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RATINGS: 971   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LesArgen (350) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2017
Probably my favourite Deschutes beer, a massive pale ale with bread, maple syrup, peach and grapefruit aromas. There are loads of lemon, grapefruit and pine aromas plus toast with a nicely rounded palate and that alcohol and grapefruit persisting in the back of the throat long after youve swallowed.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
darb85 (266) - Canton, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2017
Sweet malt lead on nose. Hints of citrus. Amber pour with no head. Taste leads pine, juice, and finishes with biscuit malt. Mine is a few days part date, wonder if juice would have been stronger fresh

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (10000) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2017
355 ml bottle @ home.BBE 13.04.2017.
Pours clear golden-copper color with a large head. Resinous hops on the nose, some orange, mild pine notes. Flavor is juicy and fruity, some mild bitterness, resin, some caramel at the end, decent maltiness, not that bitter, a bit on the sweet side. Sadly an old bottle, so the hops are a bit weak.
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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ogre71 (357) - Utah, USA - APR 8, 2017
Deschutes Brewing is the master of the pale ales. Good malty flavor well balanced with some hoppy bitterness, would recommend.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (3695) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 7, 2017
Draught at Barrel Head. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, mango, rye, malts and a bit of pine. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, caramel, rye, mango and grass. Very nice brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PugUglyBrewer (559) - - APR 7, 2017
Clean dark copper color with a pillowy head of white foam. Whole grain bread, candies apple, caramel, soft citrus, and some bubblegum. Not aggressive, more relaxing like relaxing in that red chair.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosskyle (643) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 3, 2017
Served on tap at Park House (Pitt). Slight haze amber color with a white head. Malt aroma. Bready malt metallic slight bitter finish. Medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dervock (1253) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2017
Bottle - pours dark amber with a white head. Aroma is soapy, pine and grapefruit. Taste is sweet malt with a building hoppy citrus finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Brandon1989 (635) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2017
Pours a nice mostly clear copper color with a medium white head that has some good retention and left some nice lacing around the glass. The aroma is very citrusy, grapefruit, some hints of pine but mellow, lots of bready malts. The flavor is more of the same as the aroma and hits you right up front and finishes well. This beer packs a punch closer to an ipa but it is so balanced and the drinkability is super high. This is a very well made beer that I highly recommend.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willisread (3247) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Bottle from Js. Pours a clear, amber with a half finger of foam that dissipates quickly. Light pine and malty bread aromas. Clean and light, with some mineral notes, more bread, caramel and pine. Light bitter finish. Simple stuff.


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