Snake Handler Double IPA - Good People Brewing Company
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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
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
Snake Handler Double IPA from Good People Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.