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RATINGS: 887   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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4.1
   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
purpledotdays (2) - Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2015 does not count
An IPA without going overboard on the hops. Very tasty, but not a good choice for the Budweiser drinker. Another hreat beer from Oregon, cannot wait to move back.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
bartzluke (213) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 21, 2015
12 oz pour from chilled bottle into shaker pint. Pours amber, clear as day, and well carbonated with an ephemeral fizzy head. Nose is weak. A little woody and kind an oil scent. Medium body leaning towards dry. Kind of a sticky finish. Taste is herby, bitter, and woody in the middle with a strange finish. Aftertaste recalls beets or turnips. Not a big fan. Might be a bad bottle. Tastes a little skunky.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AgentAle (997) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 17, 2015
Aroma is citrus, grapefruit, passionfruit, crystal malts and caramel. Taste is sweet hops with a pleasant full bodied profile balanced fabulously. The hoppy aromas clone the taste. Finishes surprisingly smooth. Appearance is a clear amber with a medium frothy nitrogen head that looks fabulous.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1685) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2015
Tap at CRAFT Edmonton. Nitro pours clear Amber with tons of frothy head and lots of lacing. Nose is quiet some cereal. Flavours of plums, light cereal, maybe grapes. Taste light bitter light sweet. Light/medium creamy body with low carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
barn0216 (487) - California, USA - APR 27, 2015
Bottle. Reddish copper, lots of creamy foam. Grass, light grain and hop notes, wish the aroma came through more strongly. Flavor calls to the same, bit of toasted bread, lightly bitter. Well balanced, sessionable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMCtime (67) - Washington, USA - APR 25, 2015
Rich, creamy, malty and smooth. Sweet-tart citrus with some bitter to balance and a hint of nuttiness. Adds a variety of notes to a pale ale while still keeping the traditional flavors. Overall very flavorful and very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VertBaconStrips (2151) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
On tap at revo. Nitro pour. Cool combo of good beer and the mystery addition of a nitro feed. Easy 5 on feel. The taste is exactly what it should be but itís just fascinating behind the nitro infusion. Mellow overall. Caramel, toasted malts, pine, lemon, rrfg, hint of something tropical. I guess this is how you spruce up an average beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smallfry (161) - - APR 14, 2015
(Bottle) Wow! I wasnít 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 (968) - 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 (741) - - 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


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