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Snake Handler Double IPA - Good People Brewing Company

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Snake Handler Double IPASnake Handler Double IPA

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Ratings: 375
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 177
Gots: 79 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This poured out as a nice looking orange color with a white head on top. The lacing is pretty sticky with a thin retention over the beer. The smell of the beer is has a sweet citrusy aroma, really nice balance of malt and hops on the nose. The taste of the beer has a big citrus pop upfront that fades into a pine-like bitterness. The malts give off a subtle sweetness. The mouthfeel of the beer is oily, medium bodied with a decent carbonation. Overall this is a pretty damn good brew, found it to be really enjoyable from start to finish.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!


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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted On: 01-03-2013
Freshness: Canned on 12-05-2012
Packaging: 12 oz. can
Glassware: Tulip
Purchased: 4-pack from Great Spirits, Huntsville AL

A: The beer is a bright, hazy orange color with a cream-colored small head. Head retention isn't much but I do get a nice amount of lace.

S: Aromas are first of big and assertive citrus hops, then followed by a malty sweetness and fruity quality. I really like the smell on this beer.

T: The taste begins with some sweet caramel malts which quickly give way to a punch in the face of bold grapefruit hops. Alcohol warmth is noted.

M: Highly carbonated and full-bodied. Finishes with lots of hop bitterness with enough malts to keep them honest.

O: Overall I enjoyed this potent DIPA. It's not a style I usually like, but the balance in this one makes it a real treat.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a very good iipa. not astingently bitter very well balanced. hops are in your face but has the malt to back it up. alcohol is very well hidden and not hot for 9%. on the top of my iipa list for sure. i see it making its home in my fridge. higly recomend trying if able to find

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12 ounce can -> Dogfish Head Glass

This beer is not for the faint of heart. It pours up a hazy golden orange, almost the same shade as honey with a nice one finger head, good retention, and lots of residual lacing. The nose is notes of pine, citrus, oranges, malt, and biscuit. Taste is an initial citrus sweetness followed by a powerful and massive hop bitterness. Even though there is a fair amount of alcohol it is well hidden; there is a barely perceptible warming at the very end. Mouthfeel is nice with a big hoppy aftertaste. Not for the faint of heart as I stated before, but it you like massive bitterness, you will love this.

Snake Handler Double IPA from Good People Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 375 ratings.