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Hitchhiker - Good People Brewing Company

Hitchhiker
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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.44
pDev: 8.33%


Brewed by:
Good People Brewing Company visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A far cry from our original IPA, The Hitchhiker is a big floral/citrus American IPA. Aromas and flavors of pineapple, grapefruit, orange, and tangerines take center stage with a tad bit of caramel malt backbone to balance just a bit. A very dry finish with hops flavors lingering...this one is for the hopheads.

128 IBU

(Beer added by: Bonhoeffer on 07-09-2010)
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Reviews by bjwilson:
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bjwilson

Alabama

4.85/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Just had this again for the second time. The first time I was a little underwhelmed, but this is truly a work of art for this brewery. The hop flavor is full frontal and brutal and absolutely deliciously punishing. I really feel like I am in IPA heaven drinking this one. I really hope they start canning this so more people can experience it.

Serving type: on-tap

05-22-2013 01:57:14 | More by bjwilson
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Hitchhiker from Good People Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.