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Snake Handler Double IPA - Good People Brewing Company

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Ratings: 395
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 11.21%
Wants: 181
Gots: 81 | FT: 7
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: 395 | Reviews: 102
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4.07/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Mildly cloudy light copper in color. Forms a very large, fluffy, tannish, yellowish colored head. Great retention and excellent lacing.

S: Aroma is a strong blend of malts and hops. The hops are fairly pungent. Pine, grapefruit, and a strong dose of fusel spice.

T: Taste is strong and not at all nuanced. There is a pretty good malt backbone. Some caramel malt. Then there is a lot of hops. Orange, grapefruit, herbal spice. But the hops are overextracted and there is a borderline soapiness. Finishes with a tannic astringency that leaves the beer with a bit of a dirty quality.

M: Medium bodied. Appropriate carbonation. Strong, astringent bitterness. Slight soapy quality.

O: I have mixed feelings about this beer. I enjoy it for it's in-your-face hoppiness and alcohol levels, but at the same time, there is no nuance to this beer. It's just full of malt, hops, and bitterness, with little restraint.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.42/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep golden color with a thin white head and decent retention. Very deep golden yellow hue on this. Looks beautiful. Smells of piney hops and bitter esters, but with a malty profile as well. Taste follows the nose as you get the astringent hops at the front but it fades into the malty backbone in the finish. Thick, chewy body. Very well balanced beer. The hop profile balance perfectly with the malty sweetness and the body is almost as thick as a stout. I love it. It's a very smooth DIPA. By far Good People's best brew. Snake Handler is up there with some of the best DIPAs in the world.

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Snake Handler Double IPA from Good People Brewing Company
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