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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

250 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 250
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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sharpski

Oregon

2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

10-01-2013 19:35:06 | More by sharpski
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jason_nwx

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

06-28-2014 23:08:14 | More by jason_nwx
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anteater

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

08-03-2013 02:09:25 | More by anteater
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BigE90

Washington

3/5  rDev -25.9%

07-20-2013 03:53:21 | More by BigE90
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RyanCave

Oregon

3/5  rDev -25.9%

12-24-2013 19:37:45 | More by RyanCave
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JandJMD

Maryland

3/5  rDev -25.9%

08-10-2013 23:21:29 | More by JandJMD
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beertunes

Washington

3.08/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a semi-cloudy orange-yellow color with 1/2 inch of off-white head that had low retention and good lacing.

The aroma was a relatively subdued blend of citrus and pine hops, with just a bit of base malt showing through. On the tongue, the situation was the same, mostly those hops, with just a bit of malt, not enough for balance.

The body was a bit on the the light side, again, a lack of malts, and had a nicely dry finish. Drinkability was good, I finished my pint easily enough, but was ready to move on after it. Overall, an OK example of the style, average. Probably worth a shot if you see it, but probably not worth seeking out.

Serving type: on-tap

03-07-2013 19:23:08 | More by beertunes
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largadeer

California

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

01-18-2014 05:43:46 | More by largadeer
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

10-07-2013 12:38:29 | More by thinwhiteduke
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DeekNayvuz

Montana

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

09-22-2013 01:17:58 | More by DeekNayvuz
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ScottJergenson


3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

06-22-2014 21:53:48 | More by ScottJergenson
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hansenm72

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

07-01-2014 18:34:47 | More by hansenm72
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beagle75

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

07-25-2013 23:31:00 | More by beagle75
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chippo33

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

05-29-2014 05:11:58 | More by chippo33
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olaph

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

02-04-2012 00:20:22 | More by olaph
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MacHeadBeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

01-30-2013 22:10:07 | More by MacHeadBeer
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Chou

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

09-07-2012 03:53:50 | More by Chou
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to flexabull for this can in a box full of hops...& a new brewery to boot. Always happy to sample the new goods. 12 oz. can split with my wife in our little mini-Friday tasting.

Pour is a clear, filtered light orange with plenty of head, if you're into that, & it's all clingy. Oranges, mango, perhaps a touch of grapefruit are tracked into the nasal passages, perhaps best to just say floral & tropical. Understated. Or dignified. You choose.

Descender IPA is a balanced IPA. While that may be a complement in some quarters, it's not in this household. Clean, light malt is complemented by light, floral hops. Breadiness intrudes on the midsection, but a decent oily, resiny bitterness also arrives, albeit late, & tamely, though it builds. Smooth, dry finish is nice; ends much better than it arrives. But again, splitting the can with my wife does me just fine.

Everybody & their brother is making an IPA these days, almost literally. While this one is nice, it's gentle & doesn't make much of an impression either way. Pretty good.

Serving type: can

09-14-2013 01:58:00 | More by maximum12
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

12-05-2013 00:56:00 | More by Knapp85
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stript

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

06-03-2013 02:59:55 | More by stript
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Hoolihan

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

02-17-2012 01:30:57 | More by Hoolihan
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Kylemif

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

10-03-2013 23:00:35 | More by Kylemif
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

01-18-2014 06:38:17 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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fredmugs

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

01-24-2014 17:23:47 | More by fredmugs
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comradekyle

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

11-30-2013 23:22:23 | More by comradekyle
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Descender IPA from GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
90 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.