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Descender IPA - GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall

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Descender IPADescender IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

359 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 359
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 14
Gots: 44 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: NWer on 09-14-2011

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Ratings: 359 | Reviews: 72
Reviews by 80x2HopHead:
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4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.9/5  rDev -3.5%

Tingly lemon lime with a bitter and dry fade...thanks Duane!

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4.2/5  rDev +4%

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #70 (November 2012):

With such greatness this IPA grabs the benchmark for the style and raises it a bit. Very refreshing to run into and American IPA that does overuse the usual “trendy” hops but rather finds a perfect blend. Goodlife without a doubt nailed it here from first whiff to the last drop.

STYLE: American IPA
ABV: 7.0%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Clear copper hue, excellent froth

SMELL: Fresh hop resin, birch bark, tobacco, evergreen, grapefruit, bready, marmalade

TASTE: Medium bodied, biting smoothness, full hop jacket, ample bitterness, earthy, leafy, tobacco, mustard seeds, citrus rind, sticky, bready underneath, slightly warming, faint peaches

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4.66/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served at their initial release at the brewery.
Beautiful golden appearance.
Estimated at 80 - 85 IBU, this IPA Is every bit of that. Strong citrus and pine notes suggest this is borderline imperial IPA. A home run!
I grabbed a growler to go to savor the memory.
update 9/25/11 tapped into growler - second impression every bit as impressive as the first.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can (2013)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, libbey!

Slightly hazed dark orange. Moderately-sized near-white head. Incredible lacing. Beautiful IPA.

Bright orange and tangerine zest and flesh with just a hint of pine. Some simple grain and bread accompanying.

Moderate bitterness, citrus zest and flesh, tiny bit of pine, and very little malt sweetness though there is some accompanying bitterness. Very drinkable.

Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation.

Before I knew it, my beer was gone and I was looking for another! This was delicious!

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4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Light amber, good clarity, with a few small floaters. Thin head with low retention.

S: Very floral hops and sweet malt, with a tiny hint of mango. Aroma is a little muted.

T: Floral hops up front mingles with the malt background well, then pine and fruit make an appearance. Finishes with a smooth bitterness; pine lingers on the tongue.

M: Smooth, pleasant finish, nice.

O: I've not been too impressed with the flood of hoppy Oregon beers showing up in VT but this one is a winner. Extremely well balanced hop bitterness and flavor, nice malt backbone, dangerously drinkable at 7% ABV. Well done!

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Descender IPA from GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
90 out of 100 based on 359 ratings.