Ferris (15901) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014
Draft - Sweet citrus and grapefruit, with a sweet malt backbone. Cloudy orange with a good white head. Sweet grapefruit and an upfront bitterness that lingers like pith. Floral and a long finish. oregontarheel (45) - - JUN 26, 2014
IBU 70. This is a fantastic IPA. Creamy. Hoppy. Incredible aftertaste. To be savored. DEFINITELY on my must buy list.
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Orange body. Copper hue. 12 srm.
Delicious pine, herb/bud. Light pink bubblegum, perhaps the Chinook, similar taste/smell to Homefront.
Strong body, solid bitterness. No alcohol but hint of leafy/resin taste lingers.
Well put together. Refreshingly hoppy flavors. Bit too heavy to drink a couple.
czar (9172) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
can. pours hazy light golden with a small creamy off-white head, some retention and lacing. spicy citrus, pine, doughy and biscuity peppery spicy maltiness, caramel, floral and earthy undertones, fruity - small yellow fruits. moderate carbonation, light body - oily, balanced spicy-citrusy finish. slightly above average ipa. nuplastikk (6312) - 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.
BrewGoblin (632) - 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 you’re going for. It’s still a hoppy lil’ ride with some caramel and bread malts and citrus juiciness. Mid mouth that’ll drink smoove. andrewje41 (4000) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Can. Pours a hazy amber with a floral hop filled aroma. Hop lover beer for sure. A little bit of sweet fruit in there too. Finishes really smooth and full of flavor. Easy drinking. Very well done. fiulijn (20604) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2014
Bottle from Fred Meyer, Ballard, SeattleChadPolenz (1827) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Hazy amber color with medium head. The aroma is very nice, there are resiny hops, delicate biscuity malt and a touch of fruity hops. Lean body, with rather dry mouthfeel; the malt flavor has a very pleasant caramel and toffee accent; correct bitterness with a good amount of hop qualities, some citrusy resins included.
Very well balanced, yet with character, and easy to drink; excellent IPA.
I poured a 12oz can into a goblet. There was no freshness date. My friend Jason gave this to me (thanks!).
seanforsyth (2) - - MAR 31, 2014 does not count
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: It’s been a long time since I’ve had a so-called East Coast IPA, though I’m not sure GoodLife Descender IPA counts since it’s 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 doesn’t 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. There’s 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 isn’t light, but it’s 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.
Poured from can.. Delicious and crisp. Refreshing and light with a backbone at a very reasonable price point.