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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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4.1
merc7186 (3160) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
A: Hazy Orangish/Mild Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Thick White Head, Decent Lacing S: Piney, Crackers, Mild Grapefruit T: Piney, Crackers, Mild Bittering Hops M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter, Mildly Drying Overall, a really decent drinking IPA with a great nose but a little too smoothe on the taste...drinkable and not a palate wrecker.

4.1
mR_fr0g (14028) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle at the Watford tasting 26/07/14. Thanks to Ed. Translucent bright orange with a Ricky white head and good sticky lace. Aroma is big nice big resinous, pine needles and some dank orange. Flavour is sticky resin, orange peel, pine hop. Decent base malts, light caramel. Palate is lovely sticky resin and mouth filling carbonation. Very good.

4.1
mikedevilsfan (226) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2014
interesting iced tea color. Nice hops throughout. citrus with pine and orange peel taste. great contender for everyday IPA.

4.1
BuckeyeBoy (8861) - 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.

4.1
Sledutah (7979) - Utah, USA - SEP 12, 2015
12oz can from The Grapevine
Pours cloudy golden with a medium sized off-white head, good lacing. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruit and oranges. Flavor of grapefruit, oranges and lemon
Very tasty ipa

4
trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Orange, with a fluffy head. Lovely citrus and pine balance on the nose, and the flavor follows. Juicy, just a bit of booze, with a sharply bitter finish. This one is really, really nice - a wonderful go-to, if distribution kicks up.

4
dkingsella (152) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2012
I really like this beer! Nice head with lots of lacing. Very hoppy nose with grapefruit and pine. Flavor is also loaded with plenty of hops but not much bitterness in the finish. Very drinkable. Very pleased this has been a regular at my neighborhood bar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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.

4
Dashimus (258) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle from shop in Portland, Oregon. Pours cloudy, golden orange with a thick, bubbly white that is long lasting and leaves thick lacing. Aroma is dominantly hops, grapefruit, orange, orange zest, Lemon zest, herb, Citrus, pine with a background of maltiness. Flavour Is very dry that is long lasting. Moderate bitterness. Moderate Sweetness, smooth.

4
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2013
From the can, bitch. Orange with a sticky white head. Nose is fruits, grapefruit, mango, peach, and some evident pines. Flavor is some caramels, bread sweetness, with a punchy bitterness. Really nice IPA with solid fruits.


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