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

Going To The Sun IPAGoing To The Sun IPA
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Great Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House
Montana, United States
American IPA
3.71 | pDev: 8.89%
Jun 11, 2022
Sep 01, 2011
Going To The Sun IPAGoing To The Sun IPA
Notes: 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
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a small, off-white head of bubbly foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass. It smelled of orange, caramel, toffee and floral notes. Sweet caramel taste with toffee, orange peel and a mild bitterness.
Jun 11, 2022
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Reviewed by Shelbs90 from Montana

3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
not a big fan of ipas. was given to me as a gift and i tried it expecting not to like it but tbh i really like it. the smell threw me off cause it smells very strong. the taste is great. it tastes a lot like citrus with only a little bit of the ipa taste. very smooth. not a bad beer. bummed it’s not brewed anymore
Oct 16, 2021
Rated: 3.85 by jakecattleco from California

Sep 29, 2019
Rated: 3.25 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

Jul 08, 2019
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.62/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12oz can served in a tulip. Given to me by @mr-jj. Doesn't have a date that I see.

Pours clear golden with a nice creamy head and medium carbonation. Smell is pine, biscuit, maybe a hint of honey.

Taste is a little watery, piney and lemony.

Mouthfeel is medium, dry. Overall, it's solid, but definitely not exciting.
Nov 23, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by cherche from Washington

Oct 27, 2018
Rated: 3.74 by JohnDon from Texas

Oct 04, 2018
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Reviewed by hopley from Massachusetts

4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Had on draught in East Glacier, MT on 9/3/18. Really enjoyed it but wouldn't call it an IPA as it lacked bitterness or hop bite. It tasted more like a smooth malty pale ale, and went down really well. Very tasty. Really worth trying one or several if you get a chance.
Sep 04, 2018
Rated: 2.48 by BellsFan from Michigan

Jul 31, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by cmoore32 from Nebraska

Feb 03, 2018
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
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.
Jan 04, 2018
Rated: 3.4 by snowmageddon from Massachusetts

Jan 01, 2018
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Reviewed by RJLarse from Washington

4.11/5  rDev +10.8%
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.
Aug 06, 2017
Rated: 3.53 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

Jul 28, 2017
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Reviewed by kflorence from Texas

3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
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.
Jul 26, 2017
Rated: 3.84 by _Adam_ from Maryland

Jun 28, 2017
Rated: 3.83 by JWess from California

Jun 25, 2017
Rated: 3.97 by cyrushire from Florida

Jun 17, 2017
Rated: 3.56 by Redman414 from North Carolina

Jun 07, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by Irrationalist from California

Apr 27, 2017
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Reviewed by Fowdy from Idaho

3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
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.
Apr 15, 2017
Rated: 3.92 by BOB221469 from Wisconsin

Jan 30, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by Whiskeydeez from Kansas

Dec 13, 2016
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Reviewed by Impetuous from Montana

4.12/5  rDev +11.1%
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.
Nov 11, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Oct 27, 2016
Rated: 3 by sgttibbs from Minnesota

Oct 17, 2016
Rated: 3.8 by tmryan21 from Illinois

Aug 12, 2016
Rated: 3.92 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Jun 30, 2016
Rated: 3.76 by Erik-P from Canada (BC)

Jun 30, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by Justinprintz from New Jersey

Jun 07, 2016
Rated: 4.16 by SamuelMiller from Montana

May 29, 2016
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
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!
May 15, 2016
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Reviewed by PASTOR_at_DAChurch_of_IPA from South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
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.
Apr 22, 2016
Rated: 3.82 by Lane_in_ID from Idaho

Apr 11, 2016
Rated: 3.6 by OKCNittany from Oklahoma

Nov 18, 2015
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Reviewed by SitkaSteve from Idaho

3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
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.
Oct 27, 2015
Rated: 3.54 by chossboss from Oregon

Oct 24, 2015
Rated: 3.6 by Campvann from Arizona

Oct 23, 2015
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Reviewed by KensWorld from Florida

3.49/5  rDev -5.9%
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
Oct 15, 2015
Rated: 3.6 by MjBrewhouse from Idaho

Oct 14, 2015
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