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Snake Handler Double IPA - Good People Brewing Company

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293 Ratings
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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 10.75%
Wants: 127
Gots: 37 | 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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Reviews by ncfranklin:
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ncfranklin

Alabama

3.8/5  rDev -11.2%

Poured into a large snifter at Mason's in Huntsville Al.

A : A very dark caramel color with a huge creamy head. Very robust in appearance.

S: Piney hop is heavy, with only a slight level of sweet malt in the nose.

T : Far more balanced than the smell would indicate. The hops are prevalent, but not overpowering. A middle sweetness leads to a small tingly finish. Only a trace of alcohol is just a minor warming.

M : Thick and heavy. Seems very carbonated, but the body keeps it from being fizzy in the mouth.

D : A delight to drink, but the ABV will shy me away from too many.

08-23-2010 13:50:55 | More by ncfranklin
More User Reviews:
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mverity

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Orangy amber in color with lots or whitish creamy head. Great lacing and persistent head. Aroma is caramel and some hoP bitterness. Taste is about the same with some orangey citrus. Medium body, high carbonation. Good brew. I'd drink this again, but not go out if my way for it.

10-25-2013 06:18:55 | More by mverity
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dankjohn

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

08-17-2013 04:46:33 | More by dankjohn
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nasa60

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%

06-09-2012 02:11:44 | More by nasa60
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ehammond1


3.4/5  rDev -20.6%

Can (2013)

Thanks for opening this with me, DarthKostrizer!

Clear dark copper and amber. Fairly large near-white head. Fairly sticky.

Some tropical and pine notes in the aroma along with some sweet malt caramel as well.

Sweet IPA, with decent amount of hop bitterness, and a little bit of sticky pine. A touch of alcohol presence. A hint of citrus character.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Big and sticky.

Decent, but nothing to seek out again.

05-27-2013 15:49:14 | More by ehammond1
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Ice_cyclops86

Alabama

2.75/5  rDev -35.7%

05-16-2014 15:59:15 | More by Ice_cyclops86
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glid02

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev -4.2%

Growler shared by unclejedi - thanks!

Pours a deep copper color with a one-finger off-white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells very good - robust caramel and pale malt aromas serve as a backbone to loads of citrus and tropical fruit hop notes.

Tastes good. Caramel malt flavors start things off before making way for good amounts of citrus and milder amounts of tropical fruit flavors. The hops fade surprisingly quickly and muddled malt flavors take over and carry through to a mildly bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I didn't have a problem finishing my glass and could have another.

Overall I was all set for this one to blow me away after getting my nose over the glass however the malt flavors didn't seem to agree with the rest of what was going on. Still, a good beer but with a few tweaks it could be great.

03-08-2010 21:29:09 | More by glid02
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Zachb4au

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +11%

03-16-2012 18:18:54 | More by Zachb4au
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lcdawg

Mississippi

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

10-29-2012 16:43:15 | More by lcdawg
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dowen17

Alabama

4.58/5  rDev +7%

Let me prefix this review by saying that, although I am from Alabama, I am not some bandwagon beer rater. I will fairly rate ANY and EVERY beer I taste regardless if where it is brewed.

Poured from a 12oz can into a tulip glass.

Pours a semi-hazy copper color with a huge off-white head with great retention and lacing. If you see people complaining about lack of lacing or head, they either poured wrong or didnt get it fresh. This pours perfectly.

Smells like fresh apricots at first. After a few more smells I pick up grapefruit. Some alcohol. Pine notes and some musty hops but very VERY fresh.

Taste is amazing. I'm not an IPA guy. And this is my first double IPA but WOW. Perfectly balanced. Fresh grapefruit at first and then the hops begin to take over. Piney, citrus hops. Resin and pine is alll finish. Alcohol is noted, but not overbearing at all.

Perfectly carbonated. Resin really coats the mouth and leaves that pine feel and taste in the back of the throat.

This beer is great. Would definitely buy again and will. Really took for granted how readily available this is when it ships but man, this is such a great beer. Well worth the try.

08-21-2013 03:01:29 | More by dowen17
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Riverared

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

02-03-2012 23:25:50 | More by Riverared
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Dub12588


5/5  rDev +16.8%

06-30-2014 15:59:24 | More by Dub12588
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coppcw08

New York

4/5  rDev -6.5%

09-17-2012 18:25:00 | More by coppcw08
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Dracarys

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

06-21-2013 00:12:06 | More by Dracarys
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bjwilson

Alabama

5/5  rDev +16.8%

06-01-2012 03:29:32 | More by bjwilson
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jtouchon


4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

07-18-2014 21:07:07 | More by jtouchon
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nhudson

Alabama

4.43/5  rDev +3.5%

Glad this beer is now in can form. Good news is that it will be available once a quarter. This beer fresh is just amazing and can stand up with any DIPA in the country. Its malty, resiny, piny, hoppy and amazing...

A: Slight orange haze color, with a good white head with excellant lacing. Pour this in a pint glass and it will stick!

S: Amazing that this beer can produce such an aroma. When fresh its Resiny and Piney with Citrus notes. Not only do you get this but the smell of a faint maltiness is in there as well. I would also say that it might have a slight bready aroma that comes through in the finish.

T: Up front the hop bitterness takes over then the alcohol comes in which brings in a welcoming maltiness to this beer. Its citrus, melon, piney and the ever so longing of malt that rounds everything out. This is a big beer and it's very balanced among hops, malt and alcohol

M: Very nice mouthfeel, sticky and well carbonated for style.

O: I wish I could get this beer fresh on a weekly basis, but I can't and neither can anyone else. I know the amount of reviews are up there, but in all seriousness this is among some of the best DIPA's in the country.

03-03-2012 03:09:03 | More by nhudson
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Nakedtown

Alabama

5/5  rDev +16.8%

07-30-2014 03:29:07 | More by Nakedtown
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auwade03


4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

08-10-2014 12:50:23 | More by auwade03
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jmhart

Georgia

5/5  rDev +16.8%

11-14-2011 21:04:34 | More by jmhart
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Robeerto89

Mississippi

4/5  rDev -6.5%

07-16-2012 04:38:32 | More by Robeerto89
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BeerZack

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.5%

09-17-2013 17:50:07 | More by BeerZack
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rworkman

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

12-31-2013 07:32:20 | More by rworkman
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wspscott

Kentucky

3.98/5  rDev -7%

12oz can in pint glass
no date

A: Hazy copper/orange color with a not quite white head that refuses to completely disappear and leaves lots of lace.
S: Caramel sweetness and piney bitterness
T: A fruity bitterness, lots of pine and citrus with a little something hidden in between. A definite shot of caramel malt with what seems to be some biscuit as well. No hint of alcohol.
M: Enough carbonation to keep from being cloying, but there is a creaminess to the mouthfeel. The load of hops linger on the tongue.
O: An excellent example of a DIPA, lots going on, but very easy to drink. Very glad I got to try this (thanks JC). Highly recommended for any hophead.

11-14-2012 02:30:16 | More by wspscott
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maleman

Mississippi

4.29/5  rDev +0.2%

Poured from a 12oz can into a Tervis tumbler (only thing that was clean!).
A - poured dark, opaque amber with an off-white two-finger head that laced well.
S - pine resin, grass, pepper, some grapefruit.
T - nice bite. really floral finish with a tinge of phenol right at the last.
M - taste in the very back of my mouth. a little past medium-bodied. oily.
O - a really good DIPA. it's got the kick you expect from the genre but not so overpowering that you have to force yourself to drink it. it's even better on tap at good people's taproom. the guys that work there are aptly named!

RB

01-21-2013 23:55:04 | More by maleman
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Snake Handler Double IPA from Good People Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.