Descender IPA | GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall

BA SCORE
91
outstanding
460 Ratings
Descender IPADescender IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
Oregon, United States
goodlifebrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by NWer on 09-14-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
460
Reviews:
82
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
9.25%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
99
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 460 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of gleemonger
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of lhammer610
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

The only beer I have ever had that outranks Total Domination.

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of bilbobrewer
4.68/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great creamy head, very good lacing, aggressive, hop bitterness. I've not had that many brews that use Galaxy hops, but I think I'm now a fan. Very nice example of the style; not overtly boozy on the palate, but a zesty, joyful, worthwhile beverage. And great value for money! Try it ....you'll like it.

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Photo of CascadiaGrokker
4.67/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 22oz bottle in Salem, Oregon and poured into a tulip.

A- Dark orange/amber color. Kind of cloudy or hazy with a 1 inch off white head. Sufficient lacing and retention.

S- Citrus, pine, cotton candy, tropical fruit. Smells freaking delicious!

T- Fantastic hop flavors similar to the smell. Started off with the pine, moving to grapefruit/citrus, then onto tropical fruit flavors before finishing where it began with more sweet pine.

M- Not oily. Not dry. Smooth with a good amount of carbonation.

O- A very enjoyable Oregon style IPA. There are an assortment of flavors, all delicious.

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Photo of NWer
4.66/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served at their initial release at the brewery.
Beautiful golden appearance.
Estimated at 80 - 85 IBU, this IPA Is every bit of that. Strong citrus and pine notes suggest this is borderline imperial IPA. A home run!
I grabbed a growler to go to savor the memory.
update 9/25/11 tapped into growler - second impression every bit as impressive as the first.

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Photo of mrkinnex
4.66/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of arini10
4.66/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fizzician
4.57/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Excellent beer. Nice balance of hoppiness with a bit of maltiness.

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Photo of Islander671
4.57/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dc333
4.55/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MacStinson
4.55/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mages64
4.55/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Serving from bottle into 16oz tulip.
A: great straw color with hints of amber, amazing lacing, and little carbonation visible.
S: smells like a little simcoe and/or summit. onions, weed, grass, pine, and more weed.
T: nice sweet melon and citrus mixed with bitterness from the hops. fantastic hop profile.
M: smooth, sticky and full bodied. light carbonation
O: A stunning ipa worthy of the PNW. more please

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Photo of IPA4Terry
4.54/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good IPA

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Photo of SpasmWaiter
4.53/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Im tired of having to write out the required this and that of beers and filling out the required space for writing reviews. If I could write short and concise write ups of these beers I would give all beers their due time in the rating process…After all I use this site for personal recollection more than anything...

ANYHOO…

I LOVE THIS BEER…Ive drank WAY more beers than Ive reviewed on this site. That being said, I see that Heady Topper is the end all be all of beers. Living in Vermont I know this to be some sort of phenomenon regarded as true. Im not here to tell you HT is a bad beer. Far from it. Its amazing. But is it overhyped? YES.
I honestly and 100% believe that this beer is the best APA in a can, dollar for dollar with HT. And best of all you can enjoy it at anytime because you don't have to hunt it down and wait hours in line for it.

What can I say? This 802 kid LOVES North-Left Coast hops.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of mriley1984
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of WhitmansNiece
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of GrantBrennan
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of foxyaardvark27
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of mirish72
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bumchilly25
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of brinkdeer
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Beerandboards
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Descender IPA from GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
4.11 out of 5 based on 460 ratings.
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