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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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very good

70 Ratings

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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.17%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | 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 loren01
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

loren01, Sep 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

smb71481, Sep 04, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

jbeervt, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of msubulldog25
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

msubulldog25, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of RJLarse
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I bought a 22 oz bottle of Mountain Rescue Dry Hop Pale Ale in a grocery store. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a burnt orange/gold color, hazy with a thick foamy white head. The bottle has some nice artwork on it, silk screened not a paper label.

Smell is a light sweet citrus aroma, lemon blossoms and sweet orange scents.

Taste is a sweet bread flavor upfront, with a hint of caramel, and then a mildly bitter citrus and pine finish. It's a mild dry hop bitterness, not like an IPA.

Mouthfeel has some body to it, but it's a clean feel and appropriate for the style.

Overall a very good, full flavored and tasty pale ale. I'd have this again. A solid offering from Good Life Brewing. And yet another reason to queue up a trip to Bend, Oregon.

RJLarse, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of brewstervt
3/5  rDev -20.6%

brewstervt, Jul 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

elcrawl, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of Brad007
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
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.

Brad007, Jul 02, 2013
Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

BeerAdvocate, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of PortlandSunDevil
3/5  rDev -20.6%

PortlandSunDevil, Jun 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

stript, Jun 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Stiffler, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of deanhead
3/5  rDev -20.6%

deanhead, May 28, 2013
4/5  rDev +5.8%

SMITHAND, May 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

LXIXME, May 09, 2013
Photo of twelveinches
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

twelveinches, May 09, 2013
Photo of leftoverburrito
4.5/5  rDev +19%

leftoverburrito, May 08, 2013
Photo of blurredline
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

blurredline, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of beertunes
2.99/5  rDev -20.9%
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.

beertunes, Apr 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

chugamugofsud, Feb 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

leedorham, Feb 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Hopmodium, Jan 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.6%

MacHeadBeer, Jan 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

slimntubbs, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of Fatehunter
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Two fingers of head on a clear, copper colored body.
Nice aroma of spruce and pineapple.
Pine taste at first, then building dry lemon bitterness to the end.
Soft texture with lower carbonation and medium body.
It has great aroma, and good taste and texture. As a pale ale it is pretty hoppy though.

Fatehunter, Jan 02, 2013
Mountain Rescue Pale Ale from GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
85 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.