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Descender IPA - GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall

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Descender IPADescender IPA

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280 Ratings
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Ratings: 280
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 14
Gots: 20 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

tastymug, May 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

nhirsch04, May 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

jcugafsu, May 13, 2014
Photo of sommersb
3.95/5  rDev -2%

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.

sommersb, May 13, 2014
Photo of JMScowcroft
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%

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.

JMScowcroft, May 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

gatheredwaters, May 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

PEIhop, May 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

richkrull, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

MPPHISH, Apr 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Fusebuddy, Apr 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

zestd, Apr 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

IndyDad, Apr 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

EgadBananas, Apr 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

i4ourgot, Mar 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

mfield14, Mar 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

markgugs, Mar 13, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +1.7%

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?

StJamesGate, Mar 10, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +3.7%

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.

BastardKing24, Mar 10, 2014
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3.85/5  rDev -4.5%

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.

Hendry, Mar 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

GreenMountainBoy, Mar 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Dolfan907, Mar 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

SixPack6, Mar 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

serebeerdrinker, Feb 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

linnymtu, Feb 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Asics, Feb 22, 2014
Descender IPA from GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
90 out of 100 based on 280 ratings.