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RATINGS: 962   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 26, 2011
12 oz bottle - Pours an ever so slightly hazy light amber color with tiny off white head. Aroma is really interesting, and somewhat unusual. Aroma has a sweet, perfumy, very floral hops. There are notes of honey, lavender, and wildflowers, with a touch of grapefruit, lemon zest, and grains of paradise. Flavor is malty, with rustic grain notes, light caramel, hint of vanilla. Finish is mildly sweet. This is an interesting beer. The aroma is unusual, but I cant quite place my finger on it. It seems that they are using some hops that I am not familiar with. I like this, but I dont know if it is something that I would seek out often.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Pours a rich red-amber with a thin white head. Nose is notable mostly for a bitter, resiny hop. Nice medium feel starting with a sweet almond malt moving into a somewhat harsh bitter hop. A nice blend and a possible session contender.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Amber/copper in color with a medium white head. Great aroma of centennial and cascade hops. Deep fruit flavors. Long bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bnoel09 (586) - Elk Grove, California, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Dark copper color with a thin tan head. Aroma is mostly floral hops with some sweet caramel malt in the background. Flavor has initial hop bite but is otherwise fairly well balanced. For a pale ale I think this has good hop flavor as opposed to just the hop bitterness. Good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnbuck100 (299) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Cask at Deschutes Brewery, Portland. Wow, a delicious hoppy, yet mellow red pale ale. Very nice malty sweetness to balance the hops. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Pours a deep gold with minimal lingering foam. Smells floral and hoppy. Tastes florally sweet from hops but still pretty bitter. Hints of pine needles.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Bottle. Poured into a Dogfish head tulip glass a copper color with a fluffy slightly off white head that slowly recedes. The aroma is fairly pungent with notes of citrus, apricot, mixed with a fairly rich malt backbone. Nice lace left from me swirling this around. Medium/light mouthfeel. Hmm, the taste is really not as good as the nose with a hoppy citrus start that then transitions to a a slightly soapy taste and then a burnt toast type flavor. The beginning I like but it then falls apart a little for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (16063) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 20, 2011
On tap at the Alibi Room, pours hazy golden amber. Aroma of floral hops and caramel malts, nicely balanced, but the hops come out on top. Flavour matches this very well, with the floral notes providing the depth of the body. Quite decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thetmaxx (905) - West Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Poured from a 12oz. bottle. Colour is clear amber, slightly red. Head is thin white, and fades about 3/4 of the way through. Aroma is weak, but mildly hoppy. Flavour is hoppy, but mind and smooth, sort of malty and sweet. Finished with a caebonated and dry feel. overall not a bad beer, and my light beer friend likes it too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a great looking clear, deep amber with beige head. Aroma of clean, sharp pine, some citrus, earthy, ripe grapefruit. Flavor is malty and very much the same as aroma, seems a bit dry with a dirty bitter finish. Mouth feel is medium body with high carbonation. Not bad!

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