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Mountain Rescue Pale Ale - GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall

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Mountain Rescue Pale AleMountain Rescue Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
84
good

74 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 74
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.94%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jdense on 01-03-2012)
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Photo of Derek
2/5  rDev -46.4%

Photo of ConnorMagee
2/5  rDev -46.4%

bomber into a tulip. Really

wondering if I got a bad bottle. It's insanely over carbonated to a point that makes it almost undrinkable. Finding myself burping after every sip. If it weren't for the carbonation, this could be a decently enjoyable beer.

Cloudy amber hue. Strong cardamom aftertaste.

Photo of sharpski
2.5/5  rDev -33%

Photo of beertunes
2.99/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the ridiculous 22oz format. Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a very cloudy orange-amber color with way over an inch of off-white head that very good retention and pretty good lacing.

The aroma was neutral at first, but after a minute some pine and citrus hops popped up, with just the faintest hint of malt in the background. The taste was a bit more hop forward, I'd say this tastes more like an IPA than a Pale, and had a bit of sweetness that didn't show in the nose.

The body was a bit thinner than I like in the style, but wasn't at all watery. Drinkability was decent, it went down quickly and easily, but not memorably. Overall, a decent enough brew, one that probably would have gotten a bit higher score if it were approached as an IPA. Worth a shot if you see it.

Photo of aaholmes
3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

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3/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of BradMacMullin
3.21/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had at Top Notch in VT. Difficulty with this review is I am in beer heaven so my palate is expecting a lot from this one. Never heard of this beer when I lived in Oregon. Pours a nice light amber color, with a slight head. Has a florally smell, and the taste is pretty much the same. Slightly nutty and grapefruit taste. Mildly hoppy - kind of a poor mans Sierra Nevada. A drinkable beer likely nice on a hot day. May come back again for this

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #64 (May 2012):

LOOK: Hazed amber, creamy lacing

SMELL: Juicy grapefruit, piney, mint, nutty grain, leafy

TASTE: Big smoothness, medium body, extra juicy, citric bomb, evergreen, vegetal, dry, biscuity, bitter orange peel, pithy

Starts off strong with a huge hoppy nose. It being a Pale Ale and all, we were surprised to see less balance here, as the hop flavor draws too much from the palate. Hop heavy without a massive hop bitterness.

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of mabermud
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Okay...I would have to be hard pressed to have this again.

Photo of Chou
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Brad007
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This stood out due to the artwork and the fact that it's a brewery that just got picked up around here.

Pours a nice copper with a thick, frothy head into my glass. Plenty of lacing lines the edges of the glass.

It certainly is dry-hopped and nice balance of pine and citrus in the nose. There's also a hint of tasty malt underneath.

Very bitter upfront with more of that excellent citrus/pine hop balance in the flavor.

Lingering bitterness "scorches" and coats the back of the throat. There's not much else to enjoy except for some butteriness from the malt.

Too strong to be a pale ale. I'm thinking extra pale. Worth a try at least.

Photo of Reidrover
3.6/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle from "Lifesource" Salem. $3.99 Clear light amber colored ale with a nice thick,bubbly off white head. Sweet malty aromas..caramel, some nuttiness. Taste is very well balanced there is caramel mats and grassy hop but they seem totally intertwined..and none dominate until the end when a nice grassy bitterness takes over. Nice enough on the palate..maybe a smidgen too sweet and sticky in the end. An OK beer somewhere between and amber and a APA

Photo of Spikester
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a bomber. Pours hazy amber with two fingers of cream white head. Good amount of fine lacing. Floral hop aroma with some dark leather scent. Taste is full resinous moderately bitter hops with a plentiful amount of malt support. Mouthfeel is quite full for the style. Carbonation is a bit less than average which makes it quite drinkable. Overall a fine APA and well worth a bomber purchase and contributes to a good cause as well.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I grabbed a bottle of this in Bend, OR.

A - Pours a cloudy, dark orange wtih a red tint. A small tan head forms with good retention and lacing.

S - Hoppy pine and grass, some lemon tones also come through.

T - Bitter grass and light lemons.

D - Good carbonation with a thinner body.

O - A hoppy pale, solid and it supports a good cause.

Photo of mactrail
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Slightly hazed dark amber shows lots of tiny bubbles in the glass. Better than average head retention. Bright and sudsy on the tongue. The body seems pretty full for the moderate alcohol content. Can you smell caramel? That and some herbal notes.

The warm malt is the dominant flavor at first, followed by the leafy, herbaceous hops. The dry hopping provides a lot of aromatics without as much bitterness as many bigger Pale Ales. This seems like a nice version that is well within the style-- hoppy but not too hopped up, and pleasantly malty. A touch of roasted malt that is reminiscent of a Märzen.

Another good Pale Ale from Oregon. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Market of Choice on 29th in Eugene.

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Mountain Rescue Pale Ale from GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
84 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.