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RATINGS: 880   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.


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
piscator34 (2036) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, - APR 27, 2013
Draft sample. Pale amber in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of faint citric and floral hops and rich pale and caramel malts. Malt forward in the mouth, but with enough dryness and hop to provide balance. Soft mouthfeel with mild bitterness. Kind of average overall.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smallfry (132) - - APR 14, 2015
(Bottle) Wow! I wasn’t expecting much and this took me by surprise. I nice clean sweetness, some interesting character, and a slight bitterness. Fairly bold- this beer is pretty confident about itself and rightly so. Would definitely get again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (931) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2015
Subdued aroma of malt and hops with a hint of citrus. Pours a great looking caramel color with a well laced white head. Balanced taste of hops and malts, full bodied with a mildly bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerdedDave (684) - - APR 9, 2015
deep amber color; floral hops and caramel malt aroma; bitter, floral, piney hops on a medium bodied caramel malt base; bitter finish

4.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Baybrew (4) - California, USA - APR 8, 2015 does not count
Deschutes gets the balance right in this pale ale: it has some of the heft of an IPA but isn’t trying to win the hops arms race. I’d drink this all year round if they sold it all year round. Unfortunately, it’s a winter seasonal release.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1255) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
On tap. Pours with a slight haze coppery colour. Hppy citrus notes are met with matly backbone but this is rather light in aroma. Same sort of medium to light body on the palate but rather sweeter than expected has a real candy cane flavour to it. Interesting but far from their best brew.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheSilentSaint (70) - Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2015
Clear orange pour. Smells light yeast and fruits. Taste light yeast and citrus fruits. Good overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6734) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 29, 2015
(Bottle) Amber colour with frothy, beige head, leaving traces of lacing. Malty, fruity nose with treacle toffee, orange peel, marmalade, caramel, apricots and a touch of grapefruit. Malty, fruity taste with notes of orange peel, grapefruit, caramel, treacle toffee, passion-fruit, apricots and a balanced citric bitterness in the finish. Medium body, with a touch of caramel sweetness. Well balanced, fresh and tasty pale ale. Nice one.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bstewart151 (8) - - MAR 27, 2015 does not count
Nice American hop aroma. Golden red ale, with a nice fruity / malty balance. Really disappointed that they only bring this one out seasonally. One of my favorites from Deschutes.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
YigSvartka (169) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
Translucent golden red. Meager head. Satisfying, but relatively mild aroma containing notes of malt, caramel, citrus, and hops. Mid bodied. Wonderful taste characteristics beginning with a smooth combination of malt and caramel, then finishing with these underlying flavours supplemented with citrus and hops. Quite hoppy, yet as the description suggests, toned down with a fair amount of malt. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pictoman (721) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
Poured from the tap. Clear orangey brown with off white head. Grapefruit and pine hops with mild toffee malt. Medium body.


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