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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

259 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 259
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 12
Gots: 16 | 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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Ratings: 259 | Reviews: 55 | Display Reviews Only:
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EJS

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

07-12-2013 04:43:29 | More by EJS
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BKotch

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-11-2013 21:59:44 | More by BKotch
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snohojimbo

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-08-2013 03:27:08 | More by snohojimbo
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tubeman

New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-07-2013 22:25:53 | More by tubeman
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JReites

Florida

4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a 7venth sun tulip glass.

A: hazy deep oranges color with about a finger of tan head. Nice hue for an IPA.

Smell: Fresh piney hop smell. Very clean and smooth smelling.

Taste: Piney and citrusy hop flavor. Not overly hoppy. Bitter up front with a smooth finish. Seems to be a good, balance IPA.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a smooth flavor and a mild creaminess. Very nice for an IPA.

Overall: This is a very good IPA. It is very smooth and drinkable. Would definitely recommend this for anyone looking for an easy drinking IPA. Does not taste like a higher ABV beer.

Serving type: can

Serving type: can

07-07-2013 01:39:48 | More by JReites
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luvbier

Vermont

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-04-2013 02:12:06 | More by luvbier
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nygannon

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-03-2013 07:02:55 | More by nygannon
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sukwonee

Washington

4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle, dated 4/30/2013.... so about 2 month old.

$3.99 at Total Wine. Great price!

A: orange body with one finger head that disappears fairly quickly.

S: not much smell surprisingly. but what I do pick up is great. citrus, grapefruit, orange, biscuit.

T: very nice. It lacks a bit of punch but its nice and refreshing. hoppy but not overpowering. balanced with biscuit like malt.

M: I think this bottle is quite flat. this is the most disappointing part of the beer. maybe i just got a wrong bottle (UPDATE - I got some cans of this brew this time and carbonation was just fine). Changing my rating on this to 4.25.

O: solid and will be revisited. hopefully fresher bottle next time.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 04:08:28 | More by sukwonee
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ryser2k

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

06-30-2013 00:50:57 | More by ryser2k
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rab53

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

06-29-2013 14:54:44 | More by rab53
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jmarsh123

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-27-2013 23:55:29 | More by jmarsh123
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durlta

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-26-2013 02:12:17 | More by durlta
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-25-2013 00:31:52 | More by dmorgan310
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DrDaves49

Oregon

4.89/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A. medium hazy orange, I knew this was going to be good.

S. very citrusy , orange, lemon, and grap
efruit were the prominent aromas.

T. aroma matched the taste...lemons and grapefruit a hint of orange.

M. I gave this a 5, oily, lots of sticky resins,...fairly heavy bodied....just the way I like it.

O. This was one was a great surprise! I had never heard of it, my wonderful, intuitive wife picked it out at the grocery store.

After opening I always have her pick out what aromas that come to her and then to taste....I Always get the turned up nose and "it's to bitter". This time I thought I was going to have to go to battle. She loved it!!!! Hence my score. Would I buy again? You betcha , so would she, and she did the next day.

Finally, a beer my Wife likes, and she doesn't drink beer at all.

This will be one of my go to beers. It just left me wanting more, unfortunately it was my only bottle.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2013 07:29:33 | More by DrDaves49
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gdub

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-23-2013 23:42:44 | More by gdub
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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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jera1350

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-22-2013 02:35:08 | More by jera1350
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draheim

Washington

4.34/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle into a tulip. Pous a slightly hazy orange/copper color w/ a loose, sudsy head, some patchy lacing.

Aroma is a bit juicy burst of tropical fruit with plenty of sticky hop resin. Orange, grapefruit, peach. Mouth-watering.

Taste is equally juicy and drinkable; on the sweet side with a sharp hoppy bite. Outstanding balance.

Mouthfeel is smooth and slick, refreshing. Can't stop drinking this.

Overall, yes. This is very good.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2013 01:25:36 | More by draheim
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flagmantho

Washington

4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: rich orange hue with a moderate haze and effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy tan foam with moderate retention. Not bad.

Smell: sweet malt with a little oxidation-type character and a fresh bouquet of grassy hops with just a little bit of berry character thrown in. Very smooth and approachable; I like it.

Taste: plenty of sweet malt with a subdued hop presence. Hops are similarly grassy and fruity, but with a little bit more citrus character thrown in. Bitterness is strong but relatively smooth toward the end. A good IPA, if a little on the malty side of things.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a very good level of carbonation and a great creaminess; one you don't usually see in an IPA. Love it!

Overall: this is a darn good IPA. The finish really lingers on the tongue; the bitterness isn't harsh but it sure is durable. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: can

06-18-2013 23:36:34 | More by flagmantho
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RJLarse

Washington

4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought a bomber of Descender IPA in a grocery store. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a rich gold/amber color, slightly hazy, with thick creamy head. Also in the appearance category I'll note the bottle. Nice silk screened artwork on the bottle instead of a paper label.

Smell is a string and sweet lemon blossom and pine aroma. Very nice and strong on the nose.

Taste is a subdued citrus and sweet bread flavor up front, with a stronger fruit flavor through the middle, and then back to a bread and bitter pine flavor on the finish. Three very distinct flavors.

Mouthfeel is incredibly smooth, with a silky mildly carbonated texture, and a fairly clean finish, with a mildly bitter aftertaste.

Overall a very drinkable IPA. I know where to get more of this, and I will definitely get some more this summer.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 22:48:02 | More by RJLarse
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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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stx00lax

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-14-2013 04:32:49 | More by stx00lax
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PortlandSunDevil

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-12-2013 22:58:06 | More by PortlandSunDevil
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-11-2013 16:17:11 | More by ThePorterSorter
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BillHilly

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-04-2013 01:38:39 | More by BillHilly
Descender IPA from GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
90 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.