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RATINGS: 968   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - MAY 3, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2013 Pours to immense, yellowish head with copper orange underneath. Some faint toasty malts and bananas in the smell. Flavor is banana chips, toasty malt, crisp and refreshing. Very nice pale ale. Deschutess ales are always a bit lighter-bodied and mild for the style, but have enough flavor going on to keep things interesting. MARCH 2013 UPDATE: Every bit as good as my previous bottle, and not changing my rating - just adding some finer details. I neglected to mention the moderately soapy (cilantro-like, and I love cilantro) bitter finish - though still sort of mild for a pale ale, there is no mistaking this for a pale ale. Also, someone else smelled this and thought it smelled like mold and butter. I agree there is a slight diacetyl, even sweet, quality to the aroma, but not mold, and I stand by that there is still a banana-like and toasty malt quality to it the most.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2012
Pours a nice reddish copper color with a one finger off white tan head that lingers with some nice lacing. Aroma is aromatic for a pale with a lot of pine, citrus, sweet malts graass, and some caramel. Taste is of pine, citrus, sweet malts, freshy baked bread, grass, caramel, and some toffee. Has a medium body with a creamy mouthfeel a slighty dry, sweet finish. Overall, a very complex and tasty APA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wlajwl (6604) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 26, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2013 Citrus, medium pine and fruit in aroma. The flavor is mildly sweet caramel malts, balanced by pine/citrus hops and a bitter finish. A great APA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - APR 24, 2012
bottled. pours clear copper with a thick off white head. aromas of grass, citrus and caramel. light tongue feel a moderate amount of bitterness, but not overwhelming. light bodied fizzy texture, finish is smooth with a little bitterness. lasting with surprising sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
Originally reviewed: 2/16/10. Poured into a pint glass. Pours a dark gold at first, but it has a light reddish tint to it. A nice 2-finger beige head rests on top. Excellent retention on this one. Tons of sticky lace and sip rings all over the glass. Big piney scents burst out of this beer. I can smell this across the room. Lots of floral tones in there as well. Very nice. The body on this is a bit of a disappointment. This is pretty thin and weak. Carbonation level is low-moderate. I like a bit more chew in my beer. This is like a tamed-down IPA in flavor. Nice crisp hops at the forefront that bitter this one up. Semi-sweet candy-like finish. Not as balanced as Id like, as it leans a bit more towards the hoppy side, but this is a NWPA, so thats expected. Great beer. Glad I had the opportunity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2012
(bottle) light copper with off white head. Citrus/pine aroma. Flavor is citrus/pine hops, light malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jhamp9 (1807) - Corinth, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2012
Pours a clear dark copper with a nice pale yellow head. Aroma is sweet citrus and a little bready. Taste grapefruit, peach, grass, and caramel. Nice bitterness. Very easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bronzan (158) - Windsor, California, USA - APR 17, 2012
A nice, somewhat sweet aroma. Hoppy, but very smooth and even mellow on the finish. A very drinkable, everyday beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Keytonic (10) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2012
Bottle pours a dark copper, with thick white head, Smells intense with hoppy floral and pine. Tastes just as intense with a heavy hoppy taste, delicious

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - APR 13, 2012
12oz. bottle, best by 6/5/12. Aroma of toasty, nutty, lightly sweet caramel malts, some honeyed biscuit and pine with an undercurrent of floral and citrus tones. Very lightly hazy light-medium amber color with a lasting, fine head and very fine lacing. Flavor profile is very similar to what the aroma suggested, with lightly sweet, nutty, toasty, caramel malts, some faint breadiness, piney and fruity hop flavors, and a moderate degree of resinous bitterness that appears late to provide some balance and helps dry out the feel a bit. Soft, creamy mouthfeel, ample effervescence noted, with a medium body. Extremely well-integrated and smooth, this is certainly much better than the average Pale and seems to suit the "NWPA" tag well.

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