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Descender IPA - GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall

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Descender IPADescender IPA

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90
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259 Ratings
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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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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-04-2014 05:16:55 | More by ste5venla
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tjcamm

Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-02-2014 00:08:55 | More by tjcamm
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chippo33

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

05-29-2014 05:11:58 | More by chippo33
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-26-2014 16:19:41 | More by jpd7374
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tastymug

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

05-24-2014 00:39:52 | More by tastymug
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nhirsch04

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

05-23-2014 02:33:28 | More by nhirsch04
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jcugafsu

Georgia

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-13-2014 21:15:38 | More by jcugafsu
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sommersb

Tennessee

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
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

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
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gatheredwaters

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

05-05-2014 21:39:01 | More by gatheredwaters
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

05-05-2014 02:03:40 | More by PEIhop
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

04-26-2014 20:25:21 | More by richkrull
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MPPHISH

New York

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-26-2014 00:03:25 | More by MPPHISH
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Fusebuddy

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

04-17-2014 23:33:10 | More by Fusebuddy
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zestd

Idaho

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-10-2014 10:00:57 | More by zestd
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IndyDad

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

04-08-2014 21:55:44 | More by IndyDad
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-06-2014 16:34:17 | More by EgadBananas
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i4ourgot

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-21-2014 03:12:18 | More by i4ourgot
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mfield14

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

03-15-2014 00:22:53 | More by mfield14
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markgugs

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-13-2014 21:09:05 | More by markgugs
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StJamesGate

New York

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
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BastardKing24

Oregon

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
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Hendry

Vermont

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
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-08-2014 01:01:29 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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Dolfan907

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

03-02-2014 16:22:04 | More by Dolfan907
Descender IPA from GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
90 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.