Descender IPA - GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall

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Descender IPADescender IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

323 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 323
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 14
Gots: 31 | 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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4.16/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.92/5  rDev -3.2%

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4.13/5  rDev +2%

Really refreshing IPA, a little sweet up front followed by a citrusy, earthy, and bitter hoppiness punch.

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4.1/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +3.7%

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #70 (November 2012):

With such greatness this IPA grabs the benchmark for the style and raises it a bit. Very refreshing to run into and American IPA that does overuse the usual “trendy” hops but rather finds a perfect blend. Goodlife without a doubt nailed it here from first whiff to the last drop.

STYLE: American IPA
ABV: 7.0%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Clear copper hue, excellent froth

SMELL: Fresh hop resin, birch bark, tobacco, evergreen, grapefruit, bready, marmalade

TASTE: Medium bodied, biting smoothness, full hop jacket, ample bitterness, earthy, leafy, tobacco, mustard seeds, citrus rind, sticky, bready underneath, slightly warming, faint peaches

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.2/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +23.5%

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3.9/5  rDev -3.7%

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4.92/5  rDev +21.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Served cold from a 12 oz can into a shaker pint. No date stamp on the can.

Descender is a slightly hazy golden amber color with thick white head. It has good retention and leaves some nice lacing as it settles.

Aroma is hoppy and fresh with candied citrus, grapefruit, and pine.

Flavor is sweet up front with pale malts, caramel, and toast. Bitterness is at a good level for an American IPA. Pine is more dominant in the flavor than the aroma with the citrus playing a smaller role.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated.

Overall a very good Pacific NW IPA and worth seeking out.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Descender IPA from GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
90 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.