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RATINGS: 132   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 itís 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 loverís 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 Ė 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
umich03jm (2160) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Can thanks to my summer secret santa. Pours a mostly clear, golden orange color with a small foamy head that lingers nicely. Interesting aroma. Overripe oranges, pine, tropical fruit, and biscuits. Tastes more sweet than bitter. Fairly juicy. Orange juice and pineapple. Some pine in the finish. Pretty nice IPA but I canít help but think thereís too much residual sugar here. I feel like this is close to being awesome.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
poisoneddwarf (1760) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - SEP 18, 2014
12 oz can, thanks Amber. Aroma is candy sweet, pine, perfume, floral, grapefruit. Pours slightly hazy golden with a huge off-white fluffy head with excellent retention; laces nicely. Taste is bittersweet with an emphasis on bitter. Body is medium to nearly thin, carbonation high. Nice enough.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (6081) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 13, 2014
very nice hop complexity in this beer that made it a step above the average IPA. Having it fresh at the source doesnít hurt the hops either :)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (1944) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUL 16, 2012
22 oz bottle from "Lifesource" in S.Salem,Oregon $3.99 Typical orange body for an IPA but with a very large thick and bubbly creme coloured head. Fine and strong hop aromas spicy,fruity and pine like..very nice. Taste typical deep ,dank PNW style..but has an intresting creaminess just below the surface.Thats makes this less a hop monster and more approachable and even balanced. Nice palate though i think this could have used more carbonation. Odd IPA at once typical then very untypical in that the creaminess makes this so easy to gulp. I liked it though maybe on my next trip to Bend i can taste it at the source.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6251) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2012
22. Pours a hazy burnished dark amber with a dense and pillowy whitish head and lots of eggy lace. Mild piney nose--clean and present, but not the most forceful aromatics around. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toast, caramel, and pine on the mid palate. Iíve had this beer from 500 breweries by now, but itís always a pleasure to drink when itís made this well with good fresh ingredients. No revelations here, but a worthy drinker.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5624) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Nose of caramel, toast, floral, pine, and light citrus hops. Pours amber, a little haze, a nice creamy head and lace. Flavors of caramel, toast, pine, floral and citrus hops. Moderate bitterness, good drinkability. Smooth body. Fresh and well done.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6861) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6298) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raphael (914) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2013
on tap at Mickey Finnís. aromas of lemon, vanilla & caramel. light amber body with moderate white head. oily and aromatic int he mouth. Well-balanced tween the mostly citrus hops & the caramel malt, if a little softly. clean finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6179) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2013
bottle, amber pour, good lacing, medium to fuller mouthfeel,Big piney, resiny aroma & bitterness. Orange zest notes, nice IPA


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