Descender IPA - GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
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Ratings: 277 | Reviews: 57 | Display Reviews Only:
4.89/5 rDev +21.3%
A. medium hazy orange, I knew this was going to be good.
S. very citrusy , orange, lemon, and grap
efruit were the prominent aromas.
T. aroma matched the taste...lemons and grapefruit a hint of orange.
M. I gave this a 5, oily, lots of sticky resins,...fairly heavy bodied....just the way I like it.
O. This was one was a great surprise! I had never heard of it, my wonderful, intuitive wife picked it out at the grocery store.
After opening I always have her pick out what aromas that come to her and then to taste....I Always get the turned up nose and "it's to bitter". This time I thought I was going to have to go to battle. She loved it!!!! Hence my score. Would I buy again? You betcha , so would she, and she did the next day.
Finally, a beer my Wife likes, and she doesn't drink beer at all.
This will be one of my go to beers. It just left me wanting more, unfortunately it was my only bottle.
06-24-2013 07:29:33 | More by DrDaves49
4.83/5 rDev +19.9%
On tap at Belmont Station in PDX.
appearance - good transparency, orange, foamy head, nice lacing
smell - grapefruit and fresh resinous hops
taste - definitely hop forward, citrus and grapefruit, the malt is barely even there like it should be
mouthfeel - medium body, perfect carbonation, slightly dry finish
overall - excellent hop profile, exactly what i like in an ipa
12-25-2011 21:42:21 | More by djbreezy
4.66/5 rDev +15.6%
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.
09-14-2011 03:42:56 | More by NWer
4.65/5 rDev +15.4%
Bought a 22oz bottle in Salem, Oregon and poured into a tulip.
A- Dark orange/amber color. Kind of cloudy or hazy with a 1 inch off white head. Sufficient lacing and retention.
S- Citrus, pine, cotton candy, tropical fruit. Smells freaking delicious!
T- Fantastic hop flavors similar to the smell. Started off with the pine, moving to grapefruit/citrus, then onto tropical fruit flavors before finishing where it began with more sweet pine.
M- Not oily. Not dry. Smooth with a good amount of carbonation.
O- A very enjoyable Oregon style IPA. There are an assortment of flavors, all delicious.
08-17-2012 02:49:48 | More by CascadiaGrokker
4.55/5 rDev +12.9%
Serving from bottle into 16oz tulip.
A: great straw color with hints of amber, amazing lacing, and little carbonation visible.
S: smells like a little simcoe and/or summit. onions, weed, grass, pine, and more weed.
T: nice sweet melon and citrus mixed with bitterness from the hops. fantastic hop profile.
M: smooth, sticky and full bodied. light carbonation
O: A stunning ipa worthy of the PNW. more please
11-04-2012 01:57:57 | More by Mages64
4.55/5 rDev +12.9%
Im tired of having to write out the required this and that of beers and filling out the required space for writing reviews. If I could write short and concise write ups of these beers I would give all beers their due time in the rating process…After all I use this site for personal recollection more than anything...
I LOVE THIS BEER…Ive drank WAY more beers than Ive reviewed on this site. That being said, I see that Heady Topper is the end all be all of beers. Living in Vermont I know this to be some sort of phenomenon regarded as true. Im not here to tell you HT is a bad beer. Far from it. Its amazing. But is it overhyped? YES.
I honestly and 100% believe that this beer is the best APA in a can, dollar for dollar with HT. And best of all you can enjoy it at anytime because you don't have to hunt it down and wait hours in line for it.
What can I say? This 802 kid LOVES North-Left Coast hops.
10-22-2013 11:59:12 | More by SpasmWaiter
Descender IPA from GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
90 out of 100 based on 277 ratings.