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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 231   ABV: 7.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Full bodied and well balanced with Chinook, Columbus and Ahtanum. This beer starts with a stuble hoppy bitterness and fades to a slightly sweet fruity finish. "A quick lift straight to the top".

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djd07 (15649) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear copper with small white head that lasts. The aroma is grass and spruce. Medium body, pine, straw, bitter, good.

3.4
luttonm (6832) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2016
At Big Time. Malty orange, creamy white head. Residual sugar, malty body. Banana-amber. but resoundingly bitter with residual sugar.

3.8
ACHops (1665) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2014
On cask @ Big Time. Pours bright reddish dark golden with thick white head. Aroma is dry oaky caramel malt, fresh dark citrus on the hops. Taste is clean lightly sweet caramel malt, slightly darker than what you might expect from an IPA. Lots of fresh hops on the back, big juicy grapefruit and lighter pine notes here. Very much in the school of Sierra Nevada Celebration winter ale, which is a compliment.

3.2
riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2012
On nitrogen. Nose of caramel rye feet earth pepper. Pours dark amber nice nitrogen head and lace. Flavors of feet caramel sugar grain. A little slick in the mouth feel. Not my favorite.

3.5
AmEricanbrew (7065) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Cask pour. Hazy amber color with ivory head. Mild hoppy pine, floral, caramel aromas. Medium bodied with soft co2. Nice floral, pine, toasted spicy caramel flavors--good....got to try this side by side with the nitro version of Lift Ticket, the nitro pour had some weird ass chemical astringent preservative flavors in it....

3.7
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Cask conditioned at Big Time. Two fingers white head. Big bubbles, good retention. Dark tan color, somewhere between an amber and a porter. Smell is light. Taste is mellow spices, soft smooth palate with a hoppy finish. Very good winter beer.

3.8
Beershine (5253) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2012 Was billed as Lift Ticket Winter Ale in Jan 2008. Pours a totally hazy luminescent orange. Hop-forward nose is very inviting. Some metal comes through in the taste. Thick palate. A very nice, relatively clean IPA...Lift ticket on nitro. Hazed burnt orange. Stable nitro head. Earthy aroma. Lingering resins and grapefruit. Soft palate I like the nitro here better than in a stout! alcohol apparent tho needs to be toned down just a little. Has nice citris pith flavor. Finishes dry and with mild spice like roots and bark. Dandelion. 3,7,3,8,14 not bad but not outstanding.

4
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2007
Cloudy copper with decent head. Fantastic ipa. Lots of c hops in the aroma and taste. Backed perfectly with malt to make it quite drinkable. Bartender said this year’s version is much hoppier than year’s past. I really enjoyed this...

3.8
JoeMcPhee (9575) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2006
Tap at Elysian Brewing. Cloudy copper-coloured beer. Big fruity hop aroma. Cascadey type with tropical papaya/pineapple flavour, peach/apricot. Aroma is quite intoxicating. Flavour is fairly malty though, despite the bit hoppy aroma. A bit of cherry fruitiness, hoppy flavour with a fairly complex malt bill as well (pale malt, some sweet honey and a bit of caramel sweetness). Well balanced with loads of sweet hoppy flavour. Lingering bitterness. Very tasty brew.

3.6
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2006
Red-brown colour, nice head with decent lacing. Aroma is hoppy with some caramel malt. Sweet and quite hoppy with a honey flavour finishing with a sharp hop hit.


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