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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 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (4268) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2012
Enjoyed this IPA. It’s bold and bitter, yet it’s got some nice nips of caramel sweetness and toasty bread crust to complement. Hop notes are loaded with dank pine and grapefruit rind. Tangerine burps added a nice touch.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
carboloader (673) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2012
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??

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7575) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicowv (455) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2013
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernovice39 (3102) - Montana, USA - MAR 11, 2013
On tap at Clocktower. Hazy dark amber with a white head. Scent is citrus and floral. Taste follows with bread and pine notes.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (2471) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Dark Orange-amber body, large off-white head, sudsy lacing. Nose shows grapefruit upfront followed by perfume pine, resin and herbals. Flavor shows similar hoppy notes but increased caramel malts. Medium bodied, assertive bitterness, gentle carbonation. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (7898) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmonster (962) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 18, 2013
Pours honey in color with a good sized head. Good retention and lace. Great nose of sweet malt with big pine and grapefruit. Medium sweet flavor with a cereal/grainy mid-palate. Medium body, average carbonation, dry-creamy texture, and a hoppy, oily, dry-bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3824) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 28, 2013
22 ounce thanks to summer 13 secret santa trade. Flora. Mellow hop profile. Nice balanced taste. Bottled May 14. Well done.


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