American Pale Ale - Good People Brewing Company
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Reviews by Bonhoeffer:
4.18/5 rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
UPDATE -- After posting the comments below i had a chance to express some of my thoughts to Jason via email. Here is is reply (directly quoting GP's brewmaster):
"Exciting beers are in the works but we are having to build up our inventory to support the accounts we've "signed up" before I can dedicate the tank space. Let me explain.... The City of Birmingham and DOH really put us behind the 8-Ball in keeping us out of business for 3.5 months. The Business Plan was for us to have 1.5 months to brew and build up inventory before "hitting the market." Based on their demands and lack of sense of urgency, once we received their "blessing" that part of the business plan just wasn't available to us anymore. We are literally operating on "just in time inventory" right now and it will be 2-3 weeks before I have enough packaged to feel comfortable trying some of the other beers that excite me...and others.
A GPBC IPA is, and always has been, in the near-term future."
So, an IPA will be hitting the market as soon as it is feasible for them to devote some tank space to it. PHEW.
A very solid offering. Nicely hopped with a good malty backbone. Extremely drinkable, and i intend to buy it and/or whatever other Good People offerings i can find anytime i'm out at a bar or restaurant because i DESPERATELY want local beer to succeed in Birmingham.
But i must agree with my friend Darden. The market is flooded with drinkable pale ales. There are so many around here it will make your head spin. I'm eventually going to get tired of this beer. Good People needs to stand out above the masses with exciting beers, rather than "normal" stuff that 1000 other breweries are churning out. I am nervous when i hear talk of an amber and a hefe in addition to the existing brown and pale. Nervous.
Jason Malone, hear me now and believe me later. Brew an IPA. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE brew an IPA. A damn fine IPA with copious late hop additions and some dry hopping to boot. This cursed state has not one world class IPA. ABC has stolen the only good ones from us in the past year or so, namely Sweetwater IPA and Flying Dog Snake Dog.
I need a steady supply of IPA or i get a little crazy. Somebody throw me a bone here.
Serving type: on-tap
07-21-2008 17:17:41 | More by Bonhoeffer
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3.25/5 rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
Received as an extra in a trade. Sweet, finally can check Alabama off of my states.
A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice barely hazy darker gold hue with a half finger white head that faded to leave a thin white blanket and a fluffier halo.
S - Aromas are rather adjunct like. I get a lot of stale bread on the nose. Like, taking a deep whiff of a thing of unseasoned bread crumbs. Really biscuity with super, super faint hops.
T - Taste is thankfully better than the nose. The super bready factors are still there , but atleast there is some nice lightly piney mostly grapefruit hops on the finish which is clean and bitter.
M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated though slightly watery.
O - Overall, I've had much, much better APAs. Its actually not that bad if you ignore how poor the nose was.
Serving type: can
01-16-2014 02:02:06 | More by rudzud
4/5 rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Definitely one of my favorite Pale Ales on the market. I love Good People and I've had this beer in cans and on tap. It's good in the can and great on tap. Wonderful light color with light flavor. A great beer on a hot day when you want something to bring your taste buds to life.
Serving type: on-tap
01-13-2014 22:36:36 | More by AUGRAD06
3.94/5 rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12 ounce can -> snifter
A - pours up a very clear medium gold with a soapy two finger head, good retention, and good lacing.
S - overwhelming pine with bready notes
T - a little out of balance with the bitter outweighing the sweet. Flavors detected are grapefruit, rye, caramel, and oranges
M - good carbonation, but a bit of a faint unpleasant aftertaste
O - not a world changer, but a solid offering, easy to drink.
Serving type: can
12-02-2013 03:55:35 | More by Mojo
American Pale Ale from Good People Brewing Company
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