Mountain Rescue Session Ale | GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall

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3.69/5
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Mountain Rescue Session AleMountain Rescue Session Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Mountain Rescue Pale Ale

Sometimes, pursuing the GoodLife here in Bend, Oregon takes you to the edge. And over it. Our Mountain Rescue Session Ale is named for those gutsy men and women who put their lives on the line to save ours.

Who rescue us when bad things happen and we go over the edge. We toast them and say, “Here’s to a long, happy, GoodLife – for all of us!”

This life-enhancing brew is a balance of NW hops and light alcohol. Clean and crisp with hints of citrus and pine. It’s a savior to savor anytime. Enjoy the GoodLife and be safe out there!

Added by jdense on 01-03-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,859
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
91
pDev:
15.18%
Bros Score:
3.57
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
13
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Photo of 2beerdogs
3.37/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Beautiful gold to burnished orange in hue. Fluffy head rises to 2+ fingers and then recedes to a respectable foamy cap that's just shy of a finger. Fluffy patches of lacing.
Piney at first. Then a light floral citrus note enters, followed by an even lighter malt note. A little later I get a peppery hint, maybe rye.
Taste is piney and a tad peppery. Subtle grapefruit pith begins and then dominates the finish. Dry lingering bitterness.
Mouthfeel has a medium level of carbonation. Medium feel, a tad heavier in the mouth than I usually expect for a "session" ale.
Overall, not a standout. Not bad, just not one to jump through too many hoops to get. A tad more distinction in the flavor profile would take this one further.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Type: 12-oz. can
Glass: Clear 16.5-oz. Belgian ale tulip
From: Trader Joe’s in La Mesa, Calif.
Price: $1.50 (I think)
Purchased: Jan. 13, 2018
Consumed: Jan. 13, 2018
Reviewed as: American Pale Ale
Misc.: Canned on Oct. 26, 2017; Can read 5 pct. ABV

Picked up seven singles and a 6-pack of Pizza Port, all beers I had never tried, on a recent trip to Trader Joe’s. Had seen this GoodLife brewery on the last visit, but balked at getting some beer. Decided to try it this time. Made the rookie move of not looking at the canned on date and saw when I was logging the beer when I got home of an Oct. 26, 2017 canned on date. Not exactly ideal. Went back and forth on calling this a pale ale or a session, but went eventually went with pale ale because that’s what the brewers called it. Brewers description online read, “An invitingly clear golden colored pale ale. Aroma that balances a floral note with a slight malt backbone. Herbal notes dominate the hop flavor which balances perfectly with the malt forward base of the beer. A straight forward pale ale that is true to the roots of the style.”

Poured a medium amber-to-copper hazy color with 3-to-4 fingers of rocky off-white. Just a few slow moving bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Outstanding even layered lacing. World-class retention. (Sight - 4.25)

Smelled more malty than hoppy. Specifically got iced tea, rye, herbal, caramel, toffee, pine, bread and some leafy green notes. Got some more tropical notes from the can. (Smell - 3.75)

Taste followed the nose with much more malts than hops. Definitely an old can and I felt somewhat guilty reviewing it. Rye, iced tea, toffee, herbal, caramel, pine, brown bread, biscuit, green vegetables and a touch of mint. Almost English Pale Ale or ESB like. (Taste - 3.50)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt malty finish. (Feel - 3.75)

This was good, but I’ll need to come back and re-rate fresh. (Overall - 3.75)

3.68 | 83 | B

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ricke49
3.96/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just a good old fashioned go-to type pale ale. Beautiful dense yet fluffy head. Priced right as an easy knock back pale ale for spring summer fall. Taste profile is great hop-malt mix. So well fashioned that no favors spike out as odd or off. Smooth finish.

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Photo of guyg
4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of OnryAndMean
3.08/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of wlynch
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gefinley
3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cherche
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zorro
3.17/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Clear amber colored ale with a small white colored head.

Smells strongly of malt with a lot of caramel and toffee scent. Little bit of pine board scent and some strong tea aroma but it isn't highly hopped or very aromatic.

Starts out sweet and a lot more bitter than it smells. Toffee candy and a sharp hop bite. Bit of tobacco leaf in the hops tastes a bit like a English ale. Bitterness level is quite high for the beer style but it doesn't last long.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall a tasty ale with a sharp hop finish.

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Photo of VictorsValiant
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of airpup
1/5  rDev -72.9%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Beer exploded when opened and couldn't pour without forming everywhere... No expiration date to tell if old

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Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZekeMillz
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ocdp_dude
4.09/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
3.88/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BurdockBoy
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nyrangers955
3.47/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ConnorMagee
2/5  rDev -45.8%

bomber into a tulip. Really

wondering if I got a bad bottle. It's insanely over carbonated to a point that makes it almost undrinkable. Finding myself burping after every sip. If it weren't for the carbonation, this could be a decently enjoyable beer.

Cloudy amber hue. Strong cardamom aftertaste.

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Photo of sharpski
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of LouZ
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of aaholmes
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of MikeDAdams
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of mabermud
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Okay...I would have to be hard pressed to have this again.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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Mountain Rescue Session Ale from GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 91 ratings