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RATINGS: 162   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The descent from the top of the mountain to the bottom should be exhilarating. Whether 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!
17°

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3.6
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2013
On tap. Pours a pleasant opac golden orange with a thin dense head that laces perfectly. Very nice citrus, hop nose with hints of pine and dry grass. Crisp clean dry hop attack with a slow dry finish.

3.7
jmm635 (1017) - 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.

3.8
cmonster (1000) - 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.

3.5
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 9, 2013
Can from 16 Tons, Eugene. I’ve also had the bottle and draft, wanted to make sure that canning wasn’t taking anything away form the beer. Not indeed; this is a lovely beer. Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange, aroma is very floral. Body is medium, very lively, finish a bit on the abrupt side. Not really much bitterness, perhaps even a bit of sweetness. Very drinkable, especially for the IBUs and ABV.

2
Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Cloudy orange color. Medium body with flat low carbonation. High bitter hop presence. Finish is more carbonated than initial sip. Slight grapefruit and citrusy hops. way too flat if this is how it always is.

3.1
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 26, 2012
Aroma is floral with some herbal notes and citrus. Initial hit on the palate is some booze and herbal/medicinal notes that then fade to piney bitterness with a light bready backing and finishes long and bitter. For some reason I found this somewhat unsettling.

3.8
PhatB420 (855) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 19, 2016
12oz can into taster glass from my cabin boys. Pours a thick amber honey gold orange tan. Nice melon floral aroma, then nicely settled hops. Taste is a nice flow of hops, citrus cues, grass, earthy notes. Solid IPA

4
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 I’m oh-so-used to on the right coast.

T: I’m 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 doesn’t really have any standout qualities to it, the finesse and refinement of the execution is what makes this a great IPA.

M: It’s thick and creamy, yet dry all at the same time. Hop resins accumulate on the palate to a very pleasant level. There’s just something about it that gives an incredibly ’bright’ feel to it.

O: It’s 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 I’m finally glad to receive a really good beer from them.

3.3
BK7 (805) - Turner, Oregon, USA - APR 6, 2012
On tap at Venti’s Downtown. Standard India Pale Ale. Pine, grapefruit and other citrus flavors up front with a sweetish caramel background. Finish has a decent bitter bite to it.


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