IPA | Good People Brewing Company

IPAIPA
BA SCORE
66.3%
Liked This Beer
3.8 w/ 582 ratings
IPAIPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Good People Brewing Company
Alabama, United States
goodpeoplebeer.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,549
Reviews:
142
Ratings:
582
Liked:
386
Avg:
3.8/5
pDev:
12.63%
Alströms:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
144
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 582 |  Reviews: 142
Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to drabmuh for sending me this one!

Pours a slightly hazy honey orange with a 2 inch foamy orange-white head that settles to a craggy head on top of the beer. Thin foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus zest and herbal hops along with some alcohol aromas. Taste is of citrus zest, grapefruit, and a malty finish. There is a mild bitterness on the palate after each sip that quickly fades. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with only a slight crispness and a medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good IPA but I am enjoying the taste more than the aroma.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Knapp85
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This was sent to me by Bulbman, so a big thanks to him for grabbing this one for me. The beer poured out as a nice copper color with a subtle haziness to it. The head is cream colored with a pretty good retention and sticky lacing on the glass. The smell of the beer at first gave off some big citrus notes reminding me of oranges. The taste is more earthy, it's got a pretty good malt and hop balance to it. The mouthfeel is decent, good carbonation to it with an almost medium body. Overall this beer is pretty nice, I'm looking forward to trying the imperial IPA sometime.

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Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of brentk56
3.38/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Arrives with a hazy amber color capped by a two-fingered head that leaves a few shards of lace

Smell: Toffee dominates the aroma, with herbal and grassy hops in the background

Taste: Biscuity, up front, with a growing toffee sweetness; by mid-palate, the piney, resinious hops add another dimension, though the malt grows sweeter in the process; vegetal flavors, including chives, linger in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not a bad IPA and I will say that the flavor profile is distinctive - just not what I am seeking when I feel like an IPA

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Photo of oline73
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the can into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a slightly cloudy amber color with a finger of fluffy, off white head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. The head sticks around pretty well.

Smell: Sweet malt with a nice hop punch up front. Citrus peel bitterness along with a citrus juice note. I'm getting some mild apricot.

Taste: A strong citrus peel hop bitterness with a good amount of malt sweetness to balance things out. The finish is very bitter. Overall I would say that this one is a bit one dimensional.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I thought this beer was good but not very exciting. I might have another one, but I wouldn't search it out.

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Photo of Boone757
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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 russpowell
3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this on tap in Nashville. I found it to be fairly well balanced with a bit of woody hops. This drank fairly easy with a so-so nose. I wouldn't say no to another one, but wouldn't seek it out

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Photo of smcolw
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Superior head and lace (a blanket on the glass). Orange amber color and cloudy.

Starts with a floral hop nose.

Good malt/hop blend flavor. Rich body with a diminished carbonation. Long aftertaste with a peppery hop.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours from the its aluminum container a delicately hazed, golden-orange body with a sizable, whitish, sudsy head.

Smell: Pale malts, with middling bready, grainy characteristics and a sweet-scented element to it a bit like caramel or toffee. Lightly floral, adequately citrusy hops, with some grassy hints to it all.

Taste: Bready pale malts, somewhat grainy in taste, with a caramelized sugar sweetness. Floral, lightly grassy, citrusy hops (lemon, orange) with a moderate degree of bitterness delivered.

Mouthfeel: This one falls just shy of medium-bodied. Medium-light carbonation.

Overall: Not bad. It has some nice flavors and an easy-going body to keep things mobile.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes.

A: Pours a hazy orange with a very large foamy head, tan in color. Great retention with the foam dissolving very slowly, but not as much lacing as I was expecting based on the head formation.

S: Tons of orange and orange peel right away. A little bit of pine and some heavy caramelized malt.

T: More orange, but not as much as the aroma. A little bit of grapefruit and some pine, but they are cut by a bunch of caramelized malt which brings with it a lot of sweetness.

M: Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Slightly dry finish.

O: Overall, it was ok. If the beer had tasted like aroma I would have been a bit happier, but not a bad showing. The flavor profile was a bit malty imo.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A good person sent me some Good People in CANs in support of The CANQuest (TM)! It stands to remind me that I need to renew my FTH membership. Dang it, I had meant to review this right after their Brown Ale and then the Kvass Kick got in the way. My apologies for a lack of CANtinuity.

From the CAN: "Legally brewed since 2008". Ha!

This was also a foamer following the Crack, but nowhere near the scale of the Brown Ale. It settled rather quickly revealing yet another craft CAN that was nearly brim-full. The Glug produced two-plus fingers' worth of thick, tawny head with great retention. Color was a very hazy orangish-amber. A CANditioned beer, perhaps? Nose was redolent with pine hops, like standing in a pine grove and inhaling deeply. Mmmm. Mouthfeel was full, not quite thick nor as abrasive as their brown, with a really pine-y hops presence on the tongue. Any time that I CAN have an AIPA in a CAN, I feel like a rock star! This was plenty good, maybe a little heavy on the hops, but I like that sort of thing. Finish lingered with a big pine flavor, which I CANtempated as I looked at all of the nice, sticky lacing. This would definitely be cooler-worthy, IMHO.

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Photo of orangesol
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to Deuane for giving me a can of this one. My very first Alabama beer.

A - Pours murky orange with a huge three finger tall off white head leaving thin webs of lace down the glass. Nice pour.

S - Smells of pungent citric hops, grapefruit and mango puree, light caramel sweetness, and some sticky pine resin. This one is a tiny bit old but still very nice.

T - Starts off with a sizeable citric hop bite slowly giving way to hints of tropical fruits; mostly mango and grapefruit; growing caramel sweetness, and some sticky pine resin that clings to the pallet. I like the balance of hop to fruit in this one, it was pretty easy to drink and had plenty of flavor.

M - Smooth body and strong flavor with moderate carbonation. The mix of hop bitterness and sweet fruit is a great combo.

O - This one was really nice. It had a ton of hops and the fruit was still fairly fresh. The resins started to wear on me by the end of the glass but I could have another no problem.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of thatoneguymike
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.65/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I am trying the IPA after trying the Brown Ale...so I dont know if the taste is being affected at all...nevertheless....The appearance is great....from a can...no less. The clear nice copper color with frothy white head that is lacing quite nice. The smell good spice and apricot citrus. The taste is bitter from teh citrus grapefruit/apricot tones. There is some malt present but it is not balancing all that well. The mouthfeel is affected byut the bad balance and I would not receommend this. Brown is better than IPA.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.61/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Can gifted by drabmuh. Thanks Matt!

The beer is orange / amber hued. with a thick, cumulus cloud head. The head has lasting retention and coats the pint glass in lacing.

The aroma brings pine and hops, with a bit of malt, earth, and alcohol as well.

The flavor is pretty decent, and fairly balanced between hops and malts, with hops slightly in the lead. Plenty of pine in there as well, with a lasting piny bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. I do wish the beer was a bit bolder in terms of pine, floral, and/or citrus flavors, with less of a malt bill.

The feel is medium bodied, and more robust than is customary for a 6% IPA. Carbonation level is fine.

Overall, a solid brew, but nothing extraordinary.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received in trade from GPHarris, thanks for the opportunity.
Pours a deep shade of tarnished gold with a huge frothy alabaster head that recedes slowly and leaves chunky lace in its wake. Smells of citrus and a hint of pine, slightly earthy and a weird hint of menthol. Biscuit and toffee provide the malt backbone. Taste is citrus and earthy with an earthy herbal edge to it. Sweet caramel and biscuit play against the hops nicely without being asked. Medium body and level of carbonation, resinous sweet mouthfeel. Decent IPA, certainly not world class, but certainly easy enough to enjoy.

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Photo of BEER88
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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IPA from Good People Brewing Company
Beer rating: 66.3% out of 100 with 582 ratings
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