Descender IPA | GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall

Descender IPADescender IPA
BA SCORE
4.05/5
467 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
Ranking:
#3,034
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
467
pDev:
9.38%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
100
Trade:
1
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The only beer I have ever had that outranks Total Domination.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours very hazy in the deep orange-golden body. A big head forms and retains forever with good lacing as well. The haze and color really a good looking beer in the glass.

S- This IPA's dominant scent is, of course, hops bitterness. This smell starts with a touch of pine, but quickly moves toward citrus and more fruity notes. Not terribly bitter on the whole, this scent is balanced with some sweeter scents underneath the predominantly bitter qualities.

T- Starts off with the piney hops profile, same as the scent. Bitterness ramps up a little bit after the pine flavor subsides a little bit. The citrus flavors kick in after the pine flavors and then both flavor profiles intermingle with each other. No malt is detectable in, around, or under the hops bitterness. Lingering flavor is strong bitterness, mostly of the pine flavor from the beginning of the drink.

M- Kind of thin, but medium carbonation, making it fairly smooth. Easy to drink for the 7% ABV, but the hops do make their presence well known on the palate.

Overall, a good and standard everyday IPA. Very west coast in style with high levels of bitterness and little to balance it out; this is a hop heads dream standard IPA.

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Tingly lemon lime with a bitter and dry fade...thanks Duane!

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Really refreshing IPA, a little sweet up front followed by a citrusy, earthy, and bitter hoppiness punch.

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From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #70 (November 2012):

With such greatness this IPA grabs the benchmark for the style and raises it a bit. Very refreshing to run into and American IPA that does overuse the usual “trendy” hops but rather finds a perfect blend. Goodlife without a doubt nailed it here from first whiff to the last drop.

STYLE: American IPA
ABV: 7.0%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Clear copper hue, excellent froth

SMELL: Fresh hop resin, birch bark, tobacco, evergreen, grapefruit, bready, marmalade

TASTE: Medium bodied, biting smoothness, full hop jacket, ample bitterness, earthy, leafy, tobacco, mustard seeds, citrus rind, sticky, bready underneath, slightly warming, faint peaches

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Descender IPA from GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 467 ratings
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