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
Ratings:
215
Reviews:
39
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
56
For Trade:
0
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2/5  rDev -45.9%

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2.73/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass that looks suspiciously smaller than a pint.

A: Murky amber-orange. Hazy, with no head or lacing.

S: Faint hops. Some citrus. Very subdued.

T: Watery-bitter with an attempt at a hoppy character. The hops are weak, but I suspect intentionally so. The aftertaste is grainy with a bitter kick. I don't really like it.

M: Carbonated with an understated hop astringency. Nice.

D: An okay beer, but too weak/underdeveloped for my taste. Recommended with spicy food.

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.02/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.05/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

served on-tap at The Alcove, Tuscaloosa, AL, into a mason jar

Pours a light sunshine yellow sort of color, a pretty typical shade for an APA. Less head than I was expecting, though that is likely the fault of the bartender. One finger of blinding white head, adequate lacing. This looks pretty indistinguishable from most other APAs.

The aroma, too, is average for the style. Some grapefruit hops, a kiss of pine, and some dominant sweet malt. Think Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, only with more malt sweetness. The same goes for the taste. That almost honey-sweet malt profile really stands out despite what I'd say is an amount of hops that is above average for the style. It's not a bad thing, this malt flavor, but it isn't a good thing either.

The mouthfeel on Good People Pale Ale is its best quality. A just-right level of carbonation makes the beer refreshing, while retaining a certain degree of hop slickness. Overall, this is a very average APA. It's certainly drinkable and it's nothing to scoff at. A fine introductory-level craft beer from a brewery capable of making beers that score in the A range (Snakehandler and COS, namely).

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3.06/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Received as an extra in a trade. Sweet, finally can check Alabama off of my states.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice barely hazy darker gold hue with a half finger white head that faded to leave a thin white blanket and a fluffier halo.

S - Aromas are rather adjunct like. I get a lot of stale bread on the nose. Like, taking a deep whiff of a thing of unseasoned bread crumbs. Really biscuity with super, super faint hops.

T - Taste is thankfully better than the nose. The super bready factors are still there , but atleast there is some nice lightly piney mostly grapefruit hops on the finish which is clean and bitter.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated though slightly watery.

O - Overall, I've had much, much better APAs. Its actually not that bad if you ignore how poor the nose was.

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3.2/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Pale Ale from Good People Brewing Company
3.7 out of 5 based on 215 ratings.
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