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GoodLife Brewing Co.

GoodLife Brewing Co.
Descender IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

GoodLife Brewing Co.
Descender IPA

Category: American Style IPA

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 7%
Minutely hazy deep amber color. Green, herbal aromas and flavors of lemon and pine, herbal honey and muffin, and sage stuffing with a satiny, tangy, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, distinctive, long finish with impressions of tropical fruit soufflé, radish sprouts, and peppercorns finish. A delightfully supple and appetizing IPA.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Hoppy, Malty & Smooth & Mild
Aroma Aroma: lemon and pine, herbal honey and muffin, and sage stuffing
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of tropical fruit soufflé, radish sprouts, and peppercorns
Bitterness Bitterness: High
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Aged Gruyere Mac and Cheese, Chicken Pot Pie, Vintage Cheddar
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delightfully supple and appetizing IPA.

The Producer

GoodLife Brewing Co.

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

American Style IPA

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Serve in a Shaker Pint Glass
American style IPAs are deep gold to amber in color and fall between 5.5-7.5% in alcohol. They are characterized by floral and citrus hop aromas and a distinctive hop bitterness on the finish. This style originated in the 19th century when British troops and colonizers were working to develop an alternative to their standard ales in order to withstand transport to India. Today, US craft brewers have claimed the style as their own with assertive Pacific Northwestern hop varieties that stand out. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Laurelwood Workhorse India Pale Ale, Oskar Blue’s Deviant Dale’s IPA, Three Floyds Alpha King and Founder’s Centennial IPA.

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