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Pale Ale | Good People Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Good People Brewing Company
Alabama, United States
goodpeoplebeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
36 IBU

Added by ddarden on 07-11-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#32,647
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
218
pDev:
10.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
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Ratings: 218 |  Reviews: 40
Reviews by Bonhoeffer:
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4.18/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

UPDATE -- After posting the comments below i had a chance to express some of my thoughts to Jason via email. Here is is reply (directly quoting GP's brewmaster):

"Exciting beers are in the works but we are having to build up our inventory to support the accounts we've "signed up" before I can dedicate the tank space. Let me explain.... The City of Birmingham and DOH really put us behind the 8-Ball in keeping us out of business for 3.5 months. The Business Plan was for us to have 1.5 months to brew and build up inventory before "hitting the market." Based on their demands and lack of sense of urgency, once we received their "blessing" that part of the business plan just wasn't available to us anymore. We are literally operating on "just in time inventory" right now and it will be 2-3 weeks before I have enough packaged to feel comfortable trying some of the other beers that excite me...and others.

A GPBC IPA is, and always has been, in the near-term future."

So, an IPA will be hitting the market as soon as it is feasible for them to devote some tank space to it. PHEW.

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A very solid offering. Nicely hopped with a good malty backbone. Extremely drinkable, and i intend to buy it and/or whatever other Good People offerings i can find anytime i'm out at a bar or restaurant because i DESPERATELY want local beer to succeed in Birmingham.

But i must agree with my friend Darden. The market is flooded with drinkable pale ales. There are so many around here it will make your head spin. I'm eventually going to get tired of this beer. Good People needs to stand out above the masses with exciting beers, rather than "normal" stuff that 1000 other breweries are churning out. I am nervous when i hear talk of an amber and a hefe in addition to the existing brown and pale. Nervous.

Jason Malone, hear me now and believe me later. Brew an IPA. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE brew an IPA. A damn fine IPA with copious late hop additions and some dry hopping to boot. This cursed state has not one world class IPA. ABC has stolen the only good ones from us in the past year or so, namely Sweetwater IPA and Flying Dog Snake Dog.

I need a steady supply of IPA or i get a little crazy. Somebody throw me a bone here.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of tbryan5
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours a hazy golden orange. One finger, white head that leaves a nice amount of lacing.

S- Light malts and some sweetness. Maybe some pilsener in there?

T- A great sessionable beer that would be great anytime but especially on a hot day.

M- Perfect carb and slightly slick.

D- Super Crushable!

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Photo of Jcorn
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jack77
3.44/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rhymkeeper
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Solid pale ale. It's now my go to fridge beer. As an aside, makes a great turbo shandy w/mikes Harder lemonade for a change of pace.

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Photo of chinchill
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can served in a Tervis.
The body is hazy, pale amber. It's topped with a durable, creamy white head that leaves excellent lacing.
Slightly dank and grassy, but more herbal mix of hops. Above average hoppiness for style.

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Photo of Beer21
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Zachb4au
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of WickedBeer
3.76/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nuebs
3.2/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mackeyse
3.62/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The Pale Ale from Good People is a good beer. It poured a slightly hazy golden with white head that is leaving a lace. The scent is faint, not much happening. The taste is mostly bitter from start to finish. There is slight malt presence and perhaps some bitter citrus. The m outhfeel is lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall this is a sessionable beverage.

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of ALHOPLOVER
3.42/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap.
Aroma was great, fruity hops.
Flavor was kinda bland to me.

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Photo of tempest
3.06/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ordybill
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a hazy golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is sweet malt. The taste is a light malt flavor with some citrus. I thoroughly enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of BeerZack
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of ImperatorScab
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JHERRING
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Amb3do
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of kswartz
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of larryarms847
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale (obviously) and crystal clear like golden yellow with active bubbles stemming from the bottom of the glass and a finger of bubbly foam.

Freshly toasted grains, a bit of citrus pith, and a slightly corny sweetness.

Citrus fruits of orange and lemon play about, but are held in check by the slight corn sweetness and biscuity malt backbone.

Light-bodied, medium-high carbonation, crisp, balanced, easy drinking.

Overall, I just happened to get this on draft while on a road trip through the Southeast US and while I'm not the biggest fan, it was certainly a well balanced and easy (too easy) drinking beer. This would be a fantastic beer for a day of fishing.

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Photo of Jordanmtate
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Treyliff
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

No can date, poured into a pint glass

A- pours a hazy golden color with some orange hue, creamy one-finger white head that has great retention long after the pour

S- earthy hop with a touch of pine, slightly metallic aroma

T- moderate piney hops up front with some flowery notes, toasted malt with a hint of bready flavor mid-palate, leading to a dry finish with more pine in he linger

M- medium body with medium prickly carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a dry and crisp finish, good drinkability

O- easy drinking and non-offensive, good pale

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Pale Ale from Good People Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 218 ratings
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