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Great Northern Going To The Sun IPA

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnGalt1 (654) - , Idaho, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Pours clear orange.. Short lived white head.. Nose is fruity hops with a fair amount of toasty/pale maltiness.. Flavor seems a little spongy.. soft hops and soft maltiness, neither of which combine to make a great IPA.. Perhaps a decent pale ale.. Lighter than needed bitterness to put a stop to the weird fruity element... Decent drinkability for one glass, I won’t buy one again until I am again in Montana.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (1955) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
Tap, Famous Dave’s, Kalispell, Montana. Medium gold, nice but mild nectarine aroma. Balanced flavour, very drinkable IPA, nice sharp citrus finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1898) - - NOV 5, 2014
Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours an orange-amber color with a one finger head of just off white bubbly foam. The head has a moderate level of retention, fading to leave a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of bready and doughy smell mixed with a good showing of a grapefruit hop citrus aroma. Some other aromas of a sweeter orange and light caramel are there too, along with a decent sum of a yeasty smell as well. Taste – The taste begins a somewhat bready and doughy taste with a good showing of a yeasty flavor. There is a bit of a grapefruit hop that is present upfront, which is rather light and which grows in intensity as the flavor moves onto the end. Along with the grapefruit, comes some lighter notes of an earthy and herbal hop taste. In the end, the mix of flavors that persists, creates a rather easy going and slightly more malty and bready, but decently hopped, flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to slightly thicker side for a brew of 5.5 % abv with a carbonation level that is average. For the citrus and bready/doughy/yeasty flavor of the brew the thicker body is rather appropriate and all the while does well for accentuating the more moderate hop flavors of the brew. Overall – Not really a hop powerhouse but rather easy drinking and nice in its bready/yeasty/citrus/hop flavor. An easy drinking moderate IPA overall.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (10462) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of bread, citrus and a hint of pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, grapefruit and a hint of pine with a crisp dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
lightbias (210) - USA - SEP 2, 2014
Pours a cloudy amber from the bottle, with an insignificant eggshell head, but a nice lacing on the glass. The aroma is grass, pine, with peppery notes, and there is a soft caramel and toast flavor that continues to the end of the glass. The bitterness is nicely balanced and the carbonation makes this medium-bodied liquid actually quite lively on the tongue. The finish is long, comfortable and agreeable, and one I would be happy to experience again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jkwalking05 (4017) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2014
12 oz bottle. Amber with an average off-white head. Aroma is of pepper, grass, caramel, and leaves/moss. Taste is of sugar, caramel, toast, grass, light florals.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
travita (4235) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. The look is clear, off white head, and copper in color. The smell is fruity, flowers, caramel, sweet. The taste is tea, leaves, flowers, florals, and ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1272) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle from the General Store at the Rising Sun campground in Glacier National Park, enjoyed from the bottle on our 6th anniversary. We spent the day on the Going to the Sun road, hiking through cloud, wind and rain at Logan’s Pass with our 3 year old. Didn’t see much wildlife, but had a hell of a good time anyway. Kids are good for that. Back at camp, our tent damned near blew down in the wind, the skies threatened to storm, and everybody was on the verge of crankiness. By evening the weather had cleared and we’d all had naps. Sitting around the campfire, enjoying some kickass s’mores and this perfectly acceptable IPA, we all agreed it had been a very fine day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastiefan2k (2647) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2014
8oz draft in Bozeman. Orange color with lots of lacing on the side of the glass. Mainly hoppy, citrus and green hop mix. Slightly slick feeling coming of a moderate underattenuated body, not dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2857) - Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2014
[Bottle] Light orange colored pour without much foam on top. Aromas of pine cones, grassy notes and mild citrus. Piney and grapefruit hops are featured in the taste. Mellow bread and light metallic notes also make an appearance. Lighter in body. Dry and moderately bitter finish. Nice looking lacing left over on the sides of the glass. All right overall.

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