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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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3.9
jhgrantjr (473) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2013 Poured from a bottle, hazy deep amber color, surprising for an APA. Good looking head. Aroma of citrus, slight hops, but balanced by malts. Taste is great. Light hops, citrus, but not too thick. Really good Pale Ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
reebtogi (6326) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 17, 2013
355ml bottle pours a golden amber color with a finger and a half of white head that settles down to reveal some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is grapefruit and caramel. Taste is a bold grapefruit and earthy hop bitterness with a caramel and light fruity malt sweetness. This brew could be a little better balanced. Overall, a bold pale ale and has some good qualities, but not one of my favorites.

3.9
jasonmorrell (9) - - FEB 15, 2013 does not count
SFBEERWEEK at Pi Bar...good stuff, tasty...would be great with any food especially pizza ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.1
crossovert (13411) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Amber pour. total butter in the nose, jsut pure butter and butterscotch. Flavor is again butterscotch, honey. Seems like some diacetyl is in this one. Best by: 04/27/13.

3.5
jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Draft at Jerry’s. Copper with big, frothy, beige head / Muted nose of pine, citrus, and spun sugar / Medium body, a touch watery, hint of sweetness but mostly dry, lightly astringent, with good balance and bitter finish / Flavors of Fruit Pebbles, spun sugar, pine, and soap / Pleasant, and nicely balanced, if a bit peculiar and weak.

3.5
patricks110 (2515) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 13, 2013
Very solid hop forward brew. Not overly intense but a great blend of bite and fruity sweetness. A boring gold body with a fluffy porous yellowish head. The nose has a mild apricot and lemon fruit with mild caramel malts. Sweet fruity hops and a mild bitterness. The finish has a solid presence of acidic hop resin and lingers oddly. Overall, nice floral and fruity flavour but lacks balance or overall interesting character.

3.4
ACHops (1606) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2013 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours bright golden amber with medium lacey head. Aroma is thin hops and semi-sweet malt. Taste is crisp bitterness with slight citrus notes. Clean lighter malt body. Finishes bitter though lacking the heavy hop nose of Inversion. I like the idea of a Northwest pale ale, this is clearly closer to that than an IPA. Fits nicely between Inversion and Mirror Pond.

3.9
ccex (1344) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2013
12 oz bottle pours a clear red/amber color with small white head. Aroma does not overwhelm, but has piney and citrus hops, sweet caramel and biscuit. Taste is initially sweet with the hops bitterness kicking in on the finish. Mouthfeel is chewy. Medium body without too much carbonation. A very good APA which does not try to go over the top. I wish I had more than one of these.

4.1
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

3.9
OLDMANDUSTY (70) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Poured amber with and off-white head. Smells of slight pine, grapefruit, citrus, and biscuit. Tastes similar to smell.


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