Friday, April 3, 2015

Going to the Sun IPA

I recently had a chance to check out Great Northern Brewing's Going to the Sun IPA. After enjoying their Wild Huckleberry and Wheatfish Wheat Lagers, I expected another solid beer here. The label shows an enormous sheep climbing from a valley into the mountains surrounding it. 5.5% alcohol. 50 IBU.

The aroma had a little caramel but was mostly muted. Sweet caramel flavors come first and last throughout. Some hoppy citrus flavors appear toward the finish of each sip, adding some balance. A light spiciness lingers on the palate afterward. Pretty simple and straightforward. Nice flavors though I prefer IPAs that lean a bit more bitter. This was a little too sweet.

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