Descender IPA - GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
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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
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
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
Descender IPA from GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
90 out of 100 based on 264 ratings.