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IPA - Good People Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

361 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 361
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.72%
Wants: 21
Gots: 40 | FT: 2
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:
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.

(Beer added by: Bonhoeffer on 09-03-2008)
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Reviews by Maltmaiden:
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Maltmaiden

Alabama

4.4/5  rDev +16.1%

A: Dark orange and slightly hazy. Minimum carbonation. Small head but a strong one with some lacing.

S: Lots of citrus hops and piney resin. Some caramel malt. Honey. Not a huge aroma coming from it but it smells good.

T: Very refreshing taste. Very crisp and well balanced. One of the less resiny/bitter American IPAs I’ve tried but it is delicious. Fair amount of caramel toasted malt and honey comes through. No bad aftertaste.

M: Light body but not watery. I was expecting to want more carbonation but it was a great amount and gave the beer a very refreshing character.

O: Very drinkable. A session beer.

11-07-2012 00:53:25 | More by Maltmaiden
More User Reviews:
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oberon

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

Came to the table in a standard pint a slight hazed deep burnt orange with a nice looking one finger creamy/frothy head that nver really leaves,I really liked the creamy texture of the head.Aromas were of herbal and grassy hops along with somewhat sweet bready malts,not a big citric resiny bomb.Flavors are alot like the nose with grassy and leafy hops giving off their flavor profile but not in your face,a camel maltiness hits quite hard as well.Not a big hopped up IPA but there is nice herbal hop notes.

05-07-2013 21:27:13 | More by oberon
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -1.6%

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #52 (May 2011):

Hazed-over dirty peach color; some sticky head on the glass. Big piney and citric hop nose, grapefruit sting and orange blossoms with a dried grass, tannin-like maltiness. Very smooth, stodgy medium body. Lots of pale biscuit or cracker-like malt flavors build a decent base for the quite prominent hop character to bounce off of. Hop resin flavor pushes past the bitterness. Mild warmth from the alcohol; dried stone fruit and apple meat. Hop flavor goes a bit herbal but still holds on to a citric rind taste. Yeast and graininess show up again in the semidry finish. A worthy stab at the style, and a crowded style it is. As the benchmark is set high, this one reaches it with some stretching.

07-28-2011 14:27:30 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Kcastr01

Tennessee

4.19/5  rDev +10.6%

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

03-05-2014 19:14:05 | More by Kcastr01
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Mora2000

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this can.

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is strong and is made up of bready malt with some orange citrus notes. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of bitter oranges with some grass and pine notes mixed in. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

05-20-2011 02:14:33 | More by Mora2000
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dankjohn

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

08-17-2013 04:45:16 | More by dankjohn
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Ducttape

Montana

4.4/5  rDev +16.1%

Had this beer while traveling through Alabama. Who would've thought it, this is an oustanding beer. I was really impressed with the balance on this beer. Poured a slightly opaque orange to amber. Willamette hops really shine in this beer. Also really like the retro feel of the can. Can't wait to try other Good People offerings in the future.

07-18-2011 17:14:30 | More by Ducttape
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Bamabrew22

Alabama

3.8/5  rDev +0.3%

Nice, hoppy IPA. Poured a beautiful dark gold in the pint glass with a two-finger, fluffy white head. Great, spicy, earthy hop aroma from the start. Taste was a delicious assault on the bitter tastebuds, with piney, citrusy notes. Really hoppy brew, but well balanced with the malt backbone. I like this beer and have had it several times. Always a good IPA!

05-12-2011 20:13:57 | More by Bamabrew22
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nasa60

Alabama

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-10-2012 03:37:43 | More by nasa60
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Dinkel

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-04-2014 21:42:16 | More by Dinkel
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jmbraxton

Alabama

1/5  rDev -73.6%

08-19-2012 01:44:46 | More by jmbraxton
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Ice_cyclops86

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

05-16-2014 15:59:28 | More by Ice_cyclops86
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Zonian1

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-26-2014 00:09:53 | More by Zonian1
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Beer21

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-17-2012 16:57:48 | More by Beer21
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +14.2%

(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer pours a hazy orange body with a lumpy butter cream heat that last and sticks to the glass. There is a big carbonation of bubbles that pop off the bottom and push to the surface.

S- The green slightly dank citrus hops are juicy with a woody character coming through as it opens. There are some caramel malt smells coming through as the beer opens in the finish.

T- The big green citrus orange hops have a gentle sweetness to it with the hops grown all the way to the finish. There is a nice pungency hop flavor that lingers with just a bit of bitterness, and some biscuit malt hints come through in the after taste aswell. As the beer warms there is a fresh pale malt flavor with some chalk notes under the hops.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with a tight fizz and no alcohol heat.

O- This is a big full bodied IPA that has nice depth and some good malt support pushing through as the beer opens. It is very drinkable and thanks to coldchill for sending this to me.

01-09-2013 17:31:25 | More by rhoadsrage
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Zachb4au

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

03-16-2012 18:20:50 | More by Zachb4au
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Brenden

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev +1.1%

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.

06-10-2014 18:09:53 | More by Brenden
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nickthegun12

Alabama

3.7/5  rDev -2.4%

pretty decent ipa...just a standard american ipa....with good citrus notes...and nice bitterness...the bitterness is not harsh it is a smooth bitterness...thats probably my fav thing about this beer...

nice appearance nice creamy head and splotchy lacing...

has a nice malty backbone...there is an unexplained sweetness here as well....

overall this is a pretty nice beer....

04-16-2011 01:09:45 | More by nickthegun12
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.63/5  rDev -4.2%

Review from notes.

A: Pours a hazy orange with a very large foamy head, tan in color. Great retention with the foam dissolving very slowly, but not as much lacing as I was expecting based on the head formation.

S: Tons of orange and orange peel right away. A little bit of pine and some heavy caramelized malt.

T: More orange, but not as much as the aroma. A little bit of grapefruit and some pine, but they are cut by a bunch of caramelized malt which brings with it a lot of sweetness.

M: Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

O: Overall, it was ok. If the beer had tasted like aroma I would have been a bit happier, but not a bad showing. The flavor profile was a bit malty imo.

07-12-2011 18:05:34 | More by mdaschaf
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Tyler_Sly

Alabama

4.61/5  rDev +21.6%

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!

04-05-2014 05:51:49 | More by Tyler_Sly
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buzzword

California

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

08-03-2013 16:38:27 | More by buzzword
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TMWSIY

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-29-2014 14:10:37 | More by TMWSIY
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Riverared

Alabama

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-21-2013 23:50:02 | More by Riverared
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Beezee

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

12-08-2013 02:20:43 | More by Beezee
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Dub12588


4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

06-30-2014 16:08:32 | More by Dub12588
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IPA from Good People Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.