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RATINGS: 120   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14380) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2013
@Whetstone Station–on tap-thin offwhite-hazy yellow. A-citrus-lemon, lt malt. T-citrus-lemon/grapefruit, lt malt.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10906) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Bomber from Made in Oregon. Pours slightly hazy amber with a beige head. Aroma is incredibly hoppy. Lots of sweet fruit and citrus. Maybe a little pine. Med + body. Flavor is earthy, fruity, citrus, pine. It’s sufficiently NW to really grab the tongue sides. Finishes earthy and bitter. Just excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9663) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bomber poured a hazy golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, orange zest, grapefruit, light skunkbud and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, lemon zest and lighty grapefruit with a smooth dry bitter lingering lemon zest finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (8100) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
Tap at Goodlife, Bend, 23/05/13. Dark amber orange with a thin off white head. Nose is hops, bitter orange, pine bite, grapefruit. Taste comprises grapefruit, orange pith, grass, good level of hops, pine. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, hop bitterness in the finish. A more than decent IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7870) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Sample at the Tap House Grill in Seattle. Hazy dark amber pour with a medium fluffy ivory white head that recedes slowly. Sheet of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of floral hops, fruit and malt. Medium-bodied with a moderately bitter hops character that has floral and citrus notes, plus some bready malt in the background. The finish is hoppy with a citrusy aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7779) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 30, 2012
Bottle. Amber beer with a dark cream head. Grapefruit and light pine aroma. Grapefruit and light pine flavor with light caramel. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and light pine linger with light caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (6270) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2013
22 oz. bottle, pours a hazy opaque dark amber orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of big resinous hops, truckloads of tropical fruits, especially tangerine, and big caramel malt. Flavour brings out shitloads of bitter resinous hops, loads of oranges, and a big caramel malt backbone. Finishes dry and bitter, but also with some residual sugars. The malt profile is perhaps too prominent for my tastes; however, this is still a well-made big fat juicy IPA. Solid, but not my thing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6239) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2012
Bottle:   Orangish in color, a bit hazy, large frothy white head, nice lacing.   Dank hoppy aroma, and yeah, I mean dank.   Somewhat of a soft earthy/soily like hop start, not too bitter, moderate sweetness.   Seems oily but without being too biting.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Lingering hops, a bit citrusy at times.   Comes across as a solid example and is well made for the style.



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