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RATINGS: 824   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, itís an insiderís ride to fresh thrills.


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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sleuthdogg (31) - Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Appearance: This beer poured a real nice looking hazy orange color with an absolute huge white fluffy head. The head was a good four finger size and left a ton and I mean a TON of lacing behind. The head settles down to a light fluff floating on top of my beer. I love the color of this beer. Itís very enticing to say the least. Smell: Right off the bat orange peel smacks me in the face. Itís like a sweet tangerine mixed with pineapple and grapefruit. This is followed by a piney and floral hop presence but I must mention that the hop nots are light on the nose. Very nice nose Taste: Wow what a well balanced beer here. There is the slight hop bite mixed with orange and mango fruitiness. There is a breadiness and toasted character found in it also. I am also finding a caramel taste in it that seems to add a background sweetness that is super enjoyable! Mouthfeel: I find this beer to be super creamy in the mouth. It almost feels as though I squirted whipped cream in my mouth and have that creamy feeling left behind. The carbonation is moderate at best and I believe this adds to the creamy feeling of this beer. Overall: I true pleasure to drink this one. I mean I could sit back and put away quite a few of these. Not overly hoppy and not overly sweet or fruity either. Just an absolute perfect balance to be able to enjoy any time. I know this one was past itís prime according to the best by date but itís excellent IMO even three months past said date.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Andresvendsen (195) - - AUG 5, 2014
Råkade få med denna i en beställning en gång och ojsan vilken trevlig överraskning. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1224) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle at Claim Company at Northbrook Court. Reddish orange pour, malty smell. Light fruit. Taste follows, but with a sour fruit (almost Am Strong-ish) component. 13.2

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (1977) - Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Nice amber/orange color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of citrus hops, floral, & some fruit; Flavor of caramel malt, pine hops, some fruit, and citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Solid.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bubbleflubber (1816) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 19, 2014
On tap from the brewer, this pours a nice amber into the glass, with a super eggshell head that leaves nice lacing. The nose is of caramel, citrus and farmhouse notes. Flavors of caramel, candied orange, stone fruits and nice bitter hopping accompany a light peppering alcohol finish. Medium-bodied and oily on the palate, this is a wonderful brew.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
e303 (68) - - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle to pint glass. Best by 5/15. P is super clear amber with decent white head. Aroma is cut grass, citrus, and malt. Taste is the same. Finish is dry and balanced. Good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shot (132) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Pours reddish golden with a rocky white head. Aromas of sweet malt, citrus and pine. Flavors are citrus and cut grass. Finishes with lemon peel and pine needles. Clean mouthfeel with a fairly dry finish, but a lingering hop bite. Thereís an upfront sweetness that is quickly swamped by a tangy hoppiness. This is really good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Pours copper, finger white head Smell big piney citrus Taste smooth fruity, citrus Light body Great, even better on nitro

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mkel07 (3322) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2014
330ml bottle from The Wine Emporium. Rating from February 2014. Yet another great beer from Deschutes. Big red colour with full malt nose and caramel, and toffee flavour.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mensch (246) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Not getting the "citrus punch," as advertised, but @ $4.99/ 6 pack, really wasnít expecting a knockout blow. Plenty of juicy malt and hop flavors. A little rotten fruit/mineral note in the finish. Not bad.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ComradeK (1009) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2014
355ml bottle. Pours a handsome, slightly hazy, copper amber, with a medium off-white head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. Floral, mandarin, kiwifruit and lemon hops notes sit over a caramel malt base to create an alluring aroma. Orange and lemon hops up front gain a softer floral character leading into the mid-palate, where they are joined by full-bodied caramel and toffee malt. Kiwifruit and lemon hops give it a refreshing finish. This is a very high-quality APA. Itís hops flavours are very pleasant, and balanced with just enough malt body. A perfect example of well-balanced brewing.


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