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RATINGS: 899   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheMaha (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Iíve had several tasting of this brew prior to reviewing. Iíve poured it in several different glasses and really enjoyed it most from my nonic pint. My overall impressions are that this is a beautiful pale ale in the English pub bitter/ale tradition with a unique and tasty American hop profile. In the aroma the sweet caramel and cereal like malt notes are in the fore, followed quickly by the citrus, tangerine and stone fruit like hops. Pours perfectly in the nonic pint with a light tan three finger head with small tight bubbles and just a bit of fluffiness. The taste is pitch perfect. The hops give you both a crisp and lingering bitterness with nice citrus, gentle pine and lemongrass. Very forward but never overpowering. The malts are sweet caramel and toffee, balanced and with a nice grain backbone. The palate is simply spot on and delightful for the style. Red Chair is both sessionable and well worth savoring. Red Chair isnít going to set the world on fire, but it is just so damn good. An easy drinker that defines the style and is always a welcome quaff at a very nice price. About $14.00 a 12 pack. Bound to be a crowd pleaser and very fridge worthy. Cheers

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tightslice (439) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Bottle from Beltramoís in Menlo Park, CA. One step below Bellís Two Hearted Ale. You know what Iím saying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heyden (110) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 29, 2015
Rating this a day later; (posthumously? Lol). Great example of a classic US pale, fruity and well balanced

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2015
On tap at Brunzies. A little grassy and vegetal with cooked peas. Grain mash and fresh hop aroma. Medium coppery amber clear with creamy off-white lacing head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts mild with light caramel and a bit of fresh grassy hop character. Medium bitter notes in the finish with mild after.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StevieT (1000) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2015
From a bottle. Fresh aroma, pours red, thin head, big hop punch, biscuit finish, good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (2613) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle share round at Richyís. Reddy amber, with a loose, off white head. Lots of grapefruit and orange. Zesty bitter. Oily, zesty palate. Bitter finish. Liked this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (3032) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
2nd annual midland bottle tasting group. Bottle from stirchley wines. Amber beer with small head. Aroma of orchard fruits and malts. Taste is dry leaf, malts, some grapefruit and caramel. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichTheVillan (4499) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle during 2nd Annual Midlands tasting group; clear amber pour with a soapy white head, aroma has orange and pine, taste has grapefruit, some orange, quite nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jennajlover (135) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Seems like marries otter malts preface this. The hop punch in aroma is exactly that a citrus hop punch. The malts add such a nice dimension. Enjoyable predicable hop bomb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnRMurdoch (3792) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2015
12oz bottle from Hippo Beers. Deep orange brown, big foamy head, lot of sediment. Resin, grain, boiled sweet & hop aroma. Soapy dry barley and hop flavour. Sharp with bitter aftrertaste. More an amber ale to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinator (1392) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Nice citrus hop aroma. Pretty copper color. Normal mouthfeel. Tropical bitterness up front but not to harsh. Treads a fine line between pale ale and IPA.

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