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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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #5,801
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
84
Ranked #33,643
Avg:
3.72 | pDev: 9.14%
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
137
From:
Great Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House
 
Montana, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  4
Gots
  32
SCORE
84
Good
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
Reviews: 31 | Ratings: 137 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Resuin:
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3.71/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jellopants356
4.74/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dark amber. Thin white head with a fair amount of lacing. Smells of hops and citrus. Mmmmm.... Full bodied hops with a citrus finish. Nice mouthfeel, a little fizzier than most, which i like indeed. Nice aftertaste as well, the refreshing citrus continues and readies the palette for more. Overall a really nice IPA that I would recommend to anybody visiting my home state of Montana. Really a diamond in the rough.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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

Poured from a bomber into a sampler. A moderate pour produces a creamy, frothy and billowy head that threatens to overflow the glass. The head lasts well, coating the top of the beer and the sides of the glass. The beer is a pale amber color with medium carbonation and is hazy.

Plenty of aromatic hops on the nose. The taste is quite unique, with most of the flavor provided by citrusy and spicy hops with a bit of something extra that I can't put my finger on- perhaps some malty flavors shining through. A hint of a sweet, candy-like taste to balance the hoppiness.

This is a very tasty IPA and probably a bit lower in alcohol than most. It's pretty easy drinking for an IPA, and probably just exceeds the bitterness of a typical west coast american pale.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Sark
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

22oz bomber

Appearance- a hazy burnt orange, hmmm didn't realize it was unfiltered, slow pour still yields a good finger and a half creamy light beige head that craters down

Smell- good citrus notes from what I could only guess are centennials, grapefruit hints over a light malt undertone, not overly invasive

Taste- mild sweet start, a hint at an amber, mid palate and back mouth bitterness, flavors are completely separated however

Mouthfeel- Medium-light bodied with carbonation crisp, a bit of a watery feel, finish leaves partially dry sensation

Overall- The appearance and smell led me on but the balance and feel of the brew just didn't have me interested after a half pint. Perhaps a bit more to the grain bill would help.

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of mtboozeaddict41
3.97/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Drank out of a 22oz bomber on $3 bomber night, yuh.

Appearence from memory is a solid cloudy gold with a hint of amber. Anyway, the nose is huge citrus with a lot herbacious qualiteez. Taste: straight forward quintessential IPA in my experience. Nice bitterness, citrus and grapefruit great carbonation makes this beer very drinkable. In fact, this beer has been the culprit of many brown-outs(not yet blackedout but almost there eh). Finish is bready yeast but still fruity, not unpleasant. Overall I was never impressed and never offended, sometimes hopheads just need hops and for those feenin the GTTS IPA is a noble choice.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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Going To The Sun IPA from Great Northern Brewing Co. / Black Star Draught House
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 137 ratings