Wednesday, September 18, 2013
The Great Northern Brewing Company Going to the Sun IPA
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is The Great Northern Brewing Company Going to the Sun IPA. I first tried this beer at dinner up in Glacier National Park and I knew I had to source another bottle (strictly for review purposes). I made it to the brewery and purchased this bottle and I wish I had brought back more.
From The Great Northern Brewing Company website: “A true IPA that is designed to be more drinkable & refreshing than typical IPA’s. Citrus Cascade flavors dominate the palate, but don’t overwhelm.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy orange with a dense cream colored head and sticky lacing.
Aroma: Citrus hops (orange, grapefruit, lemon) upfront followed by caramel malt and a slight pine hop presence.
Taste: Caramel and bready malts balanced well with citrus and pine hop flavors.
Overall: Extremely approachable and refreshing, The Great Northern Brewing Company Going to the Sun IPA is delicious. Not overly hoppy, at 5.5% ABV this is beer is easy drinkin’ and probably something I would recommend to someone as a gateway IPA (if there is such a thing).
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