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RATINGS: 141   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1317) - Albany, New York, USA - MAY 1, 2014
I poured a 12oz can into a goblet. There was no freshness date. My friend Jason gave this to me (thanks!).

Appearance: Hazy shade of orange. Pours to a small, white, foamy head which laces and retains well.

Smell: Plenty of hops of the piney/herbal quality, plus significant darker malt presence.

Taste: Itís been a long time since Iíve had a so-called East Coast IPA, though Iím not sure GoodLife Descender IPA counts since itís made in Oregon. It definitely has the makings of a classic IPA from the opposite coast with a strong hop presence of pine, resin and earth; but with significant malt character as well. Ironic considering the guy who gave me this can doesnít like East Coast IPAs.

As soon as the beer hits my tongue I receive a slightly spicy or herbal sensation. Slightly astringent and piney, with a strong dry bitterness throughout. There is a sweetness at the core, though. Malts of the dark amber variety as well as slight orange juice concentrate sweetness. Thereís an almost spicy sensation on the backend, though the bitterness is even stronger. A touch of alcohol imparts some rum-like character to keep it interesting and tasty. Not exactly a mind-blowing or wholly original IPA, but a satisfying one at the very least.

Drinkability: This is the type of beer that drinks exactly as an IPA should. The body isnít light, but itís not thick and sticky, either. Distinct crispness throughout with plenty of flavor as well. A mild alcohol presence, which is surprisingly considering GoodLife Descender IPA is only 7% ABV, though it may not be as robust as that number would indicate. Smooth and easy to drink and the palette is versatile to make it ideal to pair with food.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewGoblin (527) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 26, 2014
Like the Comatose but less intense flavour and minus the coma. Which is for better or for worse depending on what youíre going for. Itís still a hoppy lilí ride with some caramel and bread malts and citrus juiciness. Mid mouth thatíll drink smoove.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CamMoore (36) - Hawaii, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Big hoppy aroma. White head with small bubbles. Golden color, slightly cloudy. Good hoppy bitterness. Malt rounds out the flavor. Yummy beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmm635 (904) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Light amber color with a nice large head. Aroma of pine needles and hops. Bitter mostly with some sweet malts. Good but not terribly memorable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (1881) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Can..Pour is golden with a thin white head..Nose is citrus, dry, spice, white rain..Taste is spice, grass, citrus, dry, nice hop spice..

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (3638) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 19, 2015
Big Frothy white head. Golden color. Big caramel malt and grapefruit notes. Medium full body. Hoppy with lots of citrus. Decent aggressive bitter finish. Nice west coast IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (1959) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Six pack of cans picked up from the Amaco by my hotel. Once the can is opened, some foam comes out the top. Donít worry moní itís no infected. Could not tell u what it looks like since it was enjoyed in can form. Nose has light resin. Taste is balanced, maybe a small fraction to the bitter side. Some malt sweetness prevails, resin. Medium body. Well done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5100) - Olympia, Washington, USA - APR 25, 2012
Ambe rin color, clear with a thin head. Nice IPA hops aroma floral and fruity. Very nice malt backing. Dry finish very good beer. This was my first brew from these guys and watch out Bend here comes another great brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldGrowth (2833) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2012 Pint at H50, the bar in Hotel 50. Good aroma, sweet, piney, orange. Clean brownish orange color. Bitter flavor. Medium body smooth creamy mouthfeel, bitterdry finish. Good ipa, hits all the marks, good aroma, nice bite in flavor and on finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkzambia (1563) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Tap @ Brewforia: Semi-cloudy copper with a white head. Aroma of pine, juniper and all around great NW IPA elements. Flavors are floral with junipers and a great bitter aftertaste. A good offering.


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