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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

286 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 286
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 13
Gots: 22 | FT: 2
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NWer on 09-14-2011)
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Reviews by KTCamm:
Photo of KTCamm
4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a perfect pint glass. 12/2

Foam emerges upon the cap being lifted. Pours light to medium dark amber with thick full white foam. Grassy meadow nose. Lemon pepper. Flowers. Taste is a mellow malt with a nice peppy bitter. Soft before the bitter. Crisp finish. Solid.

KTCamm, Dec 21, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Bitzer
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Bitzer, Dec 31, 2013
Photo of NWer
4.66/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

NWer, Sep 14, 2011
Photo of warriorsoul
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

warriorsoul, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4/5  rDev -0.7%

GreenMountainBoy, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of BigE90
3/5  rDev -25.6%

BigE90, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev -0.7%

virinow, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

bpfrush, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of ehammond1
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
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!

ehammond1, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of skivtjerry
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
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!

skivtjerry, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of ryser2k
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

ryser2k, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of jpbebeau
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

jpbebeau, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of richkrull
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

richkrull, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of WaydeRafnel
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

WaydeRafnel, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of LXIXME
4/5  rDev -0.7%

LXIXME, May 09, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

acurtis, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of ste5venla
4/5  rDev -0.7%

ste5venla, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of nhirsch04
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

nhirsch04, May 23, 2014
Photo of switzer
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

switzer, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of mdaschaf
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle to try, great price at $4.25 for a bomber.

A: Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a large, foamy head - about two fingers in height. Sort of a beige color. Nice head retention, leaving a good sized cap on top and nice lacing down the sides.

S: Nice and juicy aroma, filled with tropical fruits - orange, orange rind, and a bit of grapefruit. There is a little bit of caramel and toffee malt mixed in.

T: In your face hoppy. Most citrus fruits, pineapple grapefruit, orange, and plenty of zest. A hint of pine in the middle with some caramel and a slight malty sweetness as well.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, nice bitterness on the finish.

O: A solid IPA from GoodLife, look forward to trying more of their offerings.

mdaschaf, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of KenC
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

KenC, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of IPAgirl87
5/5  rDev +24.1%

IPAgirl87, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of dirtylou
4.48/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber

appearance: served in a hilliards can-pint, clear dark copper body, thick white foam - solid retention

smell: tangerine, orange peel, fresh and clean

taste: fantastic ipa - really beautiful orange and tangerine zest flavors, a touch of pine, cracker malt, touch of mango. Lots of promise for GoodLife

mouthfeel: on point, moderate bitterness, great flavor profile

overall: solid solid stuff

dirtylou, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of Fatehunter
3.56/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours three fingers of head on a cloudy medium straw colored body.
The aroma is pine and orange. Pretty nice.
The taste is quite piney, a solid dry bitterness throughout. It has a good malt backbone.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
It's a good IPA.

Fatehunter, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of Hops_n_Footy
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Hops_n_Footy, Jul 01, 2014
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Descender IPA from GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
90 out of 100 based on 286 ratings.