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RATINGS: 823   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
burnabyt (27) - - FEB 11, 2013
seasonal 6 pack. Pours 1 finger of French vanilla foam. Quickly recedes to a thin sticky lace. Beautiful translucent amber body (like a "pears" soap). Chewy mouthfeel. Love the malt profile- sweet, full, mellow. A hint of hop citrus to make the brew complete. This is a highly sessionable APA. (IMO mirror pond is more of a NWPA given the strong hop presence) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1196) - 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 (1948) - 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 (1787) - 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 (57) - - 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 (116) - 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 (3143) - 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 (992) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bosco (162) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Amber brown with sudsy bubbles. Low carbonation, sweet, burnt toast, some fruit notes. Refreshing finish. $9.99/multi six pack, Binnyís Beverage Depot, Elmwood Park, IL


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