Good Medicine Imperial Ale - Great Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House

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Good Medicine Imperial Ale
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15 Ratings
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Ratings: 15
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.87%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Great Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Florida9 on 08-30-2012)
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.84/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Poured from a longneck into a shaker. The label states that the beer is a "strong red ale", with no claim of royalty. A semi-aggressive pour produces a billowing 1.5 inch head that proves quite sticky. The head is a pale tan color and very creamy looking. The beer is a deep yellowish brown with a tinge of red, and highly carbonated. A very nice looking beer.

Very light malt and hops on the nose. The flavor is pretty laid back for a strong ale, but quite flavorful. Notes of caramel malt flavors and earthy and slightly herbal hops mesh quite well. A little bit of fruity tang lingers in the finish, along with some mild nutty bitterness. The alcohol is well-hidden except for the slight bit of fruity tang at the end. The mouthfeel is creamy.

This is a very smooth and easy drinking beer- and could be dangerous, considering the ABV. Not a hop bomb at all. One of the best American strong ales that I've tried, because it lets the malt shine through.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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2.25/5  rDev -40%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Makena_Johnson
3.61/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Brought home in a growler from the brewery, poured moderately into a pint glass. An inch of dark tan head matches the deep red of the brew and leaves a sticky lacing. Not too strong on the nose, save some bourbon and woodsy notes. Flavor is malty on the front side, but blends with hop bitterness nicely in the middle, and is almost savory. Finish is slightly boozy; there's that 8+% ABV! Mouthfeel wins it for me: kinda creamy but not rich enough to constitute a meal-type beer. Overall, a local weekend crowd pleaser due to the high yet palatable ABV.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of mtboozeaddict41
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass at the great northern brewery. Designated as an Imperial ale but I know for a fact that it weighs in at 8% which somewhat challanges its Imperial denotation. More of a strong red ale or American strong. Off the bat its a copper brown, extremely thick and cloudy(must be a new batch). Thin creamy pale head, little bubbles. Aromas of sweet caramel malt, bready rye and light herbal hops. Barely noticeable. Rye malt, toasted sweet malt, caramel and dark fruit. Hop bitterness is present but doesn't override it. Yummmy. Mouthfeel is exceptional, this elemant is where it nabs peeps. Medium to heavy carbonation complements large malt character while the hops creep in for an off-dry finish. Quality crowd-pleasing brew that I know the locals are fond of. Thx

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of Florida9
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one is listed as an "Imperial Ale". Upon further questioning the bartender was incapable of explaining exactly what that is. I'm listIng this as an American Strong, though it could pass for an IPA. If anyone finds out anymore about this beer, please update.

Deep clear copper in color. Served with aminal bit of off white hwas that reduces to just a thin surface coating. No lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel malts, citrus and a little pine. Flavor is similar, though on the lighter side with light caramel malts dominating over the piney hops. Medium bodied. Mild to moderate bitterness. Medium carbonation.
Overall a decent beer. Was told this is the strongest beer they brew (which is pretty weak), but it is what it is. Still a pretty good beer, easily drinkable,, but far from a great one.

Good Medicine Imperial Ale from Great Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House
84 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.