 22oz. Nice brew. Lots of hops and some good quality malts. Pour light brown / redish. A light amount of head. Drinks smooth. Well worth a try.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAY 28, 2009
on tap at papago... clear orange - copper color with a soft off white head and random lace drips. it smells slightly resinous on top of orange, pine, dry grass, earthy spice and pale malt. the flavor has the same components along with peaches, grapefruit and dirt with a mellow lingering bitterness. it is very dry and earthy throughout. it is medium in body with a tingly feeling on the tongue...man, this stuff is insanely drinkable! 7.5/3/8/5/17/4.05

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Bomber. Pours clear golden orange with a lacy pale yellow head. The taste and aroma are loaded with all the good stuff that hops can give you. Softly bitter finish, sort of the west coast version of Two Hearted Ale. I really should have gotten a couple of these badboys.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GMCC2181 (1550) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Bottle from spark-dog. Thanks bro! Red in color, kinda of a surpise, not much head. Decent aroma of citrus hops and malt. Taste is way malty then expected... not in a bad way just not as hoppy as expected. The description says they were going to a hoppy IPA with out the bitterness...it really is that....but I love my bitterness so I was a little let down. Anyway.... not bad just not the west coast IPA I was expecting

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2009
One of the highlights in my recent, quick journey to Washington. Was actually rather disappointed with the brews this time around. Amber to copper in color. Nice fresh hops aromas, with grapefruit, pine, caramel and grass. Nice smooth near oily feel. Malt and grain mix with floral and grapefruit hops. A touch grainy but otherwise an enjoyable brew.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3844) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Pours an orange gold color with an off white head. It has a nice pungent hop aroma with pine, grapefruit, and a little caramel. Very fruity flavor with grapefruit, peaches, and sweet apples. It lacks a good spicy malt base that I like with my IPA’s, and the appley flavor is a big off putting for me, but otherwise, a tasty beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Pours a bright orange hue, big thick white foam persists, excellent clarity. Nose is piney hops and bready malts, light fruit and citrus. Flavor is thick bread and biscuit malts balanced out by lighter grass/pine hops, touch of citrus, finishes slightly bitter and dry. Medium-bodied, smooth and silky texture, moderate carbonation. Very well-balanced, easy drinking, balanced IPA of the single variety.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrownDogBeer (50) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 26, 2009
22 0z Bottle. Pours a medium amber. Aroma of hops with a little woody scent. medium body with citrus /pine hop taste. No real bittering a little hard to place.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Pours amber with a good head that lingers. Nice lacing. Sweet malt and citrus aromas. Full nectar with pillowy soft effers. A sturdy malt backbone provides a good foundation to build the spiny hop 2x4’s. Great balance is achieved. Mellow, soft and delicious.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
shotgunn (34) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 25, 2009
It pours out of the bottle golden red w/a little head that disperses quickly and laces the glass a little. To the nose it is straight HOPS. It tastes crisp, a little bit of pine and a little bit of citrus, and finishes clean. It is truely a great northwest IPA that has become the standard for American IPA’s. Another great beer from Deschutes, congrats guys.


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