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Snake Handler Double IPA - Good People Brewing Company

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332 Ratings
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Ratings: 332
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 148
Gots: 55 | FT: 5
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

@ the GP tap room is the best place to enjoy this libation. Fresh, scented and full of flavor.

This is a high gravity offering that has become my favorite.

The color is is inviting with a rich head.

Taste is strong with a delicious and mild bitter.

Extremely smooth, dangerously smooth!

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Snake in a can...more than a joke you pull on unsuspecting friends, this beer is a hoppy explosion of malt that now can be taken to the home fridge in a convenient package. The piney, citrus nose gives way to a rich malt backbone that would stand up well to spicy foods or an intense philosophical debate. From first pour to last sip, Snakehandler is a beer that doesn't shy away from being bold yet does not overwhelm as it snakes its way into your veins and massages your brain. Poured correctly, the thick frothy head rests comfortably atop liquid gold, a visual delight that is only eclipsed by the forthcoming tasting. Assembled in a judicious four-pack (believe me, it's for the best) it will make for a evening of fun and delight for all involved. Pick some up and see if you can handle the Snake.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Sampled at the Magic City Brewfest in Birmingham on June 6th, 2009.

First, let me say that double IPA is my favorite style of beer. I've had many different DIPA's, and Snake Handler rates at the top of the list.

The smell is spicy and citrusy, not unlike lemon zest. The color is deep copper with 2 finger head and great lacing.

The taste is full of various hop varieties, with incredible complexity due to the insane amount of different hops used. Malty foreground gives way to impressive hop aftertaste. This is a hophead's dream beer.

Even at such a high ABV, I could session this beer all day tastewise.

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Snake Handler Double IPA from Good People Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.