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RATINGS: 797   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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2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
SODAK14 (266) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - MAR 23, 2013
My first andevture in the Deschutes Brewery line and was really disappointed. I am on the opposite end of the spectrum of most raters as I found this brew too citrusy and bitter.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stxoil (1) - Texas, USA - APR 22, 2014 does not count
Pours a clear copper. Nice hoppy aroma. Great hops taste but not overwhelming and has a strong malty backbone. One of my faves. Pity itís so hard to find around Houston.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerathon (960) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2014
Copper color with nice frothy head. Rather bland hop profile and a sweet bubblegum like aftertaste that isnít good. Disappointing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shadey (1867) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 20, 2014
On tap at East Nashville Beer Festival 2014. Maybe a standard red-IPA, but the quality is high from Deschutes. Red orange color with solid hops that are flavorful and bright. Caramel malt adds some heft and body and rounds out the flavor. Really nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (1614) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2014
From a bottle. Pours hazy copper with a bubbly beige head and some lacing. Tastes strong hops, but mild bitterness. Strong orange and sweet grapefruit. Slightly nutty and grassy. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like hops, caramel, nutty, orange.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3049) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours mostly clear amber/copper with creamy off-white head. Aroma is cereal and toasted malts, floral notes, light pear, and faint tropical fruit. Flavor is good balance of bready malts and floral hops with some light caramel and faint fruit esters; dry finish with a touch of bitterness. Medium body and carbonation.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cunningham (4035) - 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 (1620) - 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 (156) - 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, canít taste a flaw here. Finish is sweet with some hops in the background. Great beer! Would love to get this one again!


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