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RATINGS: 846   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2009
Bomber. Pours clear dark amber with a 2 finger light tan head that leaves great lacing. The nose is ripe citrus and malt. The taste is citrus, caramel and light pine in the finish that lingers a bit. Medium bodied. Not as citrusy as the aroma suggests, but itís a nice drinkable IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChazMania (658) - Pasadena, California, USA - MAY 13, 2009
Bomber poured into pint glass. Nice aroma with good head and lacing on glass. The taste is smooth with some crisp hop, but not hugely bitter (which I like the bitter). Coating texture on tongue. Very easy to drink and worth the 5.49 price.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerme (25) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Bottle from The Beer Authority, poured a clear orange color with a big foamy head. Citrus hop aroma. Smooth body without a big malt character followed by a bitter punch. Flavor, abv and body are right in my wheel house. Iíll ride the chair again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DiabolikDUB (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 12, 2009
Poured from Growler into snifter. Pours a beautiful red copper with a creamy white head that lasts. This is a beautiful looking beer, top notch. Smells like fresh hops, a little spicy but mostly citrusy. This beer tastes great, it doesnít overwhelm you with hops but you definitely know there are plenty. A slight tangy flavor that develops in a lasting bitterness. The body is light and crisp. I could and will drink this beer all evening long. Iím hoping this stuff with last on the shelves as well as on the taps because I look forward to enjoying this beer for sometime.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2009
22oz bottle $5.19. nice orange color, healthy head. Smell is average and teh taste is slightly bitter. i can tell it has a decent amount of hops due to the fruitiness but like Inversion and Hop Henge it is juts not my lane. I prefer California style IPAís much more. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 05-09-2009 20:44:38

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Glorious color - medium amber that radiates light well with off-white head. The amber is such an appetizing color. Aroma is a delight of black Ceylon tea aromas, metallic hops, biscuits, and faint citrus. On the palate the tea flavors resume with toasty/biscuity malt that tries to hold up to the metallic, piney hops. The pine carries through to the finish. One of my favorite hoppy beers now because I love the ones that bring in some of the tea aromas/flavors with the hops.

4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ndubs360 (114) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2009
from a 22 oz bottle. pours an almost transparant orange color. Aromas seem well balanced. Finally an ipa that isnít meant for longtime smokers who have ruined their taste buds. well balanced and mellow.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
trevor211 (1356) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2009
Pours a copper color with a thick, off-white head. Nose is really, really nice - citrus hop backbone, with a honey-caramel malt counter. This would be a fantastic summer brew - mild but still flavorful, with enough hops to make it refreshing and no more than just enough malts to balance it out. Lively carbonation, and the flavor lingers for a while. Slighly oily (or even watery) mouthfeel - thatís certainly not its strongpoint - and it doesnít "wow" you in any way, but itís extremely drinkable and entirely satisfying.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2009
22oz poured into tulip Poured a golden copper with creamy head Good lacing. Aroma of C hops and some floral notes Taste is not very bitter, not that dry, rather watery body. Some residual sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2009
22pz bottle from BevMo Mission Valley. Pours clear copper with a fluffy off white head with good lacing. Nose of citrus hops, light malt and some grains. Flavor was medium on the bitterness with good balance on the palate. Finish was moderately sticky.


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