Mountain Rescue Session Ale | GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall

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Mountain Rescue Session AleMountain Rescue Session Ale

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

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

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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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2/5  rDev -45.8%

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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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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

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2.99/5  rDev -19%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the ridiculous 22oz format. Poured into straight pint glass. Poured a very cloudy orange-amber color with way over an inch of off-white head that very good retention and pretty good lacing.

The aroma was neutral at first, but after a minute some pine and citrus hops popped up, with just the faintest hint of malt in the background. The taste was a bit more hop forward, I'd say this tastes more like an IPA than a Pale, and had a bit of sweetness that didn't show in the nose.

The body was a bit thinner than I like in the style, but wasn't at all watery. Drinkability was decent, it went down quickly and easily, but not memorably. Overall, a decent enough brew, one that probably would have gotten a bit higher score if it were approached as an IPA. Worth a shot if you see it.

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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

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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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3.21/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had at Top Notch in VT. Difficulty with this review is I am in beer heaven so my palate is expecting a lot from this one. Never heard of this beer when I lived in Oregon. Pours a nice light amber color, with a slight head. Has a florally smell, and the taste is pretty much the same. Slightly nutty and grapefruit taste. Mildly hoppy - kind of a poor mans Sierra Nevada. A drinkable beer likely nice on a hot day. May come back again for this

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

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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

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

This stood out due to the artwork and the fact that it's a brewery that just got picked up around here.

Pours a nice copper with a thick, frothy head into my glass. Plenty of lacing lines the edges of the glass.

It certainly is dry-hopped and nice balance of pine and citrus in the nose. There's also a hint of tasty malt underneath.

Very bitter upfront with more of that excellent citrus/pine hop balance in the flavor.

Lingering bitterness "scorches" and coats the back of the throat. There's not much else to enjoy except for some butteriness from the malt.

Too strong to be a pale ale. I'm thinking extra pale. Worth a try at least.

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Mountain Rescue Session Ale from GoodLife Brewing Company & Bier Hall
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