IPA | 7.2% ABV | 92% IBU
Cascade, Mt. Hood and an enormous amount of Columbus hops added late in the brew fermenter, give this beer the hop punch IPA lovers crave. There is also a significant malt backbone and complexity to this beer to stand up to the hop intensity.
If you consider yourself to be a hop head, and you love strong hoppy and bitter flavors look no further. Big Jim is your iconic IPA, hoppy aromatics overwhelm the aroma but the flavor is more balanced. Upfront there is a strong bitter flavor that lingers well into the after taste, but the beer is supported by dark caramel flavors which help contrast the high bitter notes.
Northbound came on the scene 2012 after crowd funding their way into production. The model worked and the brewery is now a proud winner of a Silver Medal in the World Beer Cup, one of the most prestigious beer competitions in the world. Unlike many other breweries in the Twin Cities, Northbound Smokehouse is truly a brew pub with a restaurant and full bar. Their Smokehouse Porter epitomizes Northbound Smokehouse, a great brewery with fantastic BBQ and a large whiskey selection- capturing the essence of smokey, grilled foods and pairing well crafted brews.