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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

294 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 294
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 12
Gots: 23 | 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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Photo of beertunes
3.08/5  rDev -23.8%
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.

beertunes, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of warriorsoul
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

warriorsoul, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of largadeer
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

largadeer, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

thinwhiteduke, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of DeekNayvuz
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

DeekNayvuz, Sep 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

ScottJergenson, Jun 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

DrMindbender, Jul 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

hansenm72, Jul 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

beagle75, Jul 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

chippo33, May 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

olaph, Feb 04, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

MacHeadBeer, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of Chou
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Chou, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of maximum12
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
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.

maximum12, Sep 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Knapp85, Dec 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

stript, Jun 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Hoolihan, Feb 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Kylemif, Oct 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

fredmugs, Jan 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

comradekyle, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of deanhead
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

deanhead, Mar 27, 2013
Photo of NHbeerfishing
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

NHbeerfishing, Feb 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Big_V, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
3.56/5  rDev -11.9%
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.

Fatehunter, Jan 17, 2014
Descender IPA from GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
90 out of 100 based on 294 ratings.