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RATINGS: 960   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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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
bwilley (24) - Fullerton, California, USA - JUL 27, 2009
Bottled. A citrus and slightly floral nose. Reddish gold color. Nice bitterness with a touch of sweetness, a taste of caramel. Light for an IPA, very clean.

3.3
travita (5008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2009
On tap at the Gingerman in Ft. Worth. Clear look, golden orange color with a lacy white head. The smell is pine, earth, hops, caramel, and malts. The taste is a low bitterness, sweet, some earthy hops, and some fruits. Sort of boring.

3.4
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 26, 2009
On draft at the brewery 6/26/09. Pours clear gold with touch of orange. Citrus hops with touch of lavendar and honey aroma. Great sweetness up front followed by a balanced bitterness. Light bodied, but too carbonated for me.

3.7
SamGamgee (2585) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUL 25, 2009
22oz bottle. Copper with a lasting off-white head. Lemon zest, grapefruit, green dankness, and light pine aroma. The flavor has light caramel, orange, grapefruit and plant flavors. Finishes medium bitter with some candied citrus and a drying feel. medium bodied with higher carbonation. A nice IPA. I like the hop flavor, though the mouthfeel holds it back a little.

4
CH47 (27) - Kansas, USA - JUL 25, 2009
Fresh pine, Rasiney, Citrusy, granola nose with small hints of malt showing through. The appearance is a redish burnt orange hue. The flavor and palate is quite balanced so much so that im having a hard time discerning the different flavors coming through but still the typical pine and raisny tangerine grapefruit resins with a solid malt backbone following through that I expect in any decent IPA of this region. Overall a properly hopped and malted IPA that leaves me looking for the next.

3.7
Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 24, 2009
Pours amber with a white head. Smells of grapefruit, pineapple, resiny. Tastes of citrus, resin, some caramel, earthy and bitter on the finish.

4.1
ghawener (1615) - Santa Tecla, EL SALVADOR - JUL 22, 2009
Bottle: My welcome present from Dr. V! It was on my shopping list and didn´t let me down. Nice solid IPA; it´s all there: aroma, taste, body, character.

3.6
smith4498 (3697) - Winter Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Pours clear orangeish color with off white head. Grapefruit aroma. Bitter hop flavor, citrus and pine, with some sweet malts to balance it out. Medium body with lively carbonation.

2.2
Tejas (1009) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2009
Draught > Gingerman. This is an IPA? Wow, could’ve fooled me. I thought it was an amber. Now I gotta hammer it for not tasting anything like an IPA. Just way to malty.

4.3
presario (4925) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 20, 2009
Bottle. Dark amber with a thick rich lasting head. Rich delicious citrus hop aroma. Thick body. Easy drinking. Nice balance. Steady tasty citrus and toffee malt. Nice sweetness and a citrus burst in the finish. Aftertaste is a moderate hop level that slowly fades down. 7%? Damn!


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