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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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2719) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
Bottle. Amber with a semi creamy off white head. Semi-tropical hops with a bitter bite, some biscuit. Moderate carbonation and bodym dry finish, becomes more tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpreo (2707) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 13, 2013
A fairly strong, pleasant tasting IPA out of Goodlife in Bend, central Oregon.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trapped (2690) - New York, TURKEY - DEC 14, 2016
Can, thanks to 5000. Pours faintly cloudy copper color with large foamy off-white head, citrusy aroma, medium carbonation, medium bitter mango-citrus taste, smooth body, long medium bitter finish. Very smooth and tasty hops profile.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2677) - California, USA - OCT 8, 2013
Hazy amber color, moderate head, decent lace/retention. I successfully predicted a few of the hop aromas here - cascade and centennial. Grapefruit, citrus, pine, big and fruity sweet hop aroma with moderate caramel. Medium bodied, moderate bitterness, a little too sweet for my tastes but really nice flavors here.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beese (2570) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
Draft at Standard in Portland, OR on 1 June 2013. Poured a slightly hazy amber with a thin, but dense white head. Aroma of floral hops, pine and tropical fruit. Grapefruit hop flavours with bready notes and some caramel sweetness. Nicely balanced bitter finish of hop resin and grains.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (2449) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Pours three fingers of head on a cloudy medium straw colored body. The aroma is pine and orange. Pretty nice. The taste is quite piney, a solid dry bitterness throughout. It has a good malt backbone. The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation. Its a good IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Can..Pour is golden with a thin white head..Nose is citrus, dry, spice, white rain..Taste is spice, grass, citrus, dry, nice hop spice..

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (2422) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JUL 16, 2012
22 oz bottle from "Lifesource" in S.Salem,Oregon $3.99 Typical orange body for an IPA but with a very large thick and bubbly creme coloured head. Fine and strong hop aromas spicy,fruity and pine like..very nice. Taste typical deep ,dank PNW style..but has an intresting creaminess just below the surface.Thats makes this less a hop monster and more approachable and even balanced. Nice palate though i think this could have used more carbonation. Odd IPA at once typical then very untypical in that the creaminess makes this so easy to gulp. I liked it though maybe on my next trip to Bend i can taste it at the source.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
poisoneddwarf (2417) - Coeur d Alene, Idaho, USA - SEP 18, 2014
12 oz can, thanks Amber. Aroma is candy sweet, pine, perfume, floral, grapefruit. Pours slightly hazy golden with a huge off-white fluffy head with excellent retention; laces nicely. Taste is bittersweet with an emphasis on bitter. Body is medium to nearly thin, carbonation high. Nice enough.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (2410) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
Pours orange with a massive foamy head that lasts forever, tons of lacing. Nose is fruity and dank. Flavours of grapefruit, lighter citrus, some pine, some light cereal. Taste mer bitter light sweet. Full body, sticky with lively carbonation and a lasting bitterness. Really nice.


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