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Descender IPA - GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall

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Descender IPADescender IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

308 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 308
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 13
Gots: 26 | 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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Photo of SpasmWaiter
4.55/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Im tired of having to write out the required this and that of beers and filling out the required space for writing reviews. If I could write short and concise write ups of these beers I would give all beers their due time in the rating process…After all I use this site for personal recollection more than anything...

ANYHOO…

I LOVE THIS BEER…Ive drank WAY more beers than Ive reviewed on this site. That being said, I see that Heady Topper is the end all be all of beers. Living in Vermont I know this to be some sort of phenomenon regarded as true. Im not here to tell you HT is a bad beer. Far from it. Its amazing. But is it overhyped? YES.
I honestly and 100% believe that this beer is the best APA in a can, dollar for dollar with HT. And best of all you can enjoy it at anytime because you don't have to hunt it down and wait hours in line for it.

What can I say? This 802 kid LOVES North-Left Coast hops.

SpasmWaiter, Oct 22, 2013
Photo of Wrhino
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Wrhino, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of oriolesfan4
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

oriolesfan4, Oct 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

jakecattleco, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

thinwhiteduke, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of gefinley
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

gefinley, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of Kylemif
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Kylemif, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

DrunkinYogi, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of sharpski
2.5/5  rDev -38.1%

sharpski, Oct 01, 2013
Photo of maximus_rebel
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

maximus_rebel, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of TheBaumer
4/5  rDev -1%

TheBaumer, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of wchasse222
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

wchasse222, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of Beerme5
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Beerme5, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of mpenning13
4/5  rDev -1%

mpenning13, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of DeekNayvuz
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

DeekNayvuz, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of maximum12
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to flexabull for this can in a box full of hops...& a new brewery to boot. Always happy to sample the new goods. 12 oz. can split with my wife in our little mini-Friday tasting.

Pour is a clear, filtered light orange with plenty of head, if you're into that, & it's all clingy. Oranges, mango, perhaps a touch of grapefruit are tracked into the nasal passages, perhaps best to just say floral & tropical. Understated. Or dignified. You choose.

Descender IPA is a balanced IPA. While that may be a complement in some quarters, it's not in this household. Clean, light malt is complemented by light, floral hops. Breadiness intrudes on the midsection, but a decent oily, resiny bitterness also arrives, albeit late, & tamely, though it builds. Smooth, dry finish is nice; ends much better than it arrives. But again, splitting the can with my wife does me just fine.

Everybody & their brother is making an IPA these days, almost literally. While this one is nice, it's gentle & doesn't make much of an impression either way. Pretty good.

maximum12, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful creamy head on the orange-tinged amber brew. Just a little lacing in the Duvel tulip. Mild but distinct aroma of apricots and flowery hops. Quite spritzy on the tongue with a mineral flavor. Light, sudsy mouthfeel.

Quite a friendly and pleasant brew overall. The hops are quite fragrant but not very bitter until you've had half a glass. Some sweet and roasted malt gives it a mellow mood. Pleasantly fruity with mango, a touch of grapefruit peel, and a little orange marmalade.

One of the more drinkable IPAs. Tangy, though, and a more than a little sharp. After suffering too many San Diego tongue bucklers, this is a pleasant change-up. I'd argue for an Oregon style to be added to the informal categories (e.g. West Coast IPA)-- mellow and drinkable. From the 22oz bottle purchased at Market of Choice on 29th in Eugene. Also tasted this from the 12 oz can bought at Hondo's Brew & Cork in Astoria.

mactrail, Sep 12, 2013
Photo of ssteakley
4.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, was I surprised. You had to get up close but the smell was fine. everything about this beer is outstanding but i am not sure why the after taste is so short? Everything is right up front and center, very nice IPA. It drifts off quickly though.Either way I am impressed with GoodLife....lots of good brews/IPA's coming from Oregon!

ssteakley, Sep 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

Jameswoody, Sep 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

smb71481, Sep 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

jds16, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of Braz
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at Top Foods. Very pretty gold color, almost glows. Nice white head with a bit of chill haze. Smells amazing. Pine and resin and woodsy overall. Taste is balanced with a slight sweetness and a nice hop punch. Mouthfeel is great too, nice and fully carbonated. This is the kind of IPA that sums it up for me. Had never heard of this brewery before and hope to find other offerings.

Braz, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

sjanowiak, Aug 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

BigJYoungblood, Aug 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Jerriko, Aug 23, 2013
Descender IPA from GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
91 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.