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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The descent from the top of the mountain to the bottom should be exhilarating. Whether its 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 lovers 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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (8746) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2013 12 ounce can. Pours a clear copper color with a medium sticky white head. A sweet lemon and biscuit nose. The flavor is smooth citrus, tangerine, lemons, caramel, crystal malt. Very smooth and sweet. Good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (4436) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Reviewed 3/1/13. 22 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass. A: Pours a hazy copper color. The head is a two finger offwhite shade with many of the usual characteristics in an IPA (okay retention, good texture, nice patchy lacing on the glass). Pretty standard IPA appearance. S: The hops bring both a good deal of grapefruit peel/flesh, and permutes into a piny, peppery aroma after opening up some. Caramel malts provide the backbone. Very good, especially considering it seems to be a typical "crystal malt and pine hops" IPA Im oh-so-used to on the right coast. T: Im really enjoying the grapefruity hops that open the palate up. As the flavor progresses, it shifts from grapefruit to bright, piny qualities on the finish and aftertaste. The malt profile helps to keep things in check without overpowering. While it doesnt really have any standout qualities to it, the finesse and refinement of the execution is what makes this a great IPA. M: Its thick and creamy, yet dry all at the same time. Hop resins accumulate on the palate to a very pleasant level. Theres just something about it that gives an incredibly bright feel to it. O: Its not particularly unique, but the execution here is top-notch. The beer of the month club I got this from has been WILDLY hit-or-miss so far (emphasis on miss), so Im finally glad to receive a really good beer from them.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2013
In short: A dry herbal/grassy/fruity golden IPA with discreet biscuity malts. Average.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed fresh a few weeks after purchase. Bottle sent to me by mcberko, thanks a lot Matt.
The look: Almost clear golden body topped by a medium off-white head with medium retention and leaving lots of lacings on the glass
In long: Nose is dank fruity hops with a floral component Taste has some biscuity malts with a fortune cookies flavor, lightly toasted, white grapefruits, dry green herbs, fry flower petals, sweet orange peels, dry sun dried yellowed grass, lemon zest. Sharp bitterness of medium intensity leaving with a finish that sucks the mouth dry. This is a hop-forward beer lacking depth in the malt department, dryness is more because of a lack in the malt sweetness than a high attenuation. I liked this beer because I like hoppy beers and I like dry beers but objectively speaking I dont think this is a well-made IPA. At least now I can say Ive led a GoodLife (straight to my mouth).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicowv (478) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4200) - 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. Im hoping for six packs.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gregwilsonstl (2292) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Clear floral. Nice head. Effervescent. Piney. Phenomenally tasty. Well balanced.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hanuta06 (457) - Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Serving: from bottle--purchased at The Beer Junction. Aroma: heavily piney hoppy. Appearance: large, rocky, off-white, initial head with excellent lacing and mostly lasting longevity. Cloudy, amber body. Taste: moderately bitter initial flavor and finish with long duration. Palate: medium to full body with watery texture and soft carbonation. Overall: very hoppy aroma without excessively bitter flavor. An outstanding IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (14042) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bomber poured a hazy golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, earthiness, orange zest, grapefruit, light skunkbud and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, lemon zest and lighty grapefruit with a smooth dry bitter lingering lemon zest finish.


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