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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

249 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 249
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 12
Gots: 14 | 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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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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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

11-24-2013 18:02:33 | More by acurtis
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Fusebuddy

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

04-17-2014 23:33:10 | More by Fusebuddy
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Washington

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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wlynch

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

08-06-2013 18:23:50 | More by wlynch
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Smurf2055

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

08-08-2013 19:54:10 | More by Smurf2055
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BESTIALEX

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

06-23-2013 18:51:33 | More by BESTIALEX
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wchasse222

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

09-26-2013 21:46:42 | More by wchasse222
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bccrosley

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

11-12-2013 01:03:26 | More by bccrosley
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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NWHopinator

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

06-19-2014 08:17:04 | More by NWHopinator
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

06-15-2013 20:36:41 | More by nmann08
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

10-03-2013 11:36:54 | More by DrunkinYogi
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Hopheadhiker

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

02-02-2014 01:43:58 | More by Hopheadhiker
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jakecattleco

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

10-11-2013 02:44:33 | More by jakecattleco
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polishkaz

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

07-15-2013 17:42:00 | More by polishkaz
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

07-08-2012 03:40:09 | More by johnnyboy76
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gefinley

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

10-06-2013 01:59:52 | More by gefinley
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Stevotex

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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Descender IPA from GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
90 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.