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Hitchhiker - Good People Brewing Company

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world-class

57 Ratings
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 7.87%
Wants: 57
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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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Llamameister

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -21.3%

01-02-2014 13:18:33 | More by Llamameister
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Reaper16

Alabama

3.68/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

served from a growler into a chalice type thingy

Pours a darker-than-expected color like an orange that's been slightly shaded burnt sienna. Decently hazy body. 3/4 of a finger of eggshell colored foam stops in to say 'hi' before quickly departing; at least it leaves behind some lacing.

Tropical fruit aromas right off the bat. Hitchhiker has that papaya-meets-guava South American thing going on, which is exciting. Lots of resin, too. It smells as if it will be pretty bitter. A more-than-decent amount of husky malt aroma, too. I was hoping that this would be less malty than their Snake Handler IIPA; it is, but not by that much.

Hitchhiker is a solid American IPA. It might be quite good if that papaya flavor had carried over to the tongue more strongly. As is though, Hitchhiker is mostly resiny and oily. It's dank, but not in any unique or particularly complex way. The malt flavor is not-insignificant, but it works pretty well as a sweet foil to the bitterness that so dominates the beer's flavor profile.

The mouthfeel is around medium-bodied, which is fine but not ideal for me. It's a sweet mouthfeel whose sweetness gets sapped out quickly by all the bitterness. Overall, this is a pretty solid IPA. I don't understand all the A+ ratings from Alabamian reviewers. It seems like homerism to me.

Serving type: growler

03-24-2012 20:56:53 | More by Reaper16
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rworkman

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

03-27-2014 05:10:04 | More by rworkman
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GratefulEdd

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

06-17-2013 02:35:12 | More by GratefulEdd
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ari32

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

03-19-2014 12:46:48 | More by ari32
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -10.1%

07-19-2014 05:11:14 | More by CraigTravor
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Chrash16

Alabama

4/5  rDev -10.1%

08-19-2013 00:21:21 | More by Chrash16
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jpmclaug

South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer at J Clyde's in Birmingham on September 4th. Enjoyed it while watching the first Alabama game of the year with my dad. I typed up these notes and e-mailed them to myself so I could post this. Poured into a standard pint glass.

A - orange body with a bit of haze. White head. Good deal of lacing

S - hints of citrus hops with a bit of sweetness

T - grapefruit bomb. Big citrus hop flavor with a solid malt backbone in the finish

M - medium bodied with a light carbonation.

D - pretty drinkable. I could see someone who likes two hearted to also like this one. Solid IPA. Not what id expect to find in Alabama.

Serving type: on-tap

10-16-2010 15:37:25 | More by jpmclaug
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markjarema11

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

03-30-2014 23:25:36 | More by markjarema11
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jczn

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

05-06-2013 19:38:12 | More by jczn
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slowdaddy

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

08-19-2012 16:16:41 | More by slowdaddy
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BeerBucks

New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

04-12-2014 10:35:16 | More by BeerBucks
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djkrause

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

01-06-2013 00:24:41 | More by djkrause
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

06-15-2014 19:43:35 | More by thatoneguymike
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crowbar540

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

12-19-2013 03:42:31 | More by crowbar540
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PALMEJ1

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

05-14-2013 16:16:07 | More by PALMEJ1
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CrookedStill

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

03-28-2013 01:58:22 | More by CrookedStill
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

01-14-2013 14:18:24 | More by AlexFields
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grumpygerman

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

11-05-2012 03:22:21 | More by grumpygerman
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_-CARP-_

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

12-08-2013 04:08:17 | More by _-CARP-_
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jaj270

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

07-05-2013 23:28:37 | More by jaj270
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sepharious

Alabama

4.43/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hitch (as the kids call it) is a fun departure from the lands of GP IPA. If you could cut Hitch it would bleed hops. It brings a heady plethora of citrus-y American hops with it on the nose and mouth to the battlefield of your palate and it doesn't apologize. Those of you with "alternative tastes" will recognize a distinctive "dankness" to this brew. Its hoppy forthrightness gives way to a pleasing malt backbone that balances the show, much like a McMahon to a Johnny. If you like the hoppier beverages then Hitch is a destination for you.

Serving type: on-tap

03-30-2012 01:20:47 | More by sepharious
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TJK

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

11-14-2013 20:25:51 | More by TJK
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immobileman

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

09-10-2013 15:53:45 | More by immobileman
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zookerman182

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%

04-21-2014 01:58:43 | More by zookerman182
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Hitchhiker from Good People Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.