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

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Good Medicine Imperial Ale
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12 Ratings
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Ratings: 12
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 15.22%
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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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

lauries444, Sep 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Urs, Sep 01, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

atpca, Aug 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Mikexw, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of Makena_Johnson
3.61/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Makena_Johnson, Jun 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

thebigredone, May 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

neckbeered, May 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Joshpu, Mar 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

jkball01, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of mtboozeaddict41
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
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

mtboozeaddict41, Mar 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

juicebox, Sep 04, 2012
Photo of Florida9
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Florida9, Aug 31, 2012
Good Medicine Imperial Ale from Great Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House
83 out of 100 based on 12 ratings.