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GoodLife Brewing Co.

GoodLife Brewing Co.
Comatose Imperial IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

GoodLife Brewing Co.
Comatose Imperial IPA

Category: Imperial IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8.5%
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of pinesol, lemon scone, and dried tropical fruits with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish with notes of floral honey finish. A solid imperial IPA.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Bold & Bitter, Malty & Rich & Heavy
Aroma Aroma: pinesol, lemon scone, and dried tropical fruits
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of floral honey
Bitterness Bitterness: Extreme
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own
Recipes Pairing: Tacos, Ribs, Stilton
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid imperial IPA.

The Producer

GoodLife Brewing Co.

The Producer
70 SW Century Drive 100-464
Bend, OR 97702
USA
1 541-728-0749

Imperial IPA

Beer Glass Snifter Amber.jpg
Serve in a Snifter
Imperial IPAs, or double IPAs, are deep gold to deep amber in color and range in alcohol from 7.5-10%. These beers are medium-to-full bodied and are distinguished by prominent American hop aromas, flavors and an abrasive, lingering hop bitterness. These intense hop characteristics should be balanced by a rich malt backbone. Depending on the varieties of hops used, a wide range of flavors including tart citrus peel, pepper and earthy, pine-like flavors and aromas may be encountered. These ales represent a challenge to brewers in terms of balance and drinkability, and have exploded in popularity in recent years with many craft breweries producing a version of the style. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Moylan’s Hop Craic XXXXIPA, Rouge IP2A Imperial India Pale Ale, Stone Ruination IPA and The Alchemist Heady Topper.