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Snake Handler Double IPA - Good People Brewing Company

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349 Ratings
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Ratings: 349
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 11.21%
Wants: 159
Gots: 69 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Good People Brewing Company visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ddarden on 05-30-2009

103 IBU
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Ratings: 349 | Reviews: 88 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Kraj30
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

fantastic IIPA from bama.. really underrated

Photo of brewskifan55
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the brewery.

A: A Gold amber with a billowy one finger whtie head that started at me from the glass.

S: So nice. Lots of grapefruit and citrus notes. A slight malt background.

T: This one bites you from the start. Piney hops with lots of juicy citrus. Smooth, balanced with a malty background. I could drink this one all day.

M: Medium with very creamy carbonation.

O: Now why I see why this one is so hard to find. Glad I got to try one. A special DIPA.

Photo of mackeyse
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mendvicdog
3.79/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveHack
3.83/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Purduechris13
4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Duff27
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of egrace84
4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chippo33
3.43/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

1 week old. Malty, but very drinkable.

Photo of merrypranxter
5/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

oh my god IT'S SO GOOOOOD

Photo of mattreitz49
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jnich2424
4.71/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ddeantodd
4.84/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Droopy487
4.85/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I've been searching for the next big DIPA that truly satisfies my taste buds, and I have found one finally. I was skeptical of this beer because it's not from the northeast or California. My initial question was, "can a brewery in Alabama really put out a dynamic DIPA that is juicy, full of hop goodness, and hit my palate like a runaway train?" Surely not. Surely all those good ratings and reviews I see are from homers that just want to support their local brewery.

I was proved wrong. This beer is very smooth and it's everything I want in a DIPA. It's got a nice, subtle malt backbone that is present, but it doesn't overwhelm you like a lot of breweries versions of a DIPA. I do sense the caramel and biscuit notes coming through softly. As I finished my first sip the 5 varieties of hops smacked me in the face like they are supposed to. There was a lot of pine, citrus, and hint of pineapple coming through on this beer. It's very nice. A lot of people like to use the word balance when describing beer. To me, this beer balances everything quite nice.

According to the website, it's now over 10% ABV, instead of the 9.3 listed, and 100+ Ibu's. If you're not wanting a hop lover's beer, don't buy this. I understand it's not for everyone. But, for the hop heads, we all should rejoice. I feel ashamed I have never searched out this beer before now. I was really missing out.

Photo of CIBoy10
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Look - pint draft at Loosa Brews in Tuscaloosa. Pours a nice dark gold. Big fluffy head that goes down to a nice creamy thin retainment. Great lacing.

Smell - Solid IPA fare, citrus and pine. Nothing special.

Taste - nice bitter hops - heavy bitter citrus. Honestly not as hoppy as I'd like. Solidly balanced though.

Feel - silky smooth. Definitely the strong point here. Might be the most dangerous beer I've ever had. The 10% goes down like 5%.

Overall - Noteworthy for the incredible smoothness for its ABV. A solid DIPA.

Photo of Dwkasper
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Solid DIPA. Good amount of hops, not too bitter. Malt backbone and a clean finish. Overall great beer and one of the better ones from alabama

Photo of Mlawrence
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LoveStout
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.79/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of djrn2
3.67/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NUtwist
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hoppy with a clean finish. The hop is very present but not overpowering with mid taste charisma. One of my favorite local beers. Found mostly on tap. It is hard to have a glass of this then drop back to an ale.

Photo of jwjon1
3.46/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of senglish7
4.54/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Flatsskipper
4.68/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of MOVERTON1284
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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Snake Handler Double IPA from Good People Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 349 ratings.