Descender IPA | GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall

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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

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Added by NWer on 09-14-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,937
Reviews:
91
Ratings:
480
pDev:
9.38%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
105
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 480 |  Reviews: 91
Photo of maximum12
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to flexabull for this can in a box full of hops...& a new brewery to boot. Always happy to sample the new goods. 12 oz. can split with my wife in our little mini-Friday tasting.

Pour is a clear, filtered light orange with plenty of head, if you're into that, & it's all clingy. Oranges, mango, perhaps a touch of grapefruit are tracked into the nasal passages, perhaps best to just say floral & tropical. Understated. Or dignified. You choose.

Descender IPA is a balanced IPA. While that may be a complement in some quarters, it's not in this household. Clean, light malt is complemented by light, floral hops. Breadiness intrudes on the midsection, but a decent oily, resiny bitterness also arrives, albeit late, & tamely, though it builds. Smooth, dry finish is nice; ends much better than it arrives. But again, splitting the can with my wife does me just fine.

Everybody & their brother is making an IPA these days, almost literally. While this one is nice, it's gentle & doesn't make much of an impression either way. Pretty good.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kylemif
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of Nichols33
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of kwm5067
3.44/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of warriorsoul
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of etorgers
3.13/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beertunes
3.08/5  rDev -24%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a semi-cloudy orange-yellow color with 1/2 inch of off-white head that had low retention and good lacing.

The aroma was a relatively subdued blend of citrus and pine hops, with just a bit of base malt showing through. On the tongue, the situation was the same, mostly those hops, with just a bit of malt, not enough for balance.

The body was a bit on the the light side, again, a lack of malts, and had a nicely dry finish. Drinkability was good, I finished my pint easily enough, but was ready to move on after it. Overall, an OK example of the style, average. Probably worth a shot if you see it, but probably not worth seeking out.

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Photo of S_Hersh
3.06/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nice and hoppy, bitter finish

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

Descender IPA from GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 480 ratings