carboloader (673) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow. Outstanding new brewery pumping out quality. Pours amber. Delicious fruity grapefruit citrus as expected, along with earthy, bready malt tones. I have no idea how they got this one to taste like the dusty pine and juniper mountain bike trails, but they did. Delicious. That was the description from everyone at my table. Keep it up -- Do we even need to say that the atmosphere of this place is Bend as it should be??
ericdevin (673) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from 16 Tons, Eugene. I’ve also had the bottle and draft, wanted to make sure that canning wasn’t 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.
ACHops (656) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma - cara/crystal malt, floral hops, and citrus
Appearance - orange body color; hazed liquid; 1" white head that settles into a foam; nice dappled lacing
Taste - West Coast hops, cara/crystal malt, some grapefruit and lemon, and some floral hops as well
Palate - body is medium; texture is approaching oily; carbonation is average - to lively; finish is nice and citrus and floral hopped, but not abrasive.
BlackEyePA (570) - USA - JUL 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice. hoppy! deep malts goes heavy but blends like a fine wine. The malts are perfect, the hop bill is so good. Overall great, herbal/floral/clean washy malt grain wallowing in slightly sweet amazing brew
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from PD, tap at E9 and PW in the past. Slightlty hazy, gold-orange pour with a medium white bead leaving moderate lace. Nose is peaches, oranges and pine. Medium body and fine carbonation with a nice hoppy oiliness that lends a slickness. Pine, biscuit, oranges and ganja. Finish is medium length, with a continued tropical fruit sweetness and moderate hop bitterness. Hops are prominent in this one, but not at the expense of a firm malt underbody that supports and even peeks through. Love this IPA and will watch for more good things from Good Life.
trujahwarrior (506) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz. can poured into my ipa glass. Pours a slightly hazy dark orange color with a thick frothy white head that leaves great lacing. Smells of pine, citrus, and resin. Tastes of all the same things in the smell but wow its an amazingly citrusy hop bomb. Mouthfeel is between light and medium with ok carbonation and a dry finish. All the rumors I’ve heard of this being one of the best ipas on the market are true. I will be seeking this out on a regular basis for now on, but it tends to sell fast.
DesertDevil (487) - Arizona, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12-oz. can. Nice nose of very sweet orange and a bunch of typical hop notes - alfalfa, basil, and pine. Pours an amber orange with not much head. Orange and grapefruit are the first horses out of the gate for the flavor before a piney, herbal bitterness charges to the forefront. Very crisp, light palate with a dry, grassy finish. A good summertime IPA - refreshing while pleasantly bitter.
crackedmachine (469) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours quite clear golden with a large, pillowy white head. Aroma has a huge C-hop presence, basically like picking a cascade cone off the vine, opening it up, and inhaling. That comes through in the flavor as well, along with a bit of biscuit and a medium-bitter finish. Light and drinkable, but at 7% maybe deceptively so. Over the course of the bottle, the bitterness becomes a bit much. Very enjoyable, though.
chicowv (455) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle: Pours orange slightly cloudy with a big tan head. Aroma of citrus and spruce - Amazing. Taste is bitter citrus hops, great profile. Finishes light but is an excellent hop forward IPA with great aroma and appearance.