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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Going To The Sun IPAGoing To The Sun IPA
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
Ranking:
#26,798
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
129
pDev:
8.87%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
31
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 129 |  Reviews: 29
Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into glass. Did not find any bottling date information on bottle.
Pale gold color, with cloudy body. Persistent white cap. Minor spotting of lacing.
Aroma has good balance of malt and hops, but rather faint.
Taste is bready malt, caramel in the middle, and then very mild citrus hops. Not a lot of bitterness.
Medium mouth feel.
A mild type of IPA, with malts and hops combining for a good balance. Very easy drinker.

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Photo of snowmageddon
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RJLarse
4.11/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

I purchased a six-pack of Going To The Sun IPA on a trailer trip through western Montana. Pured in to a pint glass.

Pours a rich gold color, some chill haze, with a thin white head.

Smell is a cereal aroma, with not much in the way of pine of citrus scent.

Taste is a sweet bread flavor up front, with a hint of a caramel flavor, with a mild sweet citrus flavor and a wet bitterness on the finish.

Feel is mildly carbonated, medium bodies with just a bit of a cloying character.

Overall a well balanced brew with a nice malt backbone and a fruity citrus flavor along side.

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Photo of csmrx7
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kflorence
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap in Whitefish, MT. A citrusy and balanced IPA that is very drinkable. Refreshing and not overly acidic. If you're in the mood for an AIPA that is sessionable and not overly bitter, this one is for you.

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Photo of _Adam_
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JWess
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyrushire
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Redman414
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Irrationalist
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fowdy
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
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 +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jrsqc7
4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
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 -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sgttibbs
3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tmryan21
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
3.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Erik-P
3.76/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of SamuelMiller
4.16/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
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 +10.2%
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 +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OKCNittany
3.6/5  rDev -3.2%
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
Beer rating: 3.72 out of 5 with 129 ratings
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