IPA | Good People Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Good People Brewing Company
Alabama, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
64 IBU

Copper in color with herbal and earthy hops being most prevalent. Light caramel flavors balance out this unique ale. Hop lovers will enjoy this unfiltered, dry-hopped IPA.

Added by Bonhoeffer on 09-03-2008

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Ratings: 617 |  Reviews: 150
Reviews by mlhenson:
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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Photo of oberon
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Came to the table in a standard pint a slight hazed deep burnt orange with a nice looking one finger creamy/frothy head that nver really leaves,I really liked the creamy texture of the head.Aromas were of herbal and grassy hops along with somewhat sweet bready malts,not a big citric resiny bomb.Flavors are alot like the nose with grassy and leafy hops giving off their flavor profile but not in your face,a camel maltiness hits quite hard as well.Not a big hopped up IPA but there is nice herbal hop notes.

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Photo of Tiernan
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nyved
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #52 (May 2011):

Hazed-over dirty peach color; some sticky head on the glass. Big piney and citric hop nose, grapefruit sting and orange blossoms with a dried grass, tannin-like maltiness. Very smooth, stodgy medium body. Lots of pale biscuit or cracker-like malt flavors build a decent base for the quite prominent hop character to bounce off of. Hop resin flavor pushes past the bitterness. Mild warmth from the alcohol; dried stone fruit and apple meat. Hop flavor goes a bit herbal but still holds on to a citric rind taste. Yeast and graininess show up again in the semidry finish. A worthy stab at the style, and a crowded style it is. As the benchmark is set high, this one reaches it with some stretching.

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Photo of Kcastr01
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the best IPA's out there. It doesn't leave you wanting for much other than a little more aroma and a little more More full body feel. Soothing crisp from one of the best breweries.

A-nice color, light orange but not thick/syrupy orange like high IBU (nappa smith)

S-Smells great however not an intense aroma like some IPA

Taste-Extraordinary and dependable. Balanced, won't sear your tastebuds and somewhat refreshing.

Mouthfeel-Medium. Not thick but a good foam up front

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Photo of Jcorn
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's not terrible, but not great. It's hoppy but without the good flavor of better IPAs. Not smooth but not really harsh either. I wouldn't buy this again but really because there are many better options.

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Photo of mmcurran
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mora2000
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this can.

The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is strong and is made up of bready malt with some orange citrus notes. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of bitter oranges with some grass and pine notes mixed in. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of dankjohn
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Ducttape
4.38/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this beer while traveling through Alabama. Who would've thought it, this is an oustanding beer. I was really impressed with the balance on this beer. Poured a slightly opaque orange to amber. Willamette hops really shine in this beer. Also really like the retro feel of the can. Can't wait to try other Good People offerings in the future.

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Photo of Bamabrew22
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Nice, hoppy IPA. Poured a beautiful dark gold in the pint glass with a two-finger, fluffy white head. Great, spicy, earthy hop aroma from the start. Taste was a delicious assault on the bitter tastebuds, with piney, citrusy notes. Really hoppy brew, but well balanced with the malt backbone. I like this beer and have had it several times. Always a good IPA!

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Photo of nasa60
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of bpfrush
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dinkel
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of jmbraxton
1/5  rDev -73.7%

Photo of williamjbauer
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chinchill
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can from ATL with a September 2017 canning date.
Pours a clear, deep amber color with a towering, foamy, durable, bone-colored head.
This IPA has a relatively high malt load, limiting the bitterness and adding some nice notes of caramel and baked bread. Hoppy finish.

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Photo of timontheroad
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange/copper color, nice two-finger head with good retention and lacing. Aroma was piney up front, with some nice citrus and pineapple notes, with a sweet malt smell in the background. The flavor was similar to the smell, with the pineapple most prominent. Mouthfeel was medium bodied and very smooth, easy to drink a lot of these. Overall, nice beer from a good up and coming brewery, can't wait to try their Snake Handler DIPA>

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Photo of Slaterlovesbeer
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pours a thick tan head that dissapates into a sticky resin in the glass, a beautiful amber/ruby color. Smells hoppy, piney, a hinty of citrus, a freshly mowed lawn. Taste is identical to smell, flavors and aromas meld perfectly eith this beer, hitting the same notes on the nostrils to create a wonderful sensasion. Not as pitter and a tad less pronounced as my go to ipas Langunitas produces and not as good as good people dipa snake handler. But still a solid ipa and a good go to when im in the mood for a milder ipa.

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Photo of Ice_cyclops86
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Zonian1
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of spongebob2
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer21
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.32/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer pours a hazy orange body with a lumpy butter cream heat that last and sticks to the glass. There is a big carbonation of bubbles that pop off the bottom and push to the surface.

S- The green slightly dank citrus hops are juicy with a woody character coming through as it opens. There are some caramel malt smells coming through as the beer opens in the finish.

T- The big green citrus orange hops have a gentle sweetness to it with the hops grown all the way to the finish. There is a nice pungency hop flavor that lingers with just a bit of bitterness, and some biscuit malt hints come through in the after taste aswell. As the beer warms there is a fresh pale malt flavor with some chalk notes under the hops.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with a tight fizz and no alcohol heat.

O- This is a big full bodied IPA that has nice depth and some good malt support pushing through as the beer opens. It is very drinkable and thanks to coldchill for sending this to me.

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IPA from Good People Brewing Company
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