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RATINGS: 116   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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Dashimus' rating

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dashimus (218) - London, Greater London, - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle from shop in Portland, Oregon. Pours cloudy, golden orange with a thick, bubbly white that is long lasting and leaves thick lacing. Aroma is dominantly hops, grapefruit, orange, orange zest, Lemon zest, herb, Citrus, pine with a background of maltiness. Flavour Is very dry that is long lasting. Moderate bitterness. Moderate Sweetness, smooth.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (2939) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014
Draft - Sweet citrus and grapefruit, with a sweet malt backbone. Cloudy orange with a good white head. Sweet grapefruit and an upfront bitterness that lingers like pith. Floral and a long finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oregontarheel (42) - - JUN 26, 2014
IBU 70. This is a fantastic IPA. Creamy. Hoppy. Incredible aftertaste. To be savored. DEFINITELY on my must buy list. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
One2remeber (141) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Can. Orange body. Copper hue. 12 srm. Delicious pine, herb/bud. Light pink bubblegum, perhaps the Chinook, similar taste/smell to Homefront. Strong body, solid bitterness. No alcohol but hint of leafy/resin taste lingers. Well put together. Refreshingly hoppy flavors. Bit too heavy to drink a couple.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4110) - Quťbec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
can. pours hazy light golden with a small creamy off-white head, some retention and lacing. spicy citrus, pine, doughy and biscuity peppery spicy maltiness, caramel, floral and earthy undertones, fruity - small yellow fruits. moderate carbonation, light body - oily, balanced spicy-citrusy finish. slightly above average ipa.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4269) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 16, 2014
22oz bomber c/o Elise. Slightly hazy orange-tan. Foamy white head. Pretty solid NW IPA. Lots of hop depth. There is some nice hop depth..pine,citrus, straw, and a hint of mellow tropical fruit. Great mouthfeel, just an all around enjoyable, well-crafted IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewGoblin (241) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
Like the Comatose but less intense flavour and minus the coma. Which is for better or for worse depending on what youíre going for. Itís still a hoppy lilí ride with some caramel and bread malts and citrus juiciness. Mid mouth thatíll drink smoove.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewje41 (308) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Can. Pours a hazy amber with a floral hop filled aroma. Hop lover beer for sure. A little bit of sweet fruit in there too. Finishes really smooth and full of flavor. Easy drinking. Very well done.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle from Fred Meyer, Ballard, Seattle
Hazy amber color with medium head. The aroma is very nice, there are resiny hops, delicate biscuity malt and a touch of fruity hops. Lean body, with rather dry mouthfeel; the malt flavor has a very pleasant caramel and toffee accent; correct bitterness with a good amount of hop qualities, some citrusy resins included.
Very well balanced, yet with character, and easy to drink; excellent IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1127) - Albany, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2014
I poured a 12oz can into a goblet. There was no freshness date. My friend Jason gave this to me (thanks!).

Appearance: Hazy shade of orange. Pours to a small, white, foamy head which laces and retains well.

Smell: Plenty of hops of the piney/herbal quality, plus significant darker malt presence.

Taste: Itís been a long time since Iíve had a so-called East Coast IPA, though Iím not sure GoodLife Descender IPA counts since itís made in Oregon. It definitely has the makings of a classic IPA from the opposite coast with a strong hop presence of pine, resin and earth; but with significant malt character as well. Ironic considering the guy who gave me this can doesnít like East Coast IPAs.

As soon as the beer hits my tongue I receive a slightly spicy or herbal sensation. Slightly astringent and piney, with a strong dry bitterness throughout. There is a sweetness at the core, though. Malts of the dark amber variety as well as slight orange juice concentrate sweetness. Thereís an almost spicy sensation on the backend, though the bitterness is even stronger. A touch of alcohol imparts some rum-like character to keep it interesting and tasty. Not exactly a mind-blowing or wholly original IPA, but a satisfying one at the very least.

Drinkability: This is the type of beer that drinks exactly as an IPA should. The body isnít light, but itís not thick and sticky, either. Distinct crispness throughout with plenty of flavor as well. A mild alcohol presence, which is surprisingly considering GoodLife Descender IPA is only 7% ABV, though it may not be as robust as that number would indicate. Smooth and easy to drink and the palette is versatile to make it ideal to pair with food.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seanforsyth (2) - - MAR 31, 2014 does not count
Poured from can.. Delicious and crisp. Refreshing and light with a backbone at a very reasonable price point.


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