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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Storm_Shadow (116) - British Columbia, - MAR 1, 2014
Love it, centennial, chinook and cascade hops make this a new favourite. This will be a new go to for sure.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sailracer (439) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Bottle. Hops are up front in this brew and overwhelmed the maltiness. It was decent but not great.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bulk_Carrier (2711) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUN 28, 2015
This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a nice looking hazy burnt orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute leaving some light lacing roaming all about. The smell started off with a big burst of citrus hops running over light piney notes and then a slight floral setting balances within. The taste copied the smell to have a nice bittersweet burst of hops to malts, nicely balanced. A light piney to citrus aftertaste leads into a refined sweet citrus finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation feels right for an AIPA - slightly back to allow the hops to take the lead on the bitterness and harshness on my tongue. Overall, I say this was a pretty good AIPA that I would have again.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Poolieo (37) - Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2015
I think it would be tough to find a west coast IPA that is better balanced. Great nose and smooth herbal finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
knickskicks (907) - - MAY 23, 2015
Orange pour. Nose and taste are tropical fruit puree, balance of malts and piney hops bring forward the frutiness. PNW IPA’s don’t seem to be my style but this was well done.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsandman (611) - New York, USA - APR 20, 2015
12oz can. Pours a clear deep orange, white head. Aroma is caramel, biscuit, citrus pith, floral notes. Flavor is earthy, caramel, citrus & malt. Med body, med sweet, med bitter... down the fairway IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2015
Had on tap at Laughing Planet in Portland. Aroma is slightly hoppy. Flavor is a bit tart at first. The flavor then becomes lemony and smooth. Great easy drinking beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (375) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2015
Tap at sixth street bistro, Hood River. Golden with.big white head. Not my first IPA of the evening so might not have gotten the subtleties. Medium plus body. Nice citrus taste nice level of bitterness. Will order again

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (1728) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
Pours orange with a massive foamy head that lasts forever, tons of lacing. Nose is fruity and dank. Flavours of grapefruit, lighter citrus, some pine, some light cereal. Taste mer bitter light sweet. Full body, sticky with lively carbonation and a lasting bitterness. Really nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7996) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 2, 2015
On tap @ Manito, Spokane. Our final destination after hitting 12 breweries on the NW Ale Trail for TvM’s bachelor party. Medium orange, hazy, with a lasting off white head. Powdery citrus hops, mildly sweet crackery malts, long bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malrubius (2096) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Can from Meditrina. Hazy golden orange with huge head and lace. Tangerin fruity hops and spicy biscuit honey. fruity peach sweetness biscuit malt. Spicy woody fruity hops. Dry. Nice texture. Very good.


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