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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
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255 Ratings
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Ratings: 255
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.63%
Wants: 12
Gots: 15 | 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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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz, no date
Riedel tulip

A: Pretty much clear orange color. With aggressive pour I got about a finger of slightly off white head. Faded pretty quickly into just a collar of bubbles. Some lacing sheeting.

S: Smells pretty darn good. Good amount of mango and citrus like hops. Some of that orange marmalade character. Light balance from malts behind it.

T: Up front you get a sharp pinch of bitterness from the hops. It actually faded out quickly. Tasting those fruity hops in the mid palate for balance. Definitely some pine and that orange marmalade. Finish is dry with some hop carry over.

M: Medium bodied.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2013 18:16:32 | More by inlimbo77
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DenverLogan

Colorado

3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From 22 oz bottle, shipped from Letspour. Poured in Corsendonk chalice.
Pours a dark gold color...big head of various size bubbles.
Aroma of pine, plain scones, citrus hops, grass.
Significant carbonation...bold mouthfeel.
Flavors of rich malts and hops...slight citrus, white grapefruit, sourdough bread, white and black pepper, slight cream of tartar, minerals, peppercorn, rosemary, alcohol. Slight mouth puckering bitter bite, rich malts, slight sweetness, dry finish. Good, but not something I would crave...it could well taste a bit different if sitting at the brewery tasting room.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 03:21:01 | More by DenverLogan
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MacHeadBeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

01-30-2013 22:10:07 | More by MacHeadBeer
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OMsweetOM

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-24-2013 06:12:04 | More by OMsweetOM
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irishgreensoda

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-22-2013 00:20:53 | More by irishgreensoda
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Hopmodium

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

01-14-2013 00:08:07 | More by Hopmodium
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510a

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

01-12-2013 17:54:52 | More by 510a
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honkduh

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-09-2013 05:05:48 | More by honkduh
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

01-03-2013 21:26:56 | More by bluckbeyes
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philbertk

Washington

4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. Bottle purchased at Chuck's 85th Hop Shop for $4.59 + tax. Almost no lace no head wispy very thin white head. Clear pretty bright thin orange gold color. Huge grapefruit citrus aromatic hop front is wonderful without being too much. Light sediment dusting hazes brew at end of pour. Medium light textured refreshing very drinkable mild sweet citrus pine mild fruit crystal malt clean tasty NW IPA body. Dry mildly bitter rich citrus clean end. Very nice clean NW IPA. (4.0 / 5.0).

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2012 02:02:29 | More by philbertk
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vkv822

Oregon

3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz : tulip
bottled on: 11/19/12

Clear golden-orange with a foamy, off white head.

Resiny and juicy, citric hops. Light biscuit malt backing, faint toffee in both the aroma and taste.

Medium+ body with medium carbonation.

A well done IPA, makes me interested to try other offerings from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 09:02:16 | More by vkv822
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blackcloud

Alaska

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

12-13-2012 22:06:44 | More by blackcloud
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twelveinches

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

12-02-2012 07:04:48 | More by twelveinches
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FalconA

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

11-29-2012 01:47:21 | More by FalconA
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bifrost17

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

11-13-2012 22:28:22 | More by bifrost17
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle to try, great price at $4.25 for a bomber.

A: Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a large, foamy head - about two fingers in height. Sort of a beige color. Nice head retention, leaving a good sized cap on top and nice lacing down the sides.

S: Nice and juicy aroma, filled with tropical fruits - orange, orange rind, and a bit of grapefruit. There is a little bit of caramel and toffee malt mixed in.

T: In your face hoppy. Most citrus fruits, pineapple grapefruit, orange, and plenty of zest. A hint of pine in the middle with some caramel and a slight malty sweetness as well.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, nice bitterness on the finish.

O: A solid IPA from GoodLife, look forward to trying more of their offerings.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 23:23:17 | More by mdaschaf
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Mages64

Washington

4.55/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Serving from bottle into 16oz tulip.
A: great straw color with hints of amber, amazing lacing, and little carbonation visible.
S: smells like a little simcoe and/or summit. onions, weed, grass, pine, and more weed.
T: nice sweet melon and citrus mixed with bitterness from the hops. fantastic hop profile.
M: smooth, sticky and full bodied. light carbonation
O: A stunning ipa worthy of the PNW. more please

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 01:57:57 | More by Mages64
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msondel

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

10-29-2012 23:18:33 | More by msondel
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dunix

Vermont

4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-29-2012 15:38:57 | More by dunix
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muchloveforhops3

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

10-22-2012 07:42:44 | More by muchloveforhops3
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a cloudy pale orange with a nice big effervescent white head adorning it. Fades slowly with excellent head retention (nice island floating around forever). Fluffy bits of lacing all over the place.

S: Wow, nice pungent and juicy hop aroma up front. Tropical fruit abound. I get some orange, tangerine, pineapple and grapefruit. Mild caramel malt helps sweeten it up a bit.

T: Again, strong west-coast style hops right in your face. I get a ton of resin along with the tropical fruits mentioned in the aroma. Maybe even some mild pine towards the middle once the caramel kicks in. Nice sweet caramel malt prevents this from becoming an over-the-top hop bomb. The caramel fades towards the finish, leaving lots of resin and some mild juicy tropical fruit. Long lasting lingering resin bitterness in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, slick and oily. Lots of lingering hop oils for sure.

O: Stunning IPA from a brewery I've never even heard of. Nice variety and strength of hops. Not ridiculously bitter but it's still quite a nice punch. Borderline DIPA in my opinion. Absolutely wonderful IPA though, definitely seek it out if you have access to this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2012 05:43:09 | More by Dope
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dirtylou

Washington

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

22oz bomber

appearance: served in a hilliards can-pint, clear dark copper body, thick white foam - solid retention

smell: tangerine, orange peel, fresh and clean

taste: fantastic ipa - really beautiful orange and tangerine zest flavors, a touch of pine, cracker malt, touch of mango. Lots of promise for GoodLife

mouthfeel: on point, moderate bitterness, great flavor profile

overall: solid solid stuff

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 02:34:59 | More by dirtylou
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.2%

09-14-2012 01:39:45 | More by Kopfschuss
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jdense

Oregon

4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle obtained from The Beer Mongers PDX, shared with neighborhood beer buddy 9.12.12.

Deep gold body, multiple streams of rising bubbles under two finger pure white head, medium dissipation with good lacing. Citrus and tropical notes in the nose, clean malt bill. Taste mirrors nose, good amount of not too assertive bitterness on back end to keep your attention, fruitiness more pronounced as it fully warmed, very well balanced. Mouthfeel medium, fairly dry finish, above average effervescence. Extremely drinkable. Nice job by one of Oregon's emerging young brewers, Curt Plants, will stand up against the best of NW IPAs. Worth seeking out, highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2012 13:58:27 | More by jdense
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IllNate

British Columbia (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very appealing medium amber with the perfect amount of foamy off-white head and great retention. Familiar citrus hops, with some pine and floral hop as well. Malt doesn't really show well in the aroma, but there is a slight caramel and bready tone. Taste follows with a whack of hops, citrus, pine and floral. Citrus takes on a tangerine pineapple character. Very bitter (bottle says 70 IBU), would like to see the comatose. Malt shows better here, but the hops rule with an iron fist. Mouthfeel is puckering and bitter, but smooth other than that. Overall a fine IPA, although I usually don't go for things this hoppy, very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 04:25:39 | More by IllNate
Descender IPA from GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
90 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.