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

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124 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House
Montana, United States
greatnorthernbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

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

Added by cwguy5 on 09-01-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
124
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
8.78%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
31
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 124 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of _Adam_
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JWess
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyrushire
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Redman414
3.56/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Irrationalist
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fowdy
3.94/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bought at a meverik in Rexburg, ID. Pours into a beer mug with one finger. Head is off-white. Smell is malty with a hint of citrus. Taste is a little less powerful than I'd like but goes down easy. I will enjoy this sixer.

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Photo of BOB221469
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jrsqc7
4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Decent head leaves patchwork lacing. A sort of golden brown like Cadillacs and Lincolns of the late 70s and early 80s.

Generously malted with fruity hops poking thru a general light bitterness. Very well balanced!

Smooth, too. Appropriately so given the malt characteristics.

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Photo of NickMunford
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sgttibbs
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tmryan21
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.92/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Erik-P
3.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justinprintz
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SamuelMiller
4.16/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Albertsons. As the description says, not a big, overwhelming hoppy IPA, nicely balanced, which makes it an easy drinker. Tasty malts coupled with mild hops. Really good!

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Photo of PASTOR_at_DAChurch_of_IPA
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This interesting IPA stands out from the rest with the beautiful artwork on the label, but has a smooth and subtle taste and feel with light carbonation and hints of fruit. Not enough hops for my taste, but these go down easy and are light and refreshing.

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Photo of Lane_in_ID
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OKCNittany
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SitkaSteve
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I visited a buddy in Montana and brought this back.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a slightly hazy burnt orange color with a two finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Light lacing runs nicely around the glass.
The smell starts off with a sweet caramel malt and then some citrus and earthy hops combine with a light grassiness.
The taste was moderately sweet leaning on the caramel malts and bringing about a light biscuity sweetness to it. There's a light sweet caramel aftertaste and a balanced dry finish.
The mouthfeel was about light to medium on the body with a nice sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light with a good bitterness as an AIPA.
Overall, it's a good AIPA that I would have again.

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Photo of chossboss
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Campvann
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KensWorld
3.49/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks John for bringing this and others back to Florida for me to enjoy. Pours a nice Amber with good amount of head. Great hilly retention but absolutely no carbonation, Weird. Smell is almost non existent. Taste real good but weak for an IPA. Easy drinker but not as aggressive as I expect from out west. I see from the description that this is what they were after so I have to say very well done but not to my liking. Good beginner IPA. 3.75

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Photo of MjBrewhouse
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Going To The Sun IPA from Great Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House
3.76 out of 5 based on 124 ratings.
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