Descender IPA - GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
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Reviews by IllNate:
British Columbia (Canada)
4.05/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Pours a very appealing medium amber with the perfect amount of foamy off-white head and great retention. Familiar citrus hops, with some pine and floral hop as well. Malt doesn't really show well in the aroma, but there is a slight caramel and bready tone. Taste follows with a whack of hops, citrus, pine and floral. Citrus takes on a tangerine pineapple character. Very bitter (bottle says 70 IBU), would like to see the comatose. Malt shows better here, but the hops rule with an iron fist. Mouthfeel is puckering and bitter, but smooth other than that. Overall a fine IPA, although I usually don't go for things this hoppy, very enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
09-09-2012 04:25:39 | More by IllNate
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4.1/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
on tap at Double Dragon, Portland
Amber gold with a finger of white froth.
Big OJ, pine, and fruit nose.
Peach Danish, then orange, pine, and children’s Bayer hops.
Papaya finish and powdery linger.
Lt-med, crisp, slightly chewy.
Big, bitter, PNW IPA. Enough fruit, but cuts pretty hard with the IBUs. I could stay on this one.
Centennial, Chinook, Cascade, Galaxy, Warrior - “Hop-bursted” - does that help?
Serving type: on-tap
03-10-2014 18:58:17 | More by StJamesGate
4.18/5 rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a nice light amber with a decent white head that sticks around
Smell is pine and citrus, with a bready malty backbone to balance it out
Taste is mostly malty with highlights of pine and citrus, pineapple, mango, and gold raisins.
Feel is lightly carbed
Overall a nice IPA that I can say is almost on par with union jack.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 00:25:45 | More by BastardKing24
3.85/5 rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Semi cloudy amber,1 finger of off white head, spotty lacing.
Aroma is citrus and pine, malts in the mix but less noticeable cold.
Good citrus and pine hop blast, but as it warms the malt becomes more prominent and sweet, typical of a West Coast IPA.
Mouthfeel was light medium ,slightly thin, good carbonation.
This one is good, but seems more impressive if consumed quickly rather than savored. I found the upfront hoppy character fading as it warmed, and that slight butterscotch sweetness became more pronounced. Worth trying if you enjoy a hoppy IPA.
Serving type: can
03-08-2014 03:41:40 | More by Hendry
Descender IPA from GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
90 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.