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

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Going To The Sun IPAGoing To The Sun IPA

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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: cwguy5 on 09-01-2011)
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Reviews by mtboozeaddict41:
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3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Drank out of a 22oz bomber on $3 bomber night, yuh.

Appearence from memory is a solid cloudy gold with a hint of amber. Anyway, the nose is huge citrus with a lot herbacious qualiteez. Taste: straight forward quintessential IPA in my experience. Nice bitterness, citrus and grapefruit great carbonation makes this beer very drinkable. In fact, this beer has been the culprit of many brown-outs(not yet blackedout but almost there eh). Finish is bready yeast but still fruity, not unpleasant. Overall I was never impressed and never offended, sometimes hopheads just need hops and for those feenin the GTTS IPA is a noble choice.

mtboozeaddict41, Mar 01, 2013
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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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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
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Going To The Sun IPA from Great Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House
84 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.