Pale Ale
Good People Brewing Company

Pale AlePale Ale
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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #2,078
ABV:
5.6%
Score:
83
Ranked #36,985
Avg:
3.68 | pDev: 11.14%
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
231
From:
Good People Brewing Company
 
Alabama, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  8
Gots
  62
SCORE
83
Good
Pale AlePale Ale
Notes: 36 IBU
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Reviews: 43 | Ratings: 231
Reviews by HoppySailor:
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz can into a short whiskey glass, which was the only glass offered in the Birmingham airport this day. No date visible anywhere on the can.

A- Pours a bright copper, slightly hazy with a nice, off white head that fell off quickly leaving thick lacing. Just a topping of head sticks around. Otherwise looks like I poured a Bud.

S- Faint smell of malt, no hop nose. Almost smells like an empty American lager can.

T- Biting bitterness one would normally assign to an IPA. Very tender, almost not discernible malt profile on this finish. The finish kicks in with more hoppy bitterness that lingers between swallows. If this thing had any aroma at all it would be a home run in the IPA world, but as it is, I find it an over-bitter APA with no pleasing malt finish.

M- Almost perfect body. Soft carb burn persists through the swallow and is immediately replaced by silky oil on the tongue. This is the best trait of this brew.

Overall- Alabama isn't known for great beer brewing, but the industry is starting to make some headway, especially in Birmingham. I think the folks at GoodPeople Brewing have the right idea, but, at least on this one, have some confusion about which styles should have which features. It's a tasty brew with great a terrific hop profile, and it is gorgeous in the glass. But it's not really an American Pale Ale, in the true sense of that style. I'd buy it again, but I'd really like for these folks to use this as a base for a future DIPA. Above average for Alabama, just below par anywhere else.

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3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Definitely one of my favorite Pale Ales on the market. I love Good People and I've had this beer in cans and on tap. It's good in the can and great on tap. Wonderful light color with light flavor. A great beer on a hot day when you want something to bring your taste buds to life.

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Pale Ale from Good People Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 231 ratings