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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
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264 Ratings
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Ratings: 264
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 13
Gots: 18 | 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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Ratings: 264 | Reviews: 55 | Display Reviews Only:
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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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DrMindbender

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

07-25-2014 22:26:12 | More by DrMindbender
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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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deanhead

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

03-27-2013 10:33:34 | More by deanhead
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NHbeerfishing

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

02-09-2014 19:08:10 | More by NHbeerfishing
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Big_V

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

03-28-2013 18:08:03 | More by Big_V
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.56/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

Serving type: can

01-17-2014 02:05:37 | More by Fatehunter
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Murrhey

Montana

3.66/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at Portland's Belmont Station for $4.98. Poured from a bomber into a conic pint glass in high elevation Libby, Mont.

A- Two and a half finger cream-colored head. Surprisingly long retention, lasts several minutes. Murky orange color with middling clarity. Thick fluffy lacing as the head descends.

S- Citrusy, tropical, West-coast hop smell. Fruity, floral and fragrant. Pineapple and sugary bits. Very sweet and floral aroma.

T- Fresh, not too bitter, not to sweet. Has great qualities on both sides of the IPA scale. Nice flavor. Slightly sour, actually.

M- Medium bodied, wet, slightly sticky.

O- Nice IPA from GoodLife. Bend is a great scene right now.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 04:26:13 | More by Murrhey
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Brad007

Vermont

3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a nice amber with a blonde hue and a huge, frothy head into my glass. I liked the one other beer that I found from this brewery and I figured I'd give this a try.

Lots of pine and citrus notes in the nose. The bitterness is definitely there and as with any good IPA, the malt knows its' place and stays in the background.

The bitterness hits my palate like a nail gun, with pine resin and a touch of grapefruit. The malt is there, adding some butteriness to the overall profile.

The best part is the lingering bitterness, which is mainly pine resin. It warms the palate going down and reminds you that that it's all business.

As cliched as my thoughts are, this is an excellent IPA for those who love to smack their lips after a sip and savor the bitterness itself. It could be tamed with more of a malt presence but why bother? Just pick it up.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 17:28:49 | More by Brad007
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

01-03-2014 02:20:45 | More by bpfrush
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

11-24-2013 18:02:33 | More by acurtis
Descender IPA from GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
90 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.