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RATINGS: 980   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, it’s an insider’s ride to fresh thrills.

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3.8
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours a copper color with an off white head. Aroma is a nice balance between hops and malt, I get floral, grapefruit and citrus hops and caramel and sweet malt. Flavor follows the nose with lots of floral notes, elderflower like, citrus, grapefruit and some sweeter citrus flavors, along with a solid caramel and sweet malt backbone. The body is medium with a dry mouth feel. Overall a pretty tasty and well balanced APA!

3.6
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Tap at Beer Revolution thanks to Travlr. Clear reddish amber pour with a thick white head. Huge sticky sheets of lace. Fresh starfruit and kumquat nose. Wow. Unfortunately moves to big diacetyl. Taste is thicker, mild diacetyl, sweet sugars, sweetened canned peach. Thicker palate. Not bad. Would be spot on without the flaws. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
joeyray700 (15) - motley, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Red-orange in color. Hops were present in aroma, but lacked character. Nice clean taste, but nothing special. Mouth feel left something to be desired and was almost a little like anchovies. Overall was a decent beer but not something high on my list of choices.

4.1
Wittales (762) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Appearance was hazy reddish honey with 1 finger diminishing head with lacing.Aroma was roasty toasty malts hops were citrusy herbal piney with good mixture of them, no hints of alcohol.Taste was grassy earthy with a bite of hops with malty mix clean yeasts. Mouthfeel was crisp creamy carbonation with a balanced body of flavors,smooth hoppy finish with long smooth taste.Gooood...

3.9
hopasaurus_rex (109) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Pours a nice clear amber. Medium off white head that lingers for a little bit. Aromas of hops and sweet malt. Pine, citrus and peaches. Flavors of peaches/apricots blend with pine, and bitter hops. Sweet malt, and sugar. Mouthfeel is semi oily and bitter. Overall a really delicious beer.

4.1
PacNWDad (107) - Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2012
12 oz bottle, poured into an ale glass. It has a rich copper color. Not much head, but what there is clings well to the side of the glass. Excellent aroma. Really a great treatment of the hops - floral and orange-lemon. Some piney notes. A hint of sweet malt and honey. Great balance of the bitterness of hops and the sweetness of the malt and tartness of the citrus character. Less over-powering than the typical IPA or double IPA offering. Well-carbonated. A refreshing, drinkable beer. Deschutes has managed to thread the needle by retaining the hoppy soul of a NW IPA, but in a genuinely refreshing, tasty package. Nice beer to enjoy after hitting the slopes.

3.8
ttoadee (1477) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2012
Pours a clean off amber/copper color with a lively, slightly off cream colored head that holds together at first but falls away. Full malt aroma (caramel with a hint of coffee) with spruce scented hops hiding in the background. A nice medium malt flavor is slowly joined by a medium bitterness that is never overpowering. A full body is carried out to long finish by a soft, but persistent carbonation. It manages to balance the hops and the malt quite deftly. A really nice beer.

3.2
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2012
on Tap- Pour is copper, with medium white head..Nose is Hops and malts..Taste is different, The variety of malts is throwing me off a bit but im getting light malts and hops with a earthy and light citrus taste, The whole flavor is light with not much going on for me..Palate is light hops and earth..A decent beer from one of my favorite brewerys

3.4
JK (6090) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2012
A solid pale ale. Aroma has a decent amount of hops for the style. Some citrus. Flavor has dry grain, with an herbal hop quality. Lightly bitter, and a medium sweet malt finish. It is very drinkable. Light gold color, and more about the hops than the malt which is fine for apa.

3.6
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Pours a clear red with thin white head. Aroma and flavor are both quite hoppy although well balanced.


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