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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

257 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 257
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 12
Gots: 15 | 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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IPAgirl87

Oregon

5/5  rDev +23.5%

12-22-2011 04:45:57 | More by IPAgirl87
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Tybarnett

Oregon

5/5  rDev +23.5%

01-20-2012 18:04:04 | More by Tybarnett
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rxncannon

Oregon

5/5  rDev +23.5%

02-02-2014 03:42:38 | More by rxncannon
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

5/5  rDev +23.5%

05-08-2013 02:51:00 | More by leftoverburrito
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DrDaves49

Oregon

4.89/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2013 07:29:33 | More by DrDaves49
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djbreezy

Washington

4.83/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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

Serving type: on-tap

12-25-2011 21:42:21 | More by djbreezy
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ryser2k

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

06-30-2013 00:50:57 | More by ryser2k
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Hops_n_Footy

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

07-01-2014 02:20:19 | More by Hops_n_Footy
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throwerbri

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

02-19-2013 01:48:40 | More by throwerbri
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EJS

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

07-12-2013 04:43:29 | More by EJS
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msondel

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

10-29-2012 23:18:33 | More by msondel
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blackcloud

Alaska

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

12-13-2012 22:06:44 | More by blackcloud
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AimToCheat

California

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

07-22-2014 22:10:23 | More by AimToCheat
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theveganbrewer

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

02-26-2013 05:01:26 | More by theveganbrewer
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gleemonger

California

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

09-07-2012 19:27:54 | More by gleemonger
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Whale

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

07-16-2013 20:27:23 | More by Whale
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NWer

Washington

4.66/5  rDev +15.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-14-2011 03:42:56 | More by NWer
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CascadiaGrokker

Oregon

4.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 02:49:48 | More by CascadiaGrokker
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Mages64

Washington

4.55/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 01:57:57 | More by Mages64
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SpasmWaiter

Vermont

4.55/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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...

ANYHOO…

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.

Serving type: can

10-22-2013 11:59:12 | More by SpasmWaiter
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

04-26-2014 20:25:21 | More by richkrull
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bouncepass

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

01-14-2014 05:14:41 | More by bouncepass
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WhitmansNiece

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-15-2014 02:00:40 | More by WhitmansNiece
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

01-23-2014 22:32:54 | More by foxyaardvark27
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

08-16-2012 02:24:57 | More by bumchilly25
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Descender IPA from GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
90 out of 100 based on 257 ratings.