Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Can. Pours hazy amber with creamy head, white in color, leaves behind no lacing. Floral aroma, some pine, a little dank. Caramel as well. Taste is good and bitter, with enough sweetness up front to keep it in check. Medium full body, texture on the thick side, average carbonation. Overall - a totally solid ipa.
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Tap @ Brewforia: Semi-cloudy copper with a white head. Aroma of pine, juniper and all around great NW IPA elements. Flavors are floral with junipers and a great bitter aftertaste. A good offering. nealblind (2035) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - FEB 10, 2016
gold orange pour. aroma wheat orange amarillo. Tastes doughy firmly bitter some dry alcohol bite. Sweet As Pale is way better. This in fact feels like a pale that’s been shoehorned into the IPA style. mikem409 (2032) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2013
rating 1300. bottle. pours dark orange with long lasting white head. big hop aroma and some honey. taste is thick sweet and grassy zgaier (1979) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Pours orange with an off white head and citrusy aroma. Taste is of hoppy, nice citrus, resin, grass, pine and caramel with a hoppy, earthy finish. Nice IPA
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2012
22 oz. Bottle purchased at Chuck’s 85th Hop Shop for $4.59 + tax. Almost no lace no head wispy very thin white head. Clear pretty bright thin orange gold color. Huge grapefruit citrus aromatic hop front is wonderful without being too much. Light sediment dusting hazes brew at end of pour. Medium light textured refreshing very drinkable mild sweet citrus pine mild fruit crystal malt clean tasty NW IPA body. Dry mildly bitter rich citrus clean end. Very nice clean NW IPA. (4.0 / 5.0). ChadPolenz (1847) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2014
I poured a 12oz can into a goblet. There was no freshness date. My friend Jason gave this to me (thanks!).
Zeswaft (1787) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2012
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.
Pine and resin dominate the aroma and flavor. Reminds me of Stone IPA. Body is a little too thin and quite effervescent. Pretty good IPA. ACHops (1725) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 1, 2013
On tap @ Olaf’s. Pours heavily clouded pale orange with thin white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt and a bit of floral hops. Taste is clean nutty caramel malt followed quickly by big hops: piney, citrusy, earthy, and bitter. Bitterness fades easily to clean finish. The opaque appearance and lacking aroma make are throwing me a bit, but this is still tasty. gramity (1710) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 22, 2013
Pours quite clear golden with a large, pillowy white head. Aroma has a huge C-hop presence, basically like picking a cascade cone off the vine, opening it up, and inhaling. That comes through in the flavor as well, along with a bit of biscuit and a medium-bitter finish. Light and drinkable, but at 7% maybe deceptively so.