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RATINGS: 124   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4134) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Tap @ The BeerMongers... Poured pale golden/orange with a thick forming white head. This hits the spot as a west coast IPA. Floral, vibrant, pine-like and citrus hops with a clean balance. Lots of hop flavor without being too bitter, and just the right amount of malt without coming off as too bready and grainy. This is worth revisiting for those special IPA craving. I’m hoping for six packs.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bule (756) - California, USA - MAR 28, 2013
On tap at Bailey's in Portland. Pours a golden brown color without much head. Good blend of hop flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3996) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Thanks to gregwilsonstl for sharing this one. Pours hazy golden orange with an off-white head. The aroma has tropical fruits, modestly sweet malt, orange, pineapple and a bit of pine. It has a medium husky rough body with gentle abrasive carbonation. The flavor starts with pine, grapefruit zest, dry malt and mild alcohol. The finish is dry, hoppy, resiny and has lots of grapefruit zest. Really nicely made IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2013
Cloudy aqmber,small beige head.Huge piney nose.Piney peppery hop profile, good malt in back. Good lacing Nice !!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmytalent (84) - New York, USA - JUN 22, 2013
The GoodLife in deed! Descender is delicious and refreshing. It pours a natural honey color with an off-white cap. It is very aromatic. Smells citrusy, and slightly herbal. Flavor is fresh... Hops, citrus, notes of herbal goodness. It is sweet. Maybe primed with honey or molasses. Solid IPA. I want to try more from this brewer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpreo (1614) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2013
A fairly strong, pleasant tasting IPA out of Goodlife in Bend, central Oregon.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (5840) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Bottles and cans. Clear amber color with ivory head. Nice tooty fruity, juicy fruit aromas with floral, pine hoppage. medium body, average carbonation. Very nice tropical fruit flavors with floral, pine sap hops in a solid pale malt base brew----very good

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oregon_butcher (60) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Very heady, very cloudy. Dark orange in color. Smell is very strong citrusy/earthy. Taste is of mellow citrus, smooth, and very balanced. Very sessionable IPA. And a pretty dank IPA! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrymel (1502) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Bottled 12JUN13 Turbid amber ale with a soapy yellowed eggshell sheet. Smells of pine, resin, some mint, some other herbs. Flavor is nice and grapefruity, with sweetened lemon zest, some resin, some Vitamin C character and a slightly sweet malt backbone. Medium bodied with zippy, but lower carb and a watery finish. I like this beer. It’s like a smaller version of Ruination - which is probably my go to IPA honestly.


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