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RATINGS: 961   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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, its an insiders ride to fresh thrills.

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hanuta06 (457) - Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Serving: from tap at Veraci Pizza. Aroma: lightly hoppy with floral overtones. Appearance: small, frothy, off-white, initial head with fully diminishing longevity and fair lacing. Lightly hazy, amber body. Taste: light to moderately bitter initial flavor and slightly citrusy finish with short duration. Palate: light to medium bodied with watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall: good. Nice hoppy aroma and taste without excessive bitterness.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Floral, camomile tea, and citrus fruit on the nose. Highly drinkable, a great example of a northwest pale ale.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Light head with nice lacing. Pine and citrus nose. Smooth malty taste. Light hops. Refreshing and overall solid

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joshmcg000 (388) - Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Pours slightly hazy copper. Aroma is very malty with maybe a little citrus hops. Lots of different malt tastes, caramel, toffee, cereal. Some citrus and pine hop flavors ont he back end with mild bitterness. Pretty well balanced and tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - JAN 22, 2013
On tap. Clear copper with an off white top. Scent is caramel, grass, and citrus. Taste is pine, caramel, citrus and bread. Very good

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Strong caramel malt aroma, with some citrus hop. Great citrus/berry and spicy hop flavor; almost cinnamon-like in the finish. The caramel malt flavor is OK; a little weird, better than the aroma. Some bready flavor and bitterness in aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sawbuck (684) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Fair aroma of fresh hops, and citrusy notes. Nice orange amber with slightly tan head. Nice balance of hop blend, bitterness up front, some spice and citrus flavor..... finishes with some malt sweetness, and a replay of harsher bitterness....lingers just a little bit too long.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (5980) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Pourer from a bottle at George street pub. Light amber pour. No head at all. Floral and malty taste. This is good

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Pours a clear, light copper with a 1 finger, cramy, beige head. Aroma of sweet crystal malt, light toast and mineral notes and planty, floral and light pine hops. Flavor starts out nicely with caramel, biscuit and toasty malt, floral and citrus hops, but finishes with weird crystal malt sweetness and odd, soapy, candied citrus. Dry entry, slick, but sticky finish light, but sharp carbonation.Pretty decent beer overall, but needs less oversweet crystal malt.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2013
A spectacular seasonal ale. Hyper carbonated, bourbon notes. Yeast and hops competing for main stage.


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