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Snake Handler Double IPA - Good People Brewing Company

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Ratings: 303
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 11.71%
Wants: 132
Gots: 43 | FT: 5
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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3.5/5  rDev -18%

goodshiz, Jul 19, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -64.9%

djmichaelk, Jul 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

jtouchon, Jul 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Jmonz, Jul 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

oldmankoch, Jul 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Iamjeff6, Jul 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

jstone80, Jul 11, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -59%

CrimsonTideAJ, Jul 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

comrade_tony, Jul 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

CitizenGrain, Jul 08, 2014
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3.66/5  rDev -14.3%

Appearance: Arrives with a clear amber color capped by a nice head that leaves a fair amount of lacing

Smell: Caramel and resinous hop tones; more piney than citrusy

Taste: Caramel sweetness on the front end with a growing resinous bitterness; piney and very bitter, after the swallow, though the residual sweetness never fades; somewhat fruity, in the finish, as well

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; some warmth in the gullet

Overall: A decent DIPA but like all of the Good People beers, it has a bit more sweetness than what I would prefer

brentk56, Jun 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Dub12588, Jun 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

relynnjr, Jun 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Zachariah1978, Jun 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

B33rcules, Jun 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

jcallover34, Jun 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Gus_13, Jun 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

BlackNotesIII, Jun 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Rod_J, Jun 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

bencren, May 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

wrightst, May 22, 2014
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4.06/5  rDev -4.9%

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.

BEERchitect, May 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

BLC11, May 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

swedishmailman, May 19, 2014
Snake Handler Double IPA from Good People Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 303 ratings.