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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

277 Ratings
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Ratings: 277
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 14
Gots: 20 | 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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beertunes

Washington

3.08/5  rDev -23.6%

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.

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

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

07-25-2014 00:10:27 | More by warriorsoul
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largadeer

California

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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

Montana

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

07-25-2014 22:26:12 | More by DrMindbender
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hansenm72

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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.

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

11-30-2013 23:22:23 | More by comradekyle
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deanhead

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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

Oregon

3.56/5  rDev -11.7%

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.

01-17-2014 02:05:37 | More by Fatehunter
Descender IPA from GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
90 out of 100 based on 277 ratings.