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RATINGS: 792   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ozarkspops (311) - - FEB 27, 2013
Gorgeous slightly hazy orange copper pour. Plenty of depth with a light off white head. Good lacing. Very hoppy, nwpa, aroma. Grapefruit, citrus, pine. Caramel aromas can still come through. Flavor is disappointing. Falls short for what aroma and appearance set up. Malt flavor was a tad chalky. Hop flavors did not shine anywhere near to how the aroma did. I feel the shortfall is in the yeast. Out of place estery character is throwing me off. ---Rated via iPhone


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cunningham (4027) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
Appearance: Cloudy deep golden color with a white head. Some lacing.
Aroma: Dusty, fruity, malty, sour and hoppy.
Palate: Medium (+) body. Tad sweet, and an ok bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Sweet malty, sour, fruity and hoppy.
Overall impression: Unbalanced and a bit sour.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with Nisse666

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopmelt (106) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2014
Pours hazy orange, thick off white head lots of thick lacing. Aroma citrus, pine, floral hops, bready caramel malt. Taste on the bitter side of balanced, complex, all flavors on the nose come through. Mouth feel fuller side of a medium body, medium carbonation, slight bitter hop astringency, balanced finish. Very good beer, complex yet balanced, all flavors work very well together in this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reberiii (263) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2014
Pours deep amber/orange, half finger of foam. Not a terribly memorable, but it has notes of grapefruit bitter, banana, and other citrus.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (1616) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 18, 2014
Bottle poured into pint glass, clearish hazy kinda red pour with white head.. clean refreshing aoma, sugar, hints of fruit..nice lightly bitter, VERY easy drinking , pretty awesome shit.. would love to try on tap

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
matty (155) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear dark amber color with a 1/2" white head that settles quickly to a film. Nice aroma of a combination of primarily of citrus with some pine notes. Great balance of malt and hops, can’t taste a flaw here. Finish is sweet with some hops in the background. Great beer! Would love to get this one again!

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gnoff (7465) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2014
Bottle at CBC Denver, April 10 2014.
Clear golden color, teal head. Sweet, fruity, estery scent. Malty, bitter, grainy taste. Bitter aftertaste. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tackjc (10) - - APR 11, 2014
Hard to find a good example of IPA in the Northwest, but this is one, even with the label "Pale Ale". Strong lemon aroma at opening. Thick head that lingers a while. Nice orange tint from the malt. Strong hop flavor, that doesn't linger. I prefer an easygoing pale ale, but I'd recommend this to any hop head.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhp40219 (256) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 6, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours amber with a bit of and orange hue. One finger off white, almost tan head that leaves a lot of sticky lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, pine, wheat, white bread. Taste is an excellent balance of earthy hop, malt and grain. Getting pine, bready malt, wheat, cereal grains, caramel and grapefruit. Nothing overbearing, just several different tastes all working together in harmony. Crisp and refreshing. Dry, average length finish of caramel, bready malts and earthy hops. Medium bodied, slick texture, a little higher than average carbonation. An excellent APA here. Like an amber ale, an IPA, and a pale ale all in one. Very well done!

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
obxdude10 (1971) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2014
The Red Chair is an insanely great APA! The beer pours a bright copper color with an ample off-white head. The head leaves a beautiful, sticky lacing around the glass. The nose is well-balanced, with plenty of bold and spicy hops, but also a fair amount of malt. I smelled some subtle hints of bread, yeast, grass, hay, caramel, wheat and toffee. The flavors are extremely well-balanced, also. There’s a ton of fruity and spicy hops up front, and the bready and sweet malts take over toward the finish. The beer finishes balanced, hoppy, bitter, sweet, bready and delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (499) - - APR 3, 2014
2014 bottle to a tulip glass. Pours a hazy auburn color with a foamy off-white head with sticky lacing. Aroma is light and smooth. Lemon-lime on top of caramel, bready malt. As advertised, the malt is the main player in the taste. Butterscotch, caramel and a little graininess blankets the tongue with a nice lemon-lime hop bitterness at the end. Medium-full mouthfeel with a little astringent burn. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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