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IPA | Good People Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Good People Brewing Company
Alabama, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
64 IBU

Copper in color with herbal and earthy hops being most prevalent. Light caramel flavors balance out this unique ale. Hop lovers will enjoy this unfiltered, dry-hopped IPA.

Added by Bonhoeffer on 09-03-2008

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Photo of HiWire
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber with a 2 finger head. Smells of earthiness, hoppy, and tea leaf. Starts with subdued hop taste, finishes with bitter bite. Thin mouthfeel. It has the bite of super juicy APAs without taste. Strange. Tried to read the date on bottom of can but it was pushed off center to where I couldn't tell. Decent lacing. Wouldn't buy again.

Edit: 04/16 - Had this again from the tap and had a more pleasant experience. Seemed cleaner with a better mouthfeel. Re-rated.

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Photo of JacobusFavier23
3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L-Nice amberish-orange murky ipa with a solid one finger head.
S-I get a strong boozy smell with a piney/floral and citrusy smell that comes afterwards.
T-I really do enjoy the taste. It came off as a bit bitter at first, but as I continued to drink it I was pleasantly surprised with great flavors of biscuit, citrus, and pine.
F-The carbonation works well with the flavor of the beer. Moderate enough to make the drinking easy.
O-Overall, a really good ipa. To me, this beer is either on the highest end of mediocre ipas or the lowest end of great ipas. There isn't anything special, but they know how to brew at Good People. If you're in Birmingham, I would stop by and check these guys out. Solid ipa.

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Photo of psycHOPathy
3.41/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Looks the same as every other IPA
Bready with a little citrus juice smell
Very woody and bready taste, a little pine, malt, a little corn, some citrus
Light and clean feel
Not much flavor, but what is there is pleasant enough. Drinks like a light beer which is surprising at this ABV

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Photo of ordybill
4.48/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the tap at Good People Brewing. Great people! Great beer. The appearance is an orange copper color, with a medium sized white head. The aroma was of hops and pine in the beginning and ending with some citrus. The flavor matched the aroma.

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Photo of jimdalton
4.15/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Hazy copper color. Small head with little lacing.
Odor: Citrus and subtle floral notes with a nice malt foundation
Taste: Lovely citrus and floral hop front with a finish of pine and malt. The malt and hops are paired very well.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, medium carbonation.
Overall: The good people at Good People have really done a great job with this one. This IPA is a standout beer with a lot to offer. Highly recommended.

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Photo of Roby923
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light copper in color. A mid-hoped IPA that doesn't assault the taste buds. Very smooth, very drinkable. A very good find. Had it canned in Birmingham.

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Photo of FriedSlug
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It poured a nice reddish orange with an decent head that also looked to have a bit of orange in it. The aroma has the faint smell of orange with yeasty bread and pine notes. The orange citrus is present in the taste as well as some malt sweetness and piney bitter hops. The bitterness is biting and lingers. Not a bad beer but I feel that the hops and citrus are a bit out of balance with the hops being a bit overpowering. Still a well done and tasty brew.

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Photo of W_Des
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color is a nice orange amber. The nose has a fruity piney resiny nose. The body has a biscuity bready sweetness with some nice pine bitterness. Solid.

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Photo of Lahoi
4.65/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I finally got a crack at this beer after my friends from TN and AL have been bragging on this beer for months. You would have thought this was the best thing since sliced bread. Did it live up to the hype? Drumroll, please.

Copper reddish color. Thick, creamy, chunky head. Lacing. Oh the lacing!

Smells dreamy. Malty, pine, yeast, fruits. Everything quite balanced.

Tastes like it smells. So no surprises. But that wasn't a bad thing. In fact, it was good. Very good.

Feel was darn near perfect for an American IPA. Medium bodied.

Overall, yes, it lived up to the hype. It was a very good experience. An outstanding beer.

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Photo of richj1970
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz can dated 7/16/2015.

A: Pours golden honey brown with generous 2-3 finger fluffy white head. Lasting retention and leaves some chunky lacing.

S: Biscuit malts with floral and piney hops. Some light citrus lingering around.

T: Follows then nose. Pleasant floral hops mixed with biscuit malts and a fairly nice balance between the two. More pronounced citrus would be welcome here.

M: Medium body and average carbonation. Easy drinking and refreshing.

O: Solid basic IPA. Nothing fancy or outstanding, but still a nice beer.

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Photo of russpowell
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on tap in Nashville. I found it to be fairly well balanced with a bit of woody hops. This drank fairly easy with a so-so nose. I wouldn't say no to another one, but wouldn't seek it out

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Photo of Slaterlovesbeer
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a thick tan head that dissapates into a sticky resin in the glass, a beautiful amber/ruby color. Smells hoppy, piney, a hinty of citrus, a freshly mowed lawn. Taste is identical to smell, flavors and aromas meld perfectly eith this beer, hitting the same notes on the nostrils to create a wonderful sensasion. Not as pitter and a tad less pronounced as my go to ipas Langunitas produces and not as good as good people dipa snake handler. But still a solid ipa and a good go to when im in the mood for a milder ipa.

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. can

Pours a honey amber orange, hazy with some particulate yeast in suspension. Head is off-white, coarse, and pillowy at two inches, dissipates very slowly to an eventually lacing.

Smells of honey and biscuit malts with fresh piney and floral hops. The hops are bright and spicy with hints of cumin.

Tastes of dry biscuit malt, a bit papery, with dry piney and vegetal bitter hops.

Medium body with tingly carbonation on the tongue.

Decent IPA, pours beautifully and smells wonderful. The flavor disappoints a bit as it is on the boring side and a bit imbalanced towards bitterness over hop flavor. Other than that, it's actually pretty good. Worth trying.

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Photo of T_Hass
3.62/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L - Golden orange with a fluffy white head.
S - Malty with a slight hop character
T- Sweet malt with a slight hop backbone and a small amount of rubbing alcohol on the finish.
M - Full and creamy. Very nice.

Overall - A solid East coast ipa that is well balanced.

Poured into a mason jar from a can.

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Photo of Jcorn
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's not terrible, but not great. It's hoppy but without the good flavor of better IPAs. Not smooth but not really harsh either. I wouldn't buy this again but really because there are many better options.

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Photo of SomethingClever
3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can poured into snifter canned on 6/18

A: dark ruby and amber color light inch or so soapy bubbly head the drops down to just a residue

S: resiny and floral with a good bit of maltiness to it

T: just a fleeting hint of grapefruit and then floral and very malty

M: medium to lighter side a little bit of residual bitterness around the edges of the tongue

O: Too malty, they need to dial up the hops and down the malt, I thought I had this on tap once and it was very fruity I'm not getting much of that now. More of the floral hops shine through.

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Photo of Brackh
4.27/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice orange pour with a good head. Piney and citrus smell. Good and bitter all the way through. Very simple. Nice for what it is. A solid drinking IPA.

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Photo of Davidstan
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Took 2 runs at this one as the taste buds were not fair with my first try. I like this IPA a lot but not my fave. Nice fruity aroma, piney, citrusy as expected and a good solid finish aftertaste. Package tag was dated 5/14/15 so according to what I research they use canning date so very fresh drinking it on 5/24/15 bought at Publix in Auburn.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can poured into a snifter.

A- Cloudy orange/amber liquid. Huge frothy pale white head. Extensive lacing. 4.5

S- Smells melony, of pineapple, and a bit of catpiss. Nice but for the catpiss. 4

T- Nose is better, but this taste ain't bad. Touches of pineapple, grapefruit and orange match with biscuity malt. There's a light caramel malt flavor too. 3.75

M- Medium-bodied, zesty, moderately bitter and also has a pronounced malt toastiness. Doesn't drink quite as smooth as desired due to some yeastiness and carbonation, but it's still good to drink. 3.5

A nice brew. I get down.

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Photo of timontheroad
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange/copper color, nice two-finger head with good retention and lacing. Aroma was piney up front, with some nice citrus and pineapple notes, with a sweet malt smell in the background. The flavor was similar to the smell, with the pineapple most prominent. Mouthfeel was medium bodied and very smooth, easy to drink a lot of these. Overall, nice beer from a good up and coming brewery, can't wait to try their Snake Handler DIPA>

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Photo of tempest
3.89/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Solid canned IPA from Good People. Herbal pine and grapefruit aroma. Smooth citrus fruity bitterness that turns a little earthy in the finish. It's clean and drinkable for the strength. I'd have another.

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Photo of McMatt
4.56/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The nose is very green with a slight citrus.

It’s green on the front with that piney, grassy presence and a nice grapefruit/citrus mix in there as well to give it just a slight sweetness under all that green forwardness. The malty balance brings a dryness but you still get the full force of the hops on the backside. It's not an overly bitter finish, but it's there with the malts.

Mouthfeel is light to medium. Very smooth to drink.

Overall I really like this IPA, I feel it's one of the better IPAs from Alabama breweries. It leans to the green side of IPAs, which I prefer.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Poured into a snifter to reveal a hazy, golden brew with an off-white 2 finger head sitting atop. Fair retention, giving way to a thin, broken layer of surface suds. Lacing clings to the sides in rings and chunks, and exhibits strong stick.

Smell - Distinct aroma that hits on pineapple juice, floral and citrus hop notes and a caramel malt base.

Taste - More reserved in the flavor than what's found on the nose. Not much in the way of bitterness, instead opting for slightly sweet, juicy notes of orange and pineapple. Light caramel malt body. Finish is much the same.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with moderate, slightly tingly carbonation. Smooth, easy drinking brew. Semi-dry finish.

Overall - Solid IPA. Nice flavor profile, but seems to lack that extra umph to take it that next level. Safe might be a good description. I could definitely stand to drink this again, but I wouldn't trade for it.

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Photo of smcolw
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Superior head and lace (a blanket on the glass). Orange amber color and cloudy.

Starts with a floral hop nose.

Good malt/hop blend flavor. Rich body with a diminished carbonation. Long aftertaste with a peppery hop.

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Photo of buzzedup
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

got this on a trade . never heard of this brewery ,not available in my area. I really enjoyed there coffee oatmeal stout and this IPA is good as well .
A. nice looking beer poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. nice color started out looking deep orange but ended up golden in the bottom of the glass and more orange at the top .
S. more citrus and west coast sent . not a lot of pine but smells like an IPA for sure!
T. not bad but nothing blowing me away , good solid IPA but would not crave or search this out .
M. medium mouth fee, very nice . a little bit a stickiness on my lips will have to up my score for this reason. more of a double IPA mouth feel impressive .
O. not a bad IPA but be aware I just finished a Pumking so my palate is a bit tainted . Nothing bad at all to say about this beer and as I mentioned I had the Coffee stout and really liked it . would not mind trying more from the Good People.

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