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RATINGS: 971   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dinkle50 (1455) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Foamy dishwater head on top of a clear red pour. Lots of lace. Caramel aroma. Slightly bitter nose. Creamy mouth. Taste is sweet. Some bitterness balances out the end. This is a very easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scipio (1005) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Pours a clear red with a thin, off white head. Aroma is a mixture of malts and fruits. Caramel, berries, apple, and pine, with the fruity impressions being slightly stronger. Taste is more fruity as well. The berries stand out more, pineapple, with the caramel tastes still present but more of a backbone overall. Some bready tastes are noticeable as well. Aftertaste is berry and citrus. Medium in body, a chewy texture, with average carbonation. This one is alright, but I dont find anything particularly exciting to make this stand out.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jlanning215 (363) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Beer by Beer, Deschutes makes me more of its biggest fan. I love this beer. a really flavorful beer. Id be happy drinking this on a regular basis. A lot of hops, A lot of malts. Lower ABV.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christpuncher (3078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2013
This is a very flavorful pale ale first one I have had out if duchetes. Very fruity and tasty. Not too bitter ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Excellent red amber color. Crystal clear. White foam. Malty citrus orange aroma. Tssye is well balanced malt and hop. Clean mild bitter finish. Excellent beer! Easy drinking with a great taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (4167) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 3, 2013
I guess Id call this an APA or an IPA... or I guess a NWPA if they insist. It is a nice red golden color w/ a scant head that leaves behind chunky rings of lace. This is a hop-foward and drinkable brew w/ a focus on citrus more so than pine. It is a touch on the sweet side but not sticky or heavy at all, the sweetness just adding a compliment to the strong, earthy hop bitterness in the finish. This is a pretty straightforward American ale but a good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Red orange appearance, lacing, a finers worth of white foam on top. Citrus floral hop aroma, a nice bouquet. Taste is fresh hops, plenty of varieties that Id like to learn more about, along with a touch of strawberry Thanks, Deschutes, for including the various hops in your beer...its a labeling practice I wish every brewer followed. Medium bodied and crisp. Overall this is a nice beer that isnt too wild and wont blow out your tastebuds.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whicheck (82) - California, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Color in the right light is a little red.. up to the light its more of a copper. Good carbonation. Clean hops with a nice bitterness.. decent balance with the malts... Could be less for preference.. but a good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iguanodon (146) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Puurs clear copper with a coarse tan head. Aroma is fruity, citrus, candy grass. Taste is nice smooth malt balanced with citrusy hops. Nice bitter / sweet balance in the finish. A hint of alcohol in the finish but otherwise that 6.2% is well hidden. I havent been drinking APAs much in the past few years because I always reach for the IPA but now I need to rethink that.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bobbyberbiglia (188) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 25, 2013
12oz Bottle A - Pours a copper with a fluffy cream colored head. Lots of lacing. S - Orange sorbet & caramel malt. T - Malt backbone of caramel and biscuit. Some citrus hops. M - Light/medium bodied. Good carbonation. Biscuit/grapefruit finish. O - Sessionable pale ale of high quality.

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