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Snake Handler Double IPA - Good People Brewing Company

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285 Ratings
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Ratings: 285
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.01%
Wants: 125
Gots: 33 | 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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BlackNotesIII

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

06-07-2014 15:51:34 | More by BlackNotesIII
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Rod_J

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

06-01-2014 02:10:22 | More by Rod_J
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bencren

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

05-27-2014 22:05:38 | More by bencren
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wrightst

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

05-22-2014 03:01:13 | More by wrightst
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Showing the ability to take their craft serious but without taking themselves so seriously, Good People brewers bring a lightness to the religious culture of the bible belt with clever marketing and a light-hearted attitude.

Snake Handler his a rich imperial IPA that tantalizes the tongue with initial caramel, toffee and pound cake bready sweetness. Strong hop aromas float just above with honey-dipped pink grapefruit, freshly zested oranges and a grassy, piney, peppery tone.

Its strongly malted body is slow to release as a near-balanced sense between sweetness and hop character tramples side by side across the middle palate. Slowly drifting sweetness eventually allows the citrusy hops to pull ahead, doing so with an herbaceous and grassy flavor. Complex fruit and spice tones emerge with apricot and nectarine first, then rye and solvent later.

Barley-soaked sweetness continue to fade slowly into finish, just as the hops morph into sharp pine resins, fresh-cut grass and a peppery-bitter culmination. Retaining its fruity edge, the creamy beer is spicy-dry to close even though a malty-dry texture remains.

The beer's overall dense hop character is also evident with a deep hazy gold appearance and its ecru-stained whipped foam appearance. Its a highly formidable hoppy beast with more heft than standard IPA but not as verbose as so-called "triple" ale of the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 16:35:16 | More by BEERchitect
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BLC11

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-19-2014 15:23:36 | More by BLC11
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swedishmailman

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-19-2014 00:50:07 | More by swedishmailman
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Ice_cyclops86

Alabama

2.75/5  rDev -35.6%

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

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-10-2014 16:13:12 | More by ascags
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BigGold

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

05-04-2014 15:51:55 | More by BigGold
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beerMeh

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

05-03-2014 02:23:09 | More by beerMeh
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bongobeer

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

04-16-2014 03:10:06 | More by bongobeer
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JimmyAloysius

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

04-09-2014 15:07:39 | More by JimmyAloysius
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akang

California

3.5/5  rDev -18%

04-08-2014 05:45:12 | More by akang
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TriageStat

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-30-2014 15:19:51 | More by TriageStat
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Drei

New York

4.81/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A friend brought a sealed growler back to New York with her.

It poured a lovely head.

There's definite evidence of hop-bursting and dry-hopping with a good amount of hops.

The aroma is flowery with hints of grapefruit. It's one of the best Double IPAs I have ever tasted.

Serving type: growler

03-29-2014 03:40:40 | More by Drei
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mecmd

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-27-2014 01:39:16 | More by mecmd
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-23-2014 20:22:49 | More by thatoneguymike
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ari32

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-11-2014 13:59:10 | More by ari32
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DeanMoriarty

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-09-2014 19:44:48 | More by DeanMoriarty
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Rbroccoli

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-09-2014 04:15:26 | More by Rbroccoli
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Fae_Croft

Alabama

5/5  rDev +17.1%

02-27-2014 18:57:21 | More by Fae_Croft
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GABrew

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-19-2014 20:23:30 | More by GABrew
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cfaulman

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -6.3%

02-17-2014 18:10:59 | More by cfaulman
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RocketCityVol

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

02-16-2014 02:38:57 | More by RocketCityVol
Snake Handler Double IPA from Good People Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.