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Going To The Sun IPA - Great Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House

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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 9.65%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: cwguy5 on 09-01-2011

A true IPA that is designed to be more drinkable and refreshing than IPAs typical of the Northwestern United States. Citrus cascade flavors dominate the palate, but don’t overwhelm.

41 IBU
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Ratings: 82 | Reviews: 16
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Photo of Hugh37
2.98/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Mediocre ipa. Pours amber with thin white head. Nose is very light, smells of sweet malts and grass, and maybe some citrus. Taste too light and sweet for an IPA; further diminished by the light body. Malty, earthy, grass, some light citrus with a light resin on the aftertaste.

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2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Cujo65
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.28/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours clear orange.. Short lived white head.. Nose is fruity hops with a fair amount of toasty/pale maltiness.. Flavor seems a little spongy.. soft hops and soft maltiness, neither of which combine to make a great IPA.. Perhaps a decent pale ale.. Lighter than needed bitterness to put a stop to the weird fruity element... Decent drinkability for one glass, I won't buy one again until I am again in Montana.


Photo of DeekNayvuz
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a fine two finger off-white head with great retention and lots of lacing, looks nice. Aroma of caramel malt, citrus and grassy hops.Flavor is bready and caramel malt, honey, light grassy and citrus hops, finishes with mild citrus hop bitterness. Medium bodied with light creaminess. I was a bit underwhelmed by the hop intensity in this, but I really like the rich malt body and the hop flavors are quite pleasant, if rather subdued for an American IPA. I was prepared for a adequate, but unexciting evening with this, but actually thoroughly enjoyed the entire bomber. It reminded me of a well made English style IPA in the hop bill, although the body is standard American. I'd have no hesitation to buy this again if I wasn't in the mood for a hop bomb. This is the second beer I've tried from Great Northern and far superior to my last one; I'll watch for other offerings.

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of cwguy5
3.23/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to NWNewhouse for this one! My first added beer. Yay! Poured from 22oz bottle into Jackie O's munich glass.

A - one finger off-white head dissipated into ring and what looks like a profile of Elvis in the middle; amber color with slight cloudiness
S - lots of sweet caramel and bread with some aromatic hops in background
T - toffee and yeast up front with bready malts coming after; not as sweet as aroma suggests; any sweet fades very quickly leaving a somewhat bland bitter hop finish with a little herbal honey(dry though)
M - medium-high fine carbonation; leaves a long drying linger especially on sides of tongue; just a touch of solvent alcohol towards end
D - not really special in any category; could use a bit more character in the hops department; not sure if i could taste the dry-hopping of the "rare glacial hops."

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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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4/5  rDev +7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of GregJ
2.93/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a golden amber with thin white head. Scent is very light, smells of sweet malts and grass, and maybe some citrus. Taste is also light which is further diminished by the light body. Malty, earthy, grass, some light citrus with a light resin on the aftertaste. Mediocre ipa.

Photo of beergil
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

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Going To The Sun IPA from Great Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House
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