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RATINGS: 914   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   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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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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndresTM (423) - Texas, USA - FEB 8, 2016
Sharp, zesty, warming aromatics of grapefruit, brown sugar, orange peel, honey-lemon, ripe pineapples, and even a bit of eucalyptus. Burnt sugar and malts give an ever sweeter impression. Moderately carbonated body of medium viscosity. The taste is medium bitter and medium sweet, almost like a U.S. barneywine light. Substantial and interesting, if not particularly memorable in any given direction.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3972) - Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2016
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 3/4/2016. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of juicy citrus/pine hops and dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon/orange peel, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/pine hops and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding pale ale! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/pine hops and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
phillybass (80) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2016
This is a decent IPA. Not particularly interesting. Drinkable but would not want more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holtguy (144) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2016
Pours slightly hazy burnt sienna. Thin off white head. Good lacing. Aroma is malt, and a little funky. Not necessarily in a good way. Flavor is malty, mildly sweet, slightly soapy, mild bitterness and earthy, pine hop. Somehat dry. Very good, off putting aroma notwithstanding.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Turboninja (346) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2016
Bottle@home, from Wine Spot, Cleveland, USA. Medium slightly sweet aroma with malts, berries and some toffee. Copper/amber color with small white head and clear liquid. Medium balanced taste with berries, nuts and malts. A hint of bitterness, otherwise very soft and smooth. Wide taste spectrum and medium malty and hoppy aftertaste. Medium/light, round body with light carbonation. Overall, high quality and different, still a bit simple product.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (1197) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Draft @ Varsity Pub (Marshall, MN). Poured bright copper in color, clear with a nice off white head that left some lacing. Aroma of citrus fruit, wheat and some malts. Taste is slightly bitter, some citrus notes; balanced with some malts. Easygoing, enjoyable, Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ebone1988 (774) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2016
Aroma is malt, pine, tropical fruit, tons of malt. Appearance is amber, off beige head. Taste is tons and tons of malt, some pine, some tropical fruit, but mostly malt. Mouthfeel is creamy medium body, medium carbonation, malty aftertaste. Overall, this is very unimpressive.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (2542) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2016
Copper amber with a white head. A good portion of sweet but not caramel malt balance out a medium hop bitterness. Candied citrus notes entice and bring me back for more. Medium bitter finish. A great pint for a night out. Not over the top hops nor is it a slow drinking malt bomb.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SvanteL (118) - SWEDEN - JAN 11, 2016
Kopparfärgad med medelstor skumkrona som lämnar rester på glaset. Doften är mycket fruktig med tropiska frukter, syrliga bär och lite citrus. Även smaken är rejält fruktig med söta frukter, syrliga bär och en fin efterbeska av röd grapefrukt. Jag skulle snarare vilja kategorisera den här som en red ale i stället för en pale ale, typisk bärighet som en red ska ha. Mycket angenäm och välbalanserad. En klar favorit.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scarletfire65 (1242) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle at home on Christmas Day. Reddish amber pour. Good head. The aroma is malt forward with a whiff of ripe banana. Savory malts, banana, cinnamon, caramel malts, clean dry finish. More of an English Pale Ale. Kind of all over the place and unfocused.


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