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American Pale Ale - Good People Brewing Company

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American Pale AleAmerican Pale Ale

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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 7
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Good People Brewing Company visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
36 IBU

(Beer added by: ddarden on 07-11-2008)
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Solid pale ale. It's now my go to fridge beer. As an aside, makes a great turbo shandy w/mikes Harder lemonade for a change of pace.

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Decent head and lace for a plastic cup.

Mild pine aroma. Flavor matches smell. Long bitter aftertaste.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz can into a short whiskey glass, which was the only glass offered in the Birmingham airport this day. No date visible anywhere on the can.

A- Pours a bright copper, slightly hazy with a nice, off white head that fell off quickly leaving thick lacing. Just a topping of head sticks around. Otherwise looks like I poured a Bud.

S- Faint smell of malt, no hop nose. Almost smells like an empty American lager can.

T- Biting bitterness one would normally assign to an IPA. Very tender, almost not discernible malt profile on this finish. The finish kicks in with more hoppy bitterness that lingers between swallows. If this thing had any aroma at all it would be a home run in the IPA world, but as it is, I find it an over-bitter APA with no pleasing malt finish.

M- Almost perfect body. Soft carb burn persists through the swallow and is immediately replaced by silky oil on the tongue. This is the best trait of this brew.

Overall- Alabama isn't known for great beer brewing, but the industry is starting to make some headway, especially in Birmingham. I think the folks at GoodPeople Brewing have the right idea, but, at least on this one, have some confusion about which styles should have which features. It's a tasty brew with great a terrific hop profile, and it is gorgeous in the glass. But it's not really an American Pale Ale, in the true sense of that style. I'd buy it again, but I'd really like for these folks to use this as a base for a future DIPA. Above average for Alabama, just below par anywhere else.

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American Pale Ale from Good People Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.