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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Bottle.Poured an orange amber color with a smaller white head. Beer left bunch of lacing on the side of the glass as it went. Aroma was spruce, pine and malts. Flavor was sweet caramel, pines and hops. Well balanced with a malty backbone. Some subtle hop bitters in the finish. Outstanding beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmad (72) - - MAR 23, 2011
I poured a 12 oz bottle into a small glass mug... The beer was a clear copper color with a thick cream colored head that stuck around. It smells of sweet caramel malt, fresh peaches and citrus. The taste consists of grassy hops, a lot of sweet malt and a spicy/ lemony aftertaste. The beer is light and coats the tongue until the soft, prickly carbonation washes over leaving the mouth dry. This beer has some great flavor and its not your typical pale ale, I could see myself getting this again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mybrainhurts (395) - North Dakota, USA - MAR 22, 2011
M&Jsamplefest: Citrus, herbal nose. Grapefruit, caramel, toffee, and toasted flavors. I like this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Barreras (1685) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Pours a copper color with a slight orange tint. Aroma is slightly floral with a hint of citrus. Taste is slightly bitter, with a mild sweetness of caramel. The aftertaste leaves you with a refreshing hint of citrus. This beer lives up to its billing as a smoother pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hoptimus_prime (73) - Utah, USA - MAR 19, 2011
12 oz bottle..pours a slight hazy pale classic pale ale yellow. nose is slightly sweet nice hop profile. Tastes semi sweet nice mild citrus hoppiness throughout the drink. finishing bitter can be a bit tad grassy. really nice american pale. good work.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (2151) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Pours a clear copper with large bubbled head that laces well. Hops are piney and well rounded. Slick resinous mouthfeel and very bitter. Lots of pine flavor. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - MAR 9, 2011
Fantastic style. I was a fan of Mirror Pond and I love IPAs. So the 2 styles have come together to form a really great beer. The color is pale red gold. The aroma is fresh hops, malty goodness. The taste is like an irish red- pale ale that was dry hopped. The palate is treated to hops and malt but a nice happy medium, leaning to the side of a few hops. Overall great beer. It isnt an IPA hop monster and it isnt a normal Pale ale, but I recommend this one to anyone, especially if you like some hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 7, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 12, 2011 Slightly sweet caramel tones with pitchy hops in the background. Clear amber colored with thin white head. Slight lemon/grapefruit hop flavor starts with semi-sweet caramel malt background. Moderated bitterness. Medium light bodied with good carbonation. Slightly harsh piney bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
grimreaperguru (263) - santee, California, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Pours a clear light amber color with an off white head.Got a the aroma of strong citrus hops.The flavor is of bitter citrus hops with a light sweet note.gose down real nice and leaves a real good bitter aftertaste.Overall a great pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2011
12oz bottle from The Liquor Collection in Honolulu, HI. Pours a clear, brighter amber colored body with a finger-width, frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is piney, lightly spiced citruses with some resiny grapefruits and pineapples. Lightly sweetened caramel with a touch of chewy toffee biscuit and some tropical fruitiness to the hops as well. Flavor is pretty nice. Lots of juicier and resiny pines up front with a grapefruit and pineapple citrus splash along with a bit of a tropical fruitiness. Nice caramel sweetness behind the hops with another hint of chewy toffee. The hops then completely dry this and grow into the finish slightly with a light PNW earthy spice. Bitter pines, earth, somewhat juicy grapefruits, and a light caramel finish this off with a balanced, medium, somewhat resiny bitterness that leaves a lengthy aftertaste with a hint of toastiness creeping in. Medium body and soft, crisper, moderate carbonation. Overall, a really nice pale ale. Lots of PNW hops with some juicy, resiny citruses and a pleasant caramel balance that clearly allows the hops to shine. Well done.

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