IPA - Good People Brewing Company
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2.68/5 rDev -29.1%
Aroma here has a resinous, grassy, perhaps pine tree hoppiness to it, with a small sweet malt smell poking through after it has opened up.
The taste has an initial good punch of herbal hops, perhaps a bit grassy....with a caramel backbone that is certainly present in the middle part of the swallow. Bitterness is quite medicinal and lingering on the backend and puckers my tongue a bit...not sure if I'd classify that as pleasant.
American IPA is one of the most crowded styles in craft beer, so one like this just isn't one I'm going to fall back on very often. I didn't find the hop character or finish to be to my liking.
05-24-2012 01:51:43 | More by NODAK
4.18/5 rDev +10.6%
I first had this beer after 2011 Dark Lord. Pestering people to trade Chicago locals for anything we don't get, I took this extremely generic looking can gladly. It was memorable.
Fast forward almost a year, and I'm contacted by a BA looking to get some Daisy Cutter, and I find myself flush with Good People beer.
This can was stored briefly in the 55-60 degree range.
Transferred to the fridge for an hour.
Cracked, and poured into a large tulip.
My experience of Good People IPA and Snake Handler has been that the beer is borderline over-carbed. Not o the extent that there's something wrong, but that it produces more than 3 fingers of stiff, retentive foam. Drinking slowly through an hour long tv program, my glass is covered in suds, and the top of the small amount left in the glass is itself completely shrouded in lacing.
The beer itself looks like most IPA options. Perhaps a little more amber than some.
Bearing in mind that this is a traditional American IPA, it's not intensely aromatic. You can smell it without lifting your glass, but it's not like any of the more extreme DIPA or IIPA options out there.
A floral hoppy aroma, not the intense pine needles and cat pee we all love, but it has it where it counts. Totally appropriate for the style.
The taste is fantastic and refreshing. This is worth having. Don't look past the generic can! It's plenty hoppy, but a little different. I'm told it's primarily Willamette as a bittering hop, which isn't entirely usual for the style. A bit of extra malty caramel taste, but not particularly sweet.
It's a smooth mouthfeel, a little boozy, and the beer holds its carbonation just fine.
Overall, I'd suggest this as a totally worthy IPA. Remember, if you're after an extreme beer, go get an extreme beer. Keeping intents in mind while drinking, this is quite good, andi will seek out more when I run out.
04-23-2012 03:45:25 | More by TapeDeck
3.85/5 rDev +1.9%
Thanks to drabmuh for sending me this one!
Pours a slightly hazy honey orange with a 2 inch foamy orange-white head that settles to a craggy head on top of the beer. Thin foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus zest and herbal hops along with some alcohol aromas. Taste is of citrus zest, grapefruit, and a malty finish. There is a mild bitterness on the palate after each sip that quickly fades. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with only a slight crispness and a medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good IPA but I am enjoying the taste more than the aroma.
04-04-2012 04:14:44 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.03/5 rDev -19.8%
12oz. can served into a pint glass
Pours a orange-copper color. 1.5 fingers of eggshell colored head. It looks like an IPA is supposed to look. No flaws, but nothing exceptional.
Good People IPA has a nose dominated by green, bitter hops. It smells grassy and vegetal on the whole. There's some citrus here -- orange mostly -- but the hops are not the lush American kind that I prefer. There's probably some Cascade here, even though it isn't that grapefruity. The malts are sweet biscuit in nature. Pretty average stuff.
The flavor is also average, though it might be a stretch to call this an American IPA. This is something of an aggressive English IPA. It's malt profile and the flavor of the hops strike me as having much more in common with English IPAs than American ones. This isn't packed full of crystal malts, for one. And the hops just aren't the fruity kind you expect from an American hoppy beer. Good People IPA is all oily, bitter, and green as far as its hop bill goes. With nominal malt sweetness that doesn't counteract the bitterness (which is somewhat unfortunate, in this case). It's like an extreme English IPA, but not as balanced or tasty as, say, Three Floyds Blackbeard.
The mouthfeel is medium-bodied with a light sweetness. Again, pretty standard-issue. Overall, this is a perfectly average IPA. I don't know why Good People is making this a year-round canned beer and not their far-superior Hitchhiker IPA. Too underwhelming to excite beer nerds, but too bitter and green to convert many newbies to the world of IPAs.
03-27-2012 05:36:28 | More by Reaper16
3.5/5 rDev -7.4%
Serving: Can into an ale glass.
A: Slightly cloudy, copper/amber. A full inch of solid head. Very nice.
S: Muted hops and malts. Nothing huge in the smell department.
T: Pretty malty, with a bready character to it. Quite a bit of hop bitterness although the hops seem somewhat one dimensional. Not bad.
M: Decent, thick mouthfeel.
O: I hadn't had this one before so I grabbed a six-pack. Not my favorite IPA but this will do in a pinch.
03-19-2012 22:32:29 | More by evilkalla
IPA from Good People Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 369 ratings.