Descender IPA - GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
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3.95/5 rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Tasted On: 05-122014
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. can
Glassware: Shaker pint
Purchased: Single from Let's Pour mailorder
A: Foam gushed from the can when I popped the tab, leading to a very tall white head. Beer is clear and a light amber color. Good lacing follows the head, which has excellent retention.
S: Smells of floral hops mainly, with some light citrus and tropical fruit aromas as well.
T: Moderately bitter in taste, with a nice balancing act between hops and malts.
M: Mouthfeel is crisp and clean on a light body. The beer finishes bitter and somewhat dry.
O: Overall a very nice IPA that seems perfect for the season as we head into warmer weather.
Serving type: can
05-13-2014 04:04:32 | More by sommersb
4.3/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall - Descender IPA, poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.
Look - Pours a cloudy caramel amber with a huge soapy head that retains well and leaves a great amount of excess lacing.
Smell - Aroma is some juicy citrus but primarily pine hops. Good hop/malt balance.
Taste - Hops take the lead form the start, juicy citrus with pine almost equal proportions. Ends more towards pine/floral.
Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with low carbonation. Smooth and drinkable. Zero booziness, for 7% this brew floored me with the drinkability.
Overall - This is a great Northwest AIPA, it has great hop proportions and goes down insanely smooth. I enjoyed this for sure.
Serving type: can
05-06-2014 15:58:49 | More by JMScowcroft
4.1/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
on tap at Double Dragon, Portland
Amber gold with a finger of white froth.
Big OJ, pine, and fruit nose.
Peach Danish, then orange, pine, and children’s Bayer hops.
Papaya finish and powdery linger.
Lt-med, crisp, slightly chewy.
Big, bitter, PNW IPA. Enough fruit, but cuts pretty hard with the IBUs. I could stay on this one.
Centennial, Chinook, Cascade, Galaxy, Warrior - “Hop-bursted” - does that help?
Serving type: on-tap
03-10-2014 18:58:17 | More by StJamesGate
4.18/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a nice light amber with a decent white head that sticks around
Smell is pine and citrus, with a bready malty backbone to balance it out
Taste is mostly malty with highlights of pine and citrus, pineapple, mango, and gold raisins.
Feel is lightly carbed
Overall a nice IPA that I can say is almost on par with union jack.
Serving type: bottle
03-10-2014 00:25:45 | More by BastardKing24
3.85/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Semi cloudy amber,1 finger of off white head, spotty lacing.
Aroma is citrus and pine, malts in the mix but less noticeable cold.
Good citrus and pine hop blast, but as it warms the malt becomes more prominent and sweet, typical of a West Coast IPA.
Mouthfeel was light medium ,slightly thin, good carbonation.
This one is good, but seems more impressive if consumed quickly rather than savored. I found the upfront hoppy character fading as it warmed, and that slight butterscotch sweetness became more pronounced. Worth trying if you enjoy a hoppy IPA.
Serving type: can
03-08-2014 03:41:40 | More by Hendry
Descender IPA from GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
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