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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

66 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.47%
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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RJLarse

Washington

4.18/5  rDev +10.9%

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.

07-28-2013 23:55:55 | More by RJLarse
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brewstervt

Vermont

3/5  rDev -20.4%

07-27-2013 22:25:36 | More by brewstervt
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elcrawl

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Vermont

3.53/5  rDev -6.4%

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.

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

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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.

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

Oregon

3/5  rDev -20.4%

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

Washington

3/5  rDev -20.4%

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

Oregon

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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

Vermont

3/5  rDev -20.4%

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

Oregon

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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

Washington

2.99/5  rDev -20.7%

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.

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

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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

Washington

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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

California

3/5  rDev -20.4%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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

Oregon

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%

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.

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

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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

California

4.75/5  rDev +26%

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

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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

Oregon

3.6/5  rDev -4.5%

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

09-03-2012 22:21:43 | More by Reidrover
Mountain Rescue Pale Ale from GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
85 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.