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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:
#32,635
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
218
pDev:
10.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
57
Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of brentk56
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a clear amber color and a pillowy cap that leaves lots of clumpy stickage

Smell: Biscuity malt with more than a hint of grapefruit

Taste: Opens biscuity but the grapefruit and toffee flavors arrive quickly and dominate after the swalllow; somewhat sweet on the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with soft, creamy carbonation

Drinkability: A very nice though slightly sweet APA

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Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of Boone757
3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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 nickfl
3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of smcolw
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Decent head and lace for a plastic cup.

Mild pine aroma. Flavor matches smell. Long bitter aftertaste.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of beernads
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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 flagmantho
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz can into a dimpled mug.

Appearance: light golden hue with a dash of haze and a lazy effervescence. Head is a thin finger of frothy white foam; not too bad!

Smell: grainy malt with a dash of sweetness and a bit of hop character. It's OK.

Taste: like the aroma, quite grainy with a bit of sweet malt and a light dose of earthy, perhaps noble hops. Bitterness starts off slow but grows on the palate. It's decent, but doesn't blow me away.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess.

Overall: the cumulative bitterness is a bit harsh on this one, which negatively impacts drinkability. That said, if that type of thing doesn't bother you, then this might be a perfectly decent pale ale for you.

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3.18/5  rDev -13.1%
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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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of harpus
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of crobinso
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Zach136
3.92/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AgentMunky
2.73/5  rDev -25.4%
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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3.74/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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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