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RATINGS: 954   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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3.2
willisread (3463) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Bottle from J’s. Pours a clear, amber with a half finger of foam that dissipates quickly. Light pine and malty bread aromas. Clean and light, with some mineral notes, more bread, caramel and pine. Light bitter finish. Simple stuff.

3.2
oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2017
Bottled (backlog). Orangeish amber colour with a small off-white creamy head. Aroma is resin, some spruce,mild red berries as well as some mild nectary notes. Flavour is nectar, some biscuity and bready notes with mild grassy and toffeeish notes as well.

3.4
drsordr (2774) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Draft to pint at Pike pour light copper with minimal ecru head. Nose stone fruit and caramel malt, sweet flavors. Taste sweet up front, light bitter, then some flavors similar to nose. More sweet than bitter.

3.4
colui72 (1070) - HONG KONG - FEB 10, 2017
Hazy amber with a nice white head and lacing. Aroma is very mild, floral, sweet. Taste gets lot of caramel malts and citrus, but it remains mild. Bitterness comes strong straight after the "mild attack", enjoyable ale, but lacking character as most of Deschutes.

3.6
solidfunk (9191) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2017
Light citrus and some hay. A little astringent. Hazy ruby color like dirty jewelry. Good head and lacing. Bitter finish. Bottle from Whole Foods.

3.3
anstei (2449) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 6, 2017
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber. Aroma is malt-forward, almost belgian, with some grassy and piny hops in the background. Body is medium, pines, low carbonation, with the malty bitterness usually belonging to an amber or a red ale. Lingering, lightly sweet and bitter palate. Rather a bit too much a like a syrup for me.

3.6
kchampagne (173) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2017
Poured from the bottle a reddish gold color with a bright head that stuck around and left good lacing. Bright floral aroma, with some tropical fruit sweetness to balance out the bitterness. Flavor was well balanced, making it easy to have more than one. I really enjoyed this one. It’s a great drinking beer.

3.8
obguthr (6528) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2017
Tea and orange zest nose. Clear copper, thick yellow head, nice lacing. Orange, tea, fig accent. Medium body, soft carbonation. Not milquetoast at all, nice balance.

3.5
Airlifter (134) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - FEB 1, 2017
Pours amber-orange with a finger of light-colored foam. Not much aroma, some floral and citrus notes. Hoppy, close to top of my limit, but balances it nicely with citrus and a touch of sweetness. Metallic finish with some lingering bitterness. A nice beer.

4
SFtaster (69) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 21, 2017
12 oz bottle poured into chilled tall glass. My new favorite ’everyday’ beer! Available at Safeway for $12.99/12 pack this NWPA punches well above it’s weight. The rich malty flavor is perfectly balanced by an assertive citrus/pine hop profile. Red Chair would’ve been classified as an IPA ten years ago because there’s enough bitterness to please the casual hop head in all beer drinkers. Once again, Deschutes Brewery produced a superb beer.


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