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RATINGS: 162   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7020) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6943) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 28, 2013
22 ounce thanks to summer 13 secret santa trade. Flora. Mellow hop profile. Nice balanced taste. Bottled May 14. Well done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (6863) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Bomber from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. The beer pours honey golden and is hazy. A fluffy off white head is nice and leaves sticky lacing. I smell pine and caramel. Pine and floral hops are tasted and they leave a long lasting dry bitterness for an after taste. But soon that after taste fades and it becomes very clean. I also taste yeast and pale malts. Fruit is tasted and it is both citrus and tropical. Despite all of the hop notes this is tilted toward sweetness and the malts are in front. This is an interesting beer. It is very tasty but also very subtle. Plenty of good stuff to satisfy the serious beer geek but not so much to put off the novice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6862) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (6754) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Bottles and cans. Clear amber color with ivory head. Nice tooty fruity, juicy fruit aromas with floral, pine hoppage. medium body, average carbonation. Very nice tropical fruit flavors with floral, pine sap hops in a solid pale malt base brew----very good

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (6371) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 11, 2014
On tap at Bend pub. Pours out a hazy golden topped with a white head. Nose is nice super tropical fruit floral hops and a nice malt end. Taste is also very nice tropical fruit pine citrus caramel sweetness and a nice end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (6227) - 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.

3.5
   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).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5981) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2013
Thanks to gregwilsonstl for sharing this one. Pours hazy golden orange with an off-white head. The aroma has tropical fruits, modestly sweet malt, orange, pineapple and a bit of pine. It has a medium husky rough body with gentle abrasive carbonation. The flavor starts with pine, grapefruit zest, dry malt and mild alcohol. The finish is dry, hoppy, resiny and has lots of grapefruit zest. Really nicely made IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2016
Can in Astoria, OR. Nose floral and grapefruit and citrus. Taste is floral, grapefruit, clean and crisp. Notes of citrus and lemon. Quite nice.


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