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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
83
good

70 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 70
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 12.17%
Wants: 2
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 Jules11788
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Jules11788, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of gleemonger
4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

gleemonger, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of Chou
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Chou, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of Reidrover
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
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

Reidrover, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
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.

LiquidAmber, Aug 17, 2012
Photo of Perducci
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Perducci, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of strongaf
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

strongaf, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of bluckbeyes
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

bluckbeyes, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of sevenshubby
4.5/5  rDev +19%

sevenshubby, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of ccrida
4.23/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into a 16 Tons nonic, mountain rescue is auburn with an off-white head that leaves very heavy foamy lace.

Smell is fairly citrusy, mandarin oranges, a touch of hop resin.

Taste is also pretty heavy on the orange notes, some citrus hops possibly amplified by English ale yeast esters. I like the fruitiness, and lower bitterness, but it's a touch sugary.

Mouthfeel is oily, slick, dry, medium bodied.

Drinkability is pretty good. This is a really flavor pale ale whose profile I'm digging. Also really like the whole tribute to the rescue crews. And the whole idea of the good life. These guys are worth keeping an eye on.

ccrida, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of johnnyboy76
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

johnnyboy76, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of Docer
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: (4.0)

- Pours a lightly cloudy copper with a quickly fizzing bubbly white head. Scattered bubbles, and various blotches of foam left about and a medium ring of chunky lace left about the glass. Nice looking ale.

Smell: (3.5)

- The malt forwardness is strong, and something I don't really favor in a beer, especially a pale ale. A super bready malt aroma with a backbone of caramel and husky grain. On a positive note, a nice pine and grassy hop hits hard up front, and finishes with a very pleasant floral aroma. I do like the hop aromatics quite a bit in this one.

Taste: (4.0)

- Biscuit, bread, subtle and not-so-sweet caramel, pine and earthy hop bitters, and a super balanced floral hop. So glad the flavor made up for the aroma. Nice full flavor, and all grain goodness with a great hop presence. I almost have to cutoff air intake via the nostrils though when I enjoy this beer.

Mouth Feel: (3.5)

- Nice full body for a light pale. Creamy, crisp, only a touch dry, and certainly chewy. No super sweet syrupy chewiness though. Perfectly carbonated. Drinks more like a robust IPA.

Overall: (3.5)

- This beer does indeed stand out. The feel, and balance is unmatched.. yet not something I would expect in a light drinking pale ale. It is a full bodied, full flavored ale that could almost be considered a meal. That's very good, but I am rating a pale ale here. A standard table ale? An amber? Might get even higher marks from me. Solid, and certainly worth the purchase. I look forward to more offerings from this long time and well know brewer in the Northwest.

Docer, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of muchloveforhops3
4.5/5  rDev +19%

muchloveforhops3, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of Spikester
3.63/5  rDev -4%
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.

Spikester, May 12, 2012
Photo of Beer21
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Beer21, May 11, 2012
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.63/5  rDev -4%
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.

HuskyinPDX, Mar 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Hoolihan, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of olaph
4/5  rDev +5.8%

olaph, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of djbreezy
4.55/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Dig a Pony in PDX.

appearance - gold, transparent, white foamy head

smell - floral and pine hops

taste - bright floral and pine hops, exceptional hop profile

mouthfeel - light/medium body with heavy carbonation

overall - west coast style, hop forward, amazing flavor

djbreezy, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of jdense
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at GoodLife Bier Hall, multiple samples 12/29 and 12/30.

One finger white head, medium dissipation with nice lacing, over deep gold fairly clear body, no visible carbonation, unfiltered. A lot of citrus in the nose, good hop aroma, grapefruit and meyer lemon with some white pepper almost coriander aromas. Taste is fairly hop forward for an APA, good citrus notes up front, fairly clean malt bill in the middle with a bit of sweetness from melanoiden, leading to resiny finish. Mouthfeel is a bit on the full side of medium, pretty dry finish, not a lot of effervescence. Overall nicely balanced, easy drinking, very sessionable. IMO GoodLife's signature beer, will be interesting to see how this takes off when bottled.

jdense, Jan 03, 2012
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Mountain Rescue Pale Ale from GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
83 out of 100 based on 70 ratings.