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RATINGS: 132   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 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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philbertk's rating

3.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2012
22 oz. Bottle purchased at Chuck’s 85th Hop Shop for $4.59 + tax. Almost no lace no head wispy very thin white head. Clear pretty bright thin orange gold color. Huge grapefruit citrus aromatic hop front is wonderful without being too much. Light sediment dusting hazes brew at end of pour. Medium light textured refreshing very drinkable mild sweet citrus pine mild fruit crystal malt clean tasty NW IPA body. Dry mildly bitter rich citrus clean end. Very nice clean NW IPA. (4.0 / 5.0).


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (8945) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Etched glass bottle. Pours yellow gold white head. Nose/taste of pine, light alcohol caramel malts and citrus. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1733) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Can..Pour is golden with a thin white head..Nose is citrus, dry, spice, white rain..Taste is spice, grass, citrus, dry, nice hop spice..

4.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Fashionistador (1) - USA - NOV 7, 2014 does not count
Very floral and juniper like. Very hoppy, but somehow still light and refreshing. And for some strange reason, you can drink a truckload of this stuff and not be hungover the next day. My favorite IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6090) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 13, 2014
very nice hop complexity in this beer that made it a step above the average IPA. Having it fresh at the source doesn’t hurt the hops either :)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (2876) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 11, 2014
On tap at Bend pub. Pours out a hazy golden topped with a white head. Nose is nice super tropical fruit floral hops and a nice malt end. Taste is also very nice tropical fruit pine citrus caramel sweetness and a nice end.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmm635 (887) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Light amber color with a nice large head. Aroma of pine needles and hops. Bitter mostly with some sweet malts. Good but not terribly memorable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedevilsfan (188) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2014
interesting iced tea color. Nice hops throughout. citrus with pine and orange peel taste. great contender for everyday IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fcjack1 (179) - Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Bomber from Tacoma boys. Pours a golden Amber. Thick white head. Scent is a little piney. Taste is hoppy, somewhat citrusy. Petty good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
poisoneddwarf (1767) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - SEP 18, 2014
12 oz can, thanks Amber. Aroma is candy sweet, pine, perfume, floral, grapefruit. Pours slightly hazy golden with a huge off-white fluffy head with excellent retention; laces nicely. Taste is bittersweet with an emphasis on bitter. Body is medium to nearly thin, carbonation high. Nice enough.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
Hazy dull tan, lots of grapefruity hop, With a touch of style grapefruit hop. A bit chewy in the malt character. Ok IPA but arguably this lacks brightness.


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