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RATINGS: 146   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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The descent from the top of the mountain to the bottom should be exhilarating. Whether it’s a gradual descent or a screaming race that gets you to the bottom, this beer is created to help you enjoy the experience.

Life is loaded with peaks and valleys, where we associate the valleys with the reward post ascending the peak. Like the flow of the stream slows in the valley, put the cell phone away, sit back and relax with this IPA, and enjoy the journey.

This beer is a hop lover’s dream that has balance you will appreciate. We created it for you so you can take time out from the rigors of life and descend to a valley full of hops – sounds good, no, great!

Malt: NW Two Row, Bonlander Munich, Melanoidin, Crystal 60, Carafoam
Hops: Centennial, Chinook, Cascade, Galaxy, Warrior

Brewed with a process called "Hop Bursting," resulting in a beer with a balance and quality that you will not forget!
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 27, 2013
My Bottom Line:
Earthy hop resins and their citrusy buds develop dank, grassy greenery within this India Pale Ale’s caramel malt profile.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the cloudy amber.
-The hops also share plenty of geraniol.
-The flavor profile could be tighter. There is a lot going on, but it is a whirlwind. Albeit, a nice whirlwind to parasail through.
-The soft natural carbonation increases drinkability.

Bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2013
pours a cloudy amber with a medium size white head, and good lacing. smell is of malt, some caramel, and a little pine. taste is of hops, malt, and a touch of citrus. ends a little sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (2648) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 12, 2013
ours orange/amber with off-white foamy head, lots of lacing on the glass (snifter). Hop aroma of oranges, pine resin. Taste is sharp and tart, hops up front, malt on the finish. Smooth with a little edge.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Hazy amber color, moderate head, decent lace/retention. I successfully predicted a few of the hop aromas here - cascade and centennial. Grapefruit, citrus, pine, big and fruity sweet hop aroma with moderate caramel. Medium bodied, moderate bitterness, a little too sweet for my tastes but really nice flavors here.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Hazy straw body with a tall white head. Moderate grainy malt character. A little doughy. Some light toasted bread. Fresh floral and grass notes. Some light sweet fruit. a bit watery and thin.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1559) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - SEP 13, 2013
Draft. Pours a clear copper color with a thin head and bubbles rising to the top. Nice grapefruit aroma with some hops. Smooth taste. Tangy flavor with some hops. Not dry. Very wet. Good balance though.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2536) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle in PDX. Nice, almost sugary, nose with some citrus, with good caramel. Light copper color. Good toffee-ish sweetness / some serious hop burn in mid / good balance in final orange juicy and sweet malt. Medium body. M+Nice stuff. Tangy and not overdone.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (895) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2013
On tap @ Olaf’s. Pours heavily clouded pale orange with thin white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and a bit of floral hops. Taste is clean nutty caramel malt followed quickly by big hops: piney, citrusy, earthy, and bitter. Bitterness fades easily to clean finish. The opaque appearance and lacking aroma make are throwing me a bit, but this is still tasty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
Draft at Standard in Portland, OR on 1 June 2013. Poured a slightly hazy amber with a thin, but dense white head. Aroma of floral hops, pine and tropical fruit. Grapefruit hop flavours with bready notes and some caramel sweetness. Nicely balanced bitter finish of hop resin and grains.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (3558) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Shared with Strykzone via Facebook Chat. Pours a nearly clear amber with a beige head and decent lacing. Nose is pine and citrus hops on caramel malts. Medium plus body and a smooth clean mouthfeel. The flavor is earthy, citrus, pine, and caramel. Very good balance. Finish is a perfect bitterness. This is a very easy drinking and simply delicious beer. This is also number 4000 for strykzone. What could be better?


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