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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

280 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 280
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 13
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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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

stript, Jun 03, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Hoolihan, Feb 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Kylemif, Oct 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jan 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

fredmugs, Jan 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

comradekyle, Nov 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

deanhead, Mar 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

NHbeerfishing, Feb 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Big_V, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
3.56/5  rDev -11.7%
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
Photo of Murrhey
3.66/5  rDev -9.2%
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.

Murrhey, May 02, 2013
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3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

Brad007, Jul 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

BESTIALEX, Jun 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

wchasse222, Sep 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

nmann08, Jun 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

DrunkinYogi, Oct 03, 2013
Descender IPA from GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
90 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.