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RATINGS: 165   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!
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3.1
jgb9348 (6250) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2017
A nice slightly hazy golden and light copper coloured body with a small three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, grass and light malt. Light to Medium-bodied; Strong malty flavour with toffee, caramelised sugar, grains and earth all noticeable and only a touch of bitterness, some sweetness from honey and caramel and a little earth on the taail end. Aftertaste is rich from the malt, showing some alcohol bitterness and a touch of grain, but no real hop flavours at all. I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from The Liquor Collection in Honolulu, O’ahu, Hawaii on 30-December-2015 for US$2,25 sampled on the train from Washington to New York on 01-December-2016.

3.5
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 don’t think this is a well-made IPA. At least now I can say I’ve led a GoodLife (straight to my mouth).

4
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUN 28, 2015
This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a nice looking hazy burnt orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute leaving some light lacing roaming all about. The smell started off with a big burst of citrus hops running over light piney notes and then a slight floral setting balances within. The taste copied the smell to have a nice bittersweet burst of hops to malts, nicely balanced. A light piney to citrus aftertaste leads into a refined sweet citrus finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation feels right for an AIPA - slightly back to allow the hops to take the lead on the bitterness and harshness on my tongue. Overall, I say this was a pretty good AIPA that I would have again.

4
mkel07 (5963) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2015
Can from Liquor Collection 040215. Great OPACthis one with plenty of floral hop aromas and that full resinous mouthfeel that comes with good IPA. Shame I only have one can.

3.6
altonbrownd (5897) - 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.

3.7
TimE (5817) - 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
jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 29, 2013
12oz can. Looks golden/amber with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of floral and citrusy/piney hops, some pale and caramel malts, and a little dough. Flavor the same with a nice hoppiness. Average texture. A pretty good IPA.

3.6
BrewDad (5328) - 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.

4.1
hayduke (5204) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 27, 2013
Shared with Strykzone via Facebook Chat. Pours a nearly clear amber with a beige head and decent lacing. Nose is pine and citrus hops on caramel malts. Medium plus body and a smooth clean mouthfeel. The flavor is earthy, citrus, pine, and caramel. Very good balance. Finish is a perfect bitterness. This is a very easy drinking and simply delicious beer. This is also number 4000 for strykzone. What could be better?

3.8
stevoj (5038) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 12, 2013
ours orange/amber with off-white foamy head, lots of lacing on the glass (snifter). Hop aroma of oranges, pine resin. Taste is sharp and tart, hops up front, malt on the finish. Smooth with a little edge.


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