IPA - Good People Brewing Company

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Reviews: 123
Hads: 473
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 30
Gots: 85 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Good People Brewing Company visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Bonhoeffer on 09-03-2008

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.
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Reviews: 123 | Hads: 473
Photo of Slaterlovesbeer
3.63/5  rDev -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. (524 characters)

Photo of Cylinsier
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
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. (679 characters)

Photo of T_Hass
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
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. (307 characters)

Photo of Jcorn
3.38/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | 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 but this again but really because there are many better options. (204 characters)

Photo of SomethingClever
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
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. (558 characters)

Photo of Brackh
4.27/5  rDev +11.8%
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. (151 characters)

Photo of Davidstan
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
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. (344 characters)

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
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. (592 characters)

Photo of timontheroad
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
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> (430 characters)

Photo of tempest
3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
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. (203 characters)

Photo of McMatt
4.56/5  rDev +19.4%
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. (585 characters)

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
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. (915 characters)

Photo of smcolw
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
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. (219 characters)

Photo of buzzedup
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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. (918 characters)

Photo of denver10
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%

Pours golden with an orange hue and a nice fluffy cream colored head. Aroma is spicy, some orange zest, and some bread. Flavor has the spiciness and lively orange zest from the hops take more of the limelight but some bready malts are definitely still there. A crisp, active mouthfeel. Overall, a very nice IPA. Would happily drink again. (338 characters)

Photo of flagmantho
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass. My first Alabama beer!

Appearance: medium orange hue with a light haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is a thick finger of frothy ivory foam. Pretty good!

Smell: dank and resiny hops with a little bit of a floral character. Not bad, I guess.

Taste: similar to the aroma; hops are kind of dank in character. Reminds me of a wet-hopped ale. Not terrible, but not really to my taste.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess for the style.

Overall: a relatively easy-drinkin' beer, but one whose hop character doesn't strongly appeal to me. (620 characters)

Photo of SteveB24
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance; color is a cloudy amber, pours a finger of head that has average retention.

Smell- Aroma is somewhat generic. Upfront is resin, pine and mild citrus, light alcohol and caramel

Taste- hop oils, pine like earthiness, malty caramel, grapefruit juice.

Mouthfeel- full body, medium carbonation, starts very juicy and finishes dry

Overall- not a disappointment but not exciting, A decent IPA, but that area is a competitive one and this one doesn't exactly shine, still well worth trying. (498 characters)

Photo of BMMillsy
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can from burg. Thanks for the Bama tick! Pours hazy copper colored with a one finger white head. Aroma is orange peel, mango, grapefruit, big caramel malts. Flavor is lots of orange notes, some bitter grapefruit finish, big bready malts. Hops seem a little stale here. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Below average IPA. (326 characters)

Photo of Treyliff
4.17/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

No freshness date, poured into a pint

A- pours a clear golden-orange color with a small foamy and creamy white head that retains nicely

S- nice mix of citrusy orange peel and piney hops with some leafy and minty aromas. Sweet candy-like malt aroma with some bready notes to close it out

T- citrusy hops follow the aroma with flavors of orange peel and grapefruit juice, leafy and grassy notes, candy-like sweetness with some sweet toasted bread malt. The finish gives some piney notes with a nice bitter linger

M- medium body with medium prickly carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and finish

O- very good IPA that showcases some nice citrusy notes, well balanced malt allows the hops to shine (701 characters)

Photo of Brenden
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The can pours out a dirty orange but bright sort of brew, which settles with opacity in the glass. It raises up a bubbly off-white head that doesn't quite make it to one finger but holds up and drops thin patching.
The nose is quite aromatic with hops, big and biting with pine resin and sharp grapefruit, with pithy orange rind note, spicy herb, and grass. The balance from the malts is very dry; it would be a little more well-rounded with a hint more sweetness, but it works pretty well and shows off the hops.
There is a certain sweetness from yeast and malt that shows in the flavor, mostly via some red apple and a little tropical fruit-like note. The spicy herb is there, with lots of citrus and resinous pine as the nose displays. Malts show more biscuit and malt here to even things out.
This beer is semi-dry in the feel from front to back. It's crisp and has some smoothness until the grains build up in the back of the throat. There's a note to it that's biting, and it's not crispness. Something just goes a little too sharp. It's pretty good overall, though, and a good beer in a tough style these days. (1,117 characters)

Photo of homebrew311
2.3/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Pours clear gold with white head. Smell is generic with bitter hops that are quite faint. The taste is meh. Some grassy hop character, stale malts, bitter finish. Mouthfeel is light and fizzy. This drinks like a macro with a tinge of hops. Not a fan. (250 characters)

Photo of Goosehunter75
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a lighter amber color. It has a two finger bubbly fizzy offwhite head. Excellent retention

S - Very strong grapefruit aroma. really not much else present. Maybe some other ctirus.

T - Very good flavor. A little more complex than the aroma. Still, lots of grapefruit. Some grass is present. Nice caramel flavor from the malts balances the hops

M - A lighter medium bodied beer. Fairly smooth. Slick with a very slight burn

O - Not a bad IPA. Good flavor. I dont think I would call it sessionable even at lighter ABV. Lots of hops present. (551 characters)

Photo of Tyler_Sly
4.6/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

By far my favorite IPA so far. Pair it with anything or pair it with nothing. Always good! It has a bittersweet smell and a very bitter taste. You can really taste the hops! Whatever they do to make this beer, its working! The sweet forward flavor and the biiter bite of an aftertaste are great! (295 characters)

Photo of Kcastr01
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the best IPA's out there. It doesn't leave you wanting for much other than a little more aroma and a little more More full body feel. Soothing crisp from one of the best breweries.

A-nice color, light orange but not thick/syrupy orange like high IBU (nappa smith)

S-Smells great however not an intense aroma like some IPA

Taste-Extraordinary and dependable. Balanced, won't sear your tastebuds and somewhat refreshing.

Mouthfeel-Medium. Not thick but a good foam up front (484 characters)

Photo of nashvillefil
4.83/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great IPA! From Alabama? Who ever heard of a good beer from Alabama? Only from Good People brewery!

Reminds me of sweetwater ipa, very happy but not a crazy 8% alcohol.

Smells great, tastes great, suggested by the bartender who makes a living on tips. Give it a try. (268 characters)

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IPA from Good People Brewing Company
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