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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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1/5  rDev -73.7%

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1/5  rDev -73.7%

Photo of cheechaw
1.56/5  rDev -58.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Not a fan unfortunately. Worst IPA I've ever had.

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Photo of Rhettroactive
1.94/5  rDev -48.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

From 12oz can to Great Lakes stemmed pint glass on 8/9/11
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A: Rustic amber. 1.25 finger head on a standard pour. Minimal lacing.

S: Rust Belt barley and grain. Cheap grain at that. Some earthy hop notes shine through, but it's not looking good.

T: Blech - what a dissapointment. It's one note bitter, masking the low cost grain bill that's all over this mistake. It's feels like they dry hopped the shit out of this to cover the use of garbage wort. This lacks anything resembling balance. Dissapointment in a can.

M: Meh. It's a bit too bubbly and thin for my liking.

O: The people at Good People have done the good folks of Alabama a disservice, as they are presenting them with a sub-par product. They must assume that the local craft nuts will drink local, so who cares if we use quality ingredients, and actually promote flavor and complexity? Look, for all I know this could cost more to make then most barrel aged so-and-so's, though I highly doubt it. One taste of this (so-called) IPA and you too will realize that this bastardization is nothing more then a "crafty" cash grab.

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2/5  rDev -47.4%

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2/5  rDev -47.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.8%

Photo of homebrew311
2.3/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Pours clear gold with white head. Smell is generic with bitter hops that are quite faint. The taste is meh. Some grassy hop character, stale malts, bitter finish. Mouthfeel is light and fizzy. This drinks like a macro with a tinge of hops. Not a fan.

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Photo of jmarsh123
2.4/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured a light clear amber with a massive foamy 3 finger head even without an aggressive pour.

Really struggling to pick up much on the nose at all. Maybe a bit of citrus, bit of pine.

Starts off with a bit of herbal hop flavor. A little breadiness in the middle and finishes with an unpleasant astringent earthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel is a touch light for the style especially considering the deep color. Carbonation level is medium-high.

Mediocre beer, but it does come in a can so that's a plus! This kind of tastes like some of my early uneducated homebrew experiments. Not much aroma, very one dimensional un-complex beer with astringency.

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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of Crass3000
2.57/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

notes from 12/29/2011

4/5 Pours out a nice dark orange with a great white, two-finger head with great retention.

2/5 Smell is really malty upfront. Way more malt in the nose than hops yet the malt isn't very sweet - just a little. In the back there is a little piny hops but its hard to find.

2.5/5 Taste is also very malty upfront and definately sweet caramel. However the sweetness is offset pretty well with some pine from the hops. Basically no citrus, lot's of sweet malt, and quite a bit of piny bitterness which balances to some degree. Not a great beer but not too bad either.

3.5/4 Mouthfeel is medium and nice for the style.

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2.7/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Not well balanced at all. Malty and bitter but the flavors contrast in my mouth. Won't get this again.

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Photo of NODAK
2.7/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Aroma here has a resinous, grassy, perhaps pine tree hoppiness to it, with a small sweet malt smell poking through after it has opened up.

The taste has an initial good punch of herbal hops, perhaps a bit grassy....with a caramel backbone that is certainly present in the middle part of the swallow. Bitterness is quite medicinal and lingering on the backend and puckers my tongue a bit...not sure if I'd classify that as pleasant.

American IPA is one of the most crowded styles in craft beer, so one like this just isn't one I'm going to fall back on very often. I didn't find the hop character or finish to be to my liking.

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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.6%

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2.91/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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2.91/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I traded for this beer at Dark Lord Day 2011. I was actually a little disappointed since I thought that its overall rating was higher than my actual opinion of it.
It poured a very dark orangish brown with a wonderful thick head that laced the glass all the way down.
Smell was a little pine but did not really stand out like most IPA's
Taste was also very mild for an IPA Not bad, just Mild for its category.
Good mouthfeel

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2.92/5  rDev -23.2%

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2.96/5  rDev -22.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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IPA from Good People Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 584 ratings
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