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RATINGS: 961   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, its an insiders ride to fresh thrills.

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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sleuthdogg (31) - Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Appearance: This beer poured a real nice looking hazy orange color with an absolute huge white fluffy head. The head was a good four finger size and left a ton and I mean a TON of lacing behind. The head settles down to a light fluff floating on top of my beer. I love the color of this beer. Its very enticing to say the least. Smell: Right off the bat orange peel smacks me in the face. Its like a sweet tangerine mixed with pineapple and grapefruit. This is followed by a piney and floral hop presence but I must mention that the hop nots are light on the nose. Very nice nose Taste: Wow what a well balanced beer here. There is the slight hop bite mixed with orange and mango fruitiness. There is a breadiness and toasted character found in it also. I am also finding a caramel taste in it that seems to add a background sweetness that is super enjoyable! Mouthfeel: I find this beer to be super creamy in the mouth. It almost feels as though I squirted whipped cream in my mouth and have that creamy feeling left behind. The carbonation is moderate at best and I believe this adds to the creamy feeling of this beer. Overall: I true pleasure to drink this one. I mean I could sit back and put away quite a few of these. Not overly hoppy and not overly sweet or fruity either. Just an absolute perfect balance to be able to enjoy any time. I know this one was past its prime according to the best by date but its excellent IMO even three months past said date.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (25953) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 15, 2017
Bottled (backlog). Orangeish amber colour with a small off-white creamy head. Aroma is resin, some spruce,mild red berries as well as some mild nectary notes. Flavour is nectar, some biscuity and bready notes with mild grassy and toffeeish notes as well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (2531) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2017
Draft to pint at Pike pour light copper with minimal ecru head. Nose stone fruit and caramel malt, sweet flavors. Taste sweet up front, light bitter, then some flavors similar to nose. More sweet than bitter.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
colui72 (803) - HONG KONG - FEB 10, 2017
Hazy amber with a nice white head and lacing. Aroma is very mild, floral, sweet. Taste gets lot of caramel malts and citrus, but it remains mild. Bitterness comes strong straight after the "mild attack", enjoyable ale, but lacking character as most of Deschutes.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (8270) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2017
Light citrus and some hay. A little astringent. Hazy ruby color like dirty jewelry. Good head and lacing. Bitter finish. Bottle from Whole Foods.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anstei (1687) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - FEB 6, 2017
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber. Aroma is malt-forward, almost belgian, with some grassy and piny hops in the background. Body is medium, pines, low carbonation, with the malty bitterness usually belonging to an amber or a red ale. Lingering, lightly sweet and bitter palate. Rather a bit too much a like a syrup for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kchampagne (173) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2017
Poured from the bottle a reddish gold color with a bright head that stuck around and left good lacing. Bright floral aroma, with some tropical fruit sweetness to balance out the bitterness. Flavor was well balanced, making it easy to have more than one. I really enjoyed this one. Its a great drinking beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (6002) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2017
Tea and orange zest nose. Clear copper, thick yellow head, nice lacing. Orange, tea, fig accent. Medium body, soft carbonation. Not milquetoast at all, nice balance.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Airlifter (134) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - FEB 1, 2017
Pours amber-orange with a finger of light-colored foam. Not much aroma, some floral and citrus notes. Hoppy, close to top of my limit, but balances it nicely with citrus and a touch of sweetness. Metallic finish with some lingering bitterness. A nice beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SFtaster (66) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 21, 2017
12 oz bottle poured into chilled tall glass. My new favorite everyday beer! Available at Safeway for $12.99/12 pack this NWPA punches well above its weight. The rich malty flavor is perfectly balanced by an assertive citrus/pine hop profile. Red Chair wouldve been classified as an IPA ten years ago because theres enough bitterness to please the casual hop head in all beer drinkers. Once again, Deschutes Brewery produced a superb beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emeister84 (2298) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2017
12oz bottle from Whole Foods (Charlottesville, VA). Aromas of pine, grapefruit, cracker, light red berry. Slightly hazy red with a fairly lasting white head. Very nicely balanced, lightly fruity, light cracker. Light-medium bodied.


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