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American Pale Ale - Good People Brewing Company

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American Pale AleAmerican Pale Ale

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147 Ratings
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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 12.26%
Wants: 7
Gots: 25 | 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:
Beer added by: ddarden on 07-11-2008

36 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 147 | Reviews: 30
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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of brentk56
4.03/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a clear amber color and a pillowy cap that leaves lots of clumpy stickage

Smell: Biscuity malt with more than a hint of grapefruit

Taste: Opens biscuity but the grapefruit and toffee flavors arrive quickly and dominate after the swalllow; somewhat sweet on the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with soft, creamy carbonation

Drinkability: A very nice though slightly sweet APA

Photo of nickfl
3/5  rDev -18.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of beernads
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of smcolw
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Decent head and lace for a plastic cup.

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

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3.06/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The Pale Ale from Good People is a good beer. It poured a slightly hazy golden with white head that is leaving a lace. The scent is faint, not much happening. The taste is mostly bitter from start to finish. There is slight malt presence and perhaps some bitter citrus. The m outhfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a sessionable beverage.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of rudzud
3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
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.

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3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can into a Duvel tulip.

A: Clear pale orange-amber body under an inch of thick, frothy off-white head. Great retention and lacing. Lovely.

S: All hops, with a mixture of spicy, herbal, and piney notes. Simple and enjoyable.

T: More balanced here, with some lightly sweet, biscuity malt joining the spicy, piney hops. Fruitiness toward the back end, and a cleanly bitter aftertaste. Straightforward; good.

M: Fairly lively carbonation in a medium body. Pleasant.

O: Really good APA, and a nice refreshing choice to find in a can. It's not as exciting as some other GPBC beers, but it made a great companion on an Alabama disc golf course.

Cheers!

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2.73/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass that looks suspiciously smaller than a pint.

A: Murky amber-orange. Hazy, with no head or lacing.

S: Faint hops. Some citrus. Very subdued.

T: Watery-bitter with an attempt at a hoppy character. The hops are weak, but I suspect intentionally so. The aftertaste is grainy with a bitter kick. I don't really like it.

M: Carbonated with an understated hop astringency. Nice.

D: An okay beer, but too weak/underdeveloped for my taste. Recommended with spicy food.

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2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KYGunner
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The coloring is a little less coppery than the IPA and a whole lot more filtered. The head was like the meringue of a pie with an intense height and a lightly knit knit cluster of bubbles.

The aromas are appropriate with a more malt based structure. The hops tend towards to the floral but it's not particularly piney.

The flavors follow suit with a malt based taste and a light hoppiness. The hop characteristic is a little piney but it has a good hop cone earthiness. The malt is more caramel malt without the real sweetness.

The feel tends to a higher than moderate carbonation but it has little of the metallic tinnieness of some Pale Ales.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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American Pale Ale from Good People Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.