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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
85
very good

64 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.05%
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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elcrawl

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

07-24-2013 03:19:47 | More by elcrawl
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Brad007

Vermont

3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2013 14:26:13 | More by Brad007
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2013 16:52:09 | More by BeerAdvocate
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PortlandSunDevil

Oregon

3/5  rDev -21.1%

06-17-2013 16:46:48 | More by PortlandSunDevil
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stript

Washington

3/5  rDev -21.1%

06-03-2013 03:00:17 | More by stript
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Stiffler

Oregon

4/5  rDev +5.3%

06-03-2013 01:56:19 | More by Stiffler
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deanhead

Vermont

3/5  rDev -21.1%

05-28-2013 14:26:19 | More by deanhead
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SMITHAND

Oregon

4/5  rDev +5.3%

05-15-2013 18:15:55 | More by SMITHAND
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-09-2013 19:37:31 | More by LXIXME
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twelveinches

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-09-2013 05:56:34 | More by twelveinches
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

05-08-2013 02:49:52 | More by leftoverburrito
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blurredline

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

04-15-2013 02:38:54 | More by blurredline
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beertunes

Washington

2.99/5  rDev -21.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 06:16:54 | More by beertunes
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chugamugofsud

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

02-20-2013 19:37:19 | More by chugamugofsud
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leedorham

Washington

4/5  rDev +5.3%

02-16-2013 03:29:46 | More by leedorham
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Hopmodium

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

01-28-2013 21:24:55 | More by Hopmodium
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MacHeadBeer

California

3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-26-2013 02:07:57 | More by MacHeadBeer
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-18-2013 03:20:38 | More by slimntubbs
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Fatehunter

Oregon

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2013 21:09:15 | More by Fatehunter
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Jules11788

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

10-28-2012 21:25:51 | More by Jules11788
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gleemonger

California

4.75/5  rDev +25%

09-07-2012 19:28:09 | More by gleemonger
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Chou

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

09-07-2012 03:54:09 | More by Chou
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Reidrover

Oregon

3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
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

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 22:21:43 | More by Reidrover
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium copper amber with a nice two finger off-white head and lots of lacing. Great aroma of bready and caramel malt, citrus and light pine hops, bordering on IPA country. Pleasant flavor of sweet malt and herbal and pine hops, light citrus and hop finish. Nicely balanced and integrated flavors. Medium bodied with hints of creaminess, not what I'd expect from a low ABV pale ale, but appreciated. Flavors are somewhat muted, but in style for a pale ale. A pleasant, refreshing pale ale for a rare hot Seattle evening. Very glad I got to try this; it's a worthy tribute to it's title mountain rescuers.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 03:03:25 | More by LiquidAmber
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Perducci

Arizona

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-14-2012 23:46:46 | More by Perducci
Mountain Rescue Pale Ale from GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
85 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.