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Snake Handler Double IPA - Good People Brewing Company

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272 Ratings
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Ratings: 272
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 123
Gots: 31 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Good People Brewing Company visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
103 IBU

(Beer added by: ddarden on 05-30-2009)
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Vancer

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oh, got a chance to sample this fine beer, hauled in from Alabama by my nieces' great husband, Cody - thanks big guy!

Strong, big and powerful in all aspects - this has been a treat. Caramel color, strong sweet malt and orange/citrus aroma and taste. Damn close to barleywine with the orange liquor aftertaste - which is a 'sweet" and pleasant surprise.

Rich bodied brew, but no hint of any booze in this bad boy, except for the lingering red cheeks.

Serving type: growler

09-18-2009 13:40:24 | More by Vancer
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jstone80

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-11-2014 20:08:46 | More by jstone80
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1.75/5  rDev -59.1%

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comrade_tony

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -6.5%

07-08-2014 15:40:08 | More by comrade_tony
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CitizenGrain

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +11%

07-08-2014 01:48:39 | More by CitizenGrain
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.66/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Arrives with a clear amber color capped by a nice head that leaves a fair amount of lacing

Smell: Caramel and resinous hop tones; more piney than citrusy

Taste: Caramel sweetness on the front end with a growing resinous bitterness; piney and very bitter, after the swallow, though the residual sweetness never fades; somewhat fruity, in the finish, as well

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; some warmth in the gullet

Overall: A decent DIPA but like all of the Good People beers, it has a bit more sweetness than what I would prefer

Serving type: on-tap

06-30-2014 22:46:52 | More by brentk56
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Alabama

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Alabama

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Alabama

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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Kentucky

4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Showing the ability to take their craft serious but without taking themselves so seriously, Good People brewers bring a lightness to the religious culture of the bible belt with clever marketing and a light-hearted attitude.

Snake Handler his a rich imperial IPA that tantalizes the tongue with initial caramel, toffee and pound cake bready sweetness. Strong hop aromas float just above with honey-dipped pink grapefruit, freshly zested oranges and a grassy, piney, peppery tone.

Its strongly malted body is slow to release as a near-balanced sense between sweetness and hop character tramples side by side across the middle palate. Slowly drifting sweetness eventually allows the citrusy hops to pull ahead, doing so with an herbaceous and grassy flavor. Complex fruit and spice tones emerge with apricot and nectarine first, then rye and solvent later.

Barley-soaked sweetness continue to fade slowly into finish, just as the hops morph into sharp pine resins, fresh-cut grass and a peppery-bitter culmination. Retaining its fruity edge, the creamy beer is spicy-dry to close even though a malty-dry texture remains.

The beer's overall dense hop character is also evident with a deep hazy gold appearance and its ecru-stained whipped foam appearance. Its a highly formidable hoppy beast with more heft than standard IPA but not as verbose as so-called "triple" ale of the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 16:35:16 | More by BEERchitect
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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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Alabama

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Snake Handler Double IPA from Good People Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 272 ratings.