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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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 itís 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 loverís 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 Ė 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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Komet (5) - Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2013 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2013 Great summertime IPA. Very smooth drink with a lasting after taste. Not too bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crit (3339) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2013
Cloudy aqmber,small beige head.Huge piney nose.Piney peppery hop profile, good malt in back. Good lacing Nice !!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ericdevin (741) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 9, 2013
Can from 16 Tons, Eugene. Iíve also had the bottle and draft, wanted to make sure that canning wasnít taking anything away form the beer. Not indeed; this is a lovely beer. Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange, aroma is very floral. Body is medium, very lively, finish a bit on the abrupt side. Not really much bitterness, perhaps even a bit of sweetness. Very drinkable, especially for the IBUs and ABV.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (876) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2013
on tap at Mickey Finnís. aromas of lemon, vanilla & caramel. light amber body with moderate white head. oily and aromatic int he mouth. Well-balanced tween the mostly citrus hops & the caramel malt, if a little softly. clean finish

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeJslc (741) - USA - APR 4, 2013
Deep gold/light copper, slightly hazy, off-white head. Nice aroma of orange-tangerine citrusy hops with a little underlying grainy malt. Flavor again features lots of citrusy hop flavor with fairly strong grassy and herbal notes. The herbal hop flavor lingers in finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3951) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Thanks to gregwilsonstl for sharing this one. Pours hazy golden orange with an off-white head. The aroma has tropical fruits, modestly sweet malt, orange, pineapple and a bit of pine. It has a medium husky rough body with gentle abrasive carbonation. The flavor starts with pine, grapefruit zest, dry malt and mild alcohol. The finish is dry, hoppy, resiny and has lots of grapefruit zest. Really nicely made IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (739) - California, USA - MAR 28, 2013
On tap at Bailey's in Portland. Pours a golden brown color without much head. Good blend of hop flavors.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (5926) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2013 12 ounce can. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sticky white head. A sweet lemon and biscuit nose. The flavor is smooth citrus, tangerine, lemons, caramel, crystal malt. Very smooth and sweet. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (2689) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Dark Orange-amber body, large off-white head, sudsy lacing. Nose shows grapefruit upfront followed by perfume pine, resin and herbals. Flavor shows similar hoppy notes but increased caramel malts. Medium bodied, assertive bitterness, gentle carbonation. Nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Reviewed 3/1/13. 22 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass. A: Pours a hazy copper color. The head is a two finger offwhite shade with many of the usual characteristics in an IPA (okay retention, good texture, nice patchy lacing on the glass). Pretty standard IPA appearance. S: The hops bring both a good deal of grapefruit peel/flesh, and permutes into a piny, peppery aroma after opening up some. Caramel malts provide the backbone. Very good, especially considering it seems to be a typical "crystal malt and pine hops" IPA Iím oh-so-used to on the right coast. T: Iím really enjoying the grapefruity hops that open the palate up. As the flavor progresses, it shifts from grapefruit to bright, piny qualities on the finish and aftertaste. The malt profile helps to keep things in check without overpowering. While it doesnít really have any standout qualities to it, the finesse and refinement of the execution is what makes this a great IPA. M: Itís thick and creamy, yet dry all at the same time. Hop resins accumulate on the palate to a very pleasant level. Thereís just something about it that gives an incredibly íbrightí feel to it. O: Itís not particularly unique, but the execution here is top-notch. The beer of the month club I got this from has been WILDLY hit-or-miss so far (emphasis on miss), so Iím finally glad to receive a really good beer from them.


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