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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Photo of tempest
3.89/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Solid canned IPA from Good People. Herbal pine and grapefruit aroma. Smooth citrus fruity bitterness that turns a little earthy in the finish. It's clean and drinkable for the strength. I'd have another.

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Photo of McMatt
4.56/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The nose is very green with a slight citrus.

It’s green on the front with that piney, grassy presence and a nice grapefruit/citrus mix in there as well to give it just a slight sweetness under all that green forwardness. The malty balance brings a dryness but you still get the full force of the hops on the backside. It's not an overly bitter finish, but it's there with the malts.

Mouthfeel is light to medium. Very smooth to drink.

Overall I really like this IPA, I feel it's one of the better IPAs from Alabama breweries. It leans to the green side of IPAs, which I prefer.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Poured into a snifter to reveal a hazy, golden brew with an off-white 2 finger head sitting atop. Fair retention, giving way to a thin, broken layer of surface suds. Lacing clings to the sides in rings and chunks, and exhibits strong stick.

Smell - Distinct aroma that hits on pineapple juice, floral and citrus hop notes and a caramel malt base.

Taste - More reserved in the flavor than what's found on the nose. Not much in the way of bitterness, instead opting for slightly sweet, juicy notes of orange and pineapple. Light caramel malt body. Finish is much the same.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with moderate, slightly tingly carbonation. Smooth, easy drinking brew. Semi-dry finish.

Overall - Solid IPA. Nice flavor profile, but seems to lack that extra umph to take it that next level. Safe might be a good description. I could definitely stand to drink this again, but I wouldn't trade for it.

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Photo of smcolw
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
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 buzzedup
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

got this on a trade . never heard of this brewery ,not available in my area. I really enjoyed there coffee oatmeal stout and this IPA is good as well .
A. nice looking beer poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. nice color started out looking deep orange but ended up golden in the bottom of the glass and more orange at the top .
S. more citrus and west coast sent . not a lot of pine but smells like an IPA for sure!
T. not bad but nothing blowing me away , good solid IPA but would not crave or search this out .
M. medium mouth fee, very nice . a little bit a stickiness on my lips will have to up my score for this reason. more of a double IPA mouth feel impressive .
O. not a bad IPA but be aware I just finished a Pumking so my palate is a bit tainted . Nothing bad at all to say about this beer and as I mentioned I had the Coffee stout and really liked it . would not mind trying more from the Good People.

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Photo of denver10
3.85/5  rDev +1%

Pours golden with an orange hue and a nice fluffy cream colored head. Aroma is spicy, some orange zest, and some bread. Flavor has the spiciness and lively orange zest from the hops take more of the limelight but some bready malts are definitely still there. A crisp, active mouthfeel. Overall, a very nice IPA. Would happily drink again.

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Photo of flagmantho
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%

Poured from 12oz can into a pint glass. My first Alabama beer!

Appearance: medium orange hue with a light haze and a moderate effervescence. Head is a thick finger of frothy ivory foam. Pretty good!

Smell: dank and resiny hops with a little bit of a floral character. Not bad, I guess.

Taste: similar to the aroma; hops are kind of dank in character. Reminds me of a wet-hopped ale. Not terrible, but not really to my taste.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation and creaminess for the style.

Overall: a relatively easy-drinkin' beer, but one whose hop character doesn't strongly appeal to me.

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Photo of SteveB24
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance; color is a cloudy amber, pours a finger of head that has average retention.

Smell- Aroma is somewhat generic. Upfront is resin, pine and mild citrus, light alcohol and caramel

Taste- hop oils, pine like earthiness, malty caramel, grapefruit juice.

Mouthfeel- full body, medium carbonation, starts very juicy and finishes dry

Overall- not a disappointment but not exciting, A decent IPA, but that area is a competitive one and this one doesn't exactly shine, still well worth trying.

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Photo of BMMillsy
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Can from burg. Thanks for the Bama tick! Pours hazy copper colored with a one finger white head. Aroma is orange peel, mango, grapefruit, big caramel malts. Flavor is lots of orange notes, some bitter grapefruit finish, big bready malts. Hops seem a little stale here. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Below average IPA.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

No freshness date, poured into a pint

A- pours a clear golden-orange color with a small foamy and creamy white head that retains nicely

S- nice mix of citrusy orange peel and piney hops with some leafy and minty aromas. Sweet candy-like malt aroma with some bready notes to close it out

T- citrusy hops follow the aroma with flavors of orange peel and grapefruit juice, leafy and grassy notes, candy-like sweetness with some sweet toasted bread malt. The finish gives some piney notes with a nice bitter linger

M- medium body with medium prickly carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and finish

O- very good IPA that showcases some nice citrusy notes, well balanced malt allows the hops to shine

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Photo of Brenden
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

The can pours out a dirty orange but bright sort of brew, which settles with opacity in the glass. It raises up a bubbly off-white head that doesn't quite make it to one finger but holds up and drops thin patching.
The nose is quite aromatic with hops, big and biting with pine resin and sharp grapefruit, with pithy orange rind note, spicy herb, and grass. The balance from the malts is very dry; it would be a little more well-rounded with a hint more sweetness, but it works pretty well and shows off the hops.
There is a certain sweetness from yeast and malt that shows in the flavor, mostly via some red apple and a little tropical fruit-like note. The spicy herb is there, with lots of citrus and resinous pine as the nose displays. Malts show more biscuit and malt here to even things out.
This beer is semi-dry in the feel from front to back. It's crisp and has some smoothness until the grains build up in the back of the throat. There's a note to it that's biting, and it's not crispness. Something just goes a little too sharp. It's pretty good overall, though, and a good beer in a tough style these days.

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Photo of homebrew311
2.3/5  rDev -39.6%
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 Goosehunter75
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a lighter amber color. It has a two finger bubbly fizzy offwhite head. Excellent retention

S - Very strong grapefruit aroma. really not much else present. Maybe some other ctirus.

T - Very good flavor. A little more complex than the aroma. Still, lots of grapefruit. Some grass is present. Nice caramel flavor from the malts balances the hops

M - A lighter medium bodied beer. Fairly smooth. Slick with a very slight burn

O - Not a bad IPA. Good flavor. I dont think I would call it sessionable even at lighter ABV. Lots of hops present.

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Photo of Tyler_Sly
4.6/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

By far my favorite IPA so far. Pair it with anything or pair it with nothing. Always good! It has a bittersweet smell and a very bitter taste. You can really taste the hops! Whatever they do to make this beer, its working! The sweet forward flavor and the biiter bite of an aftertaste are great!

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Photo of Kcastr01
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
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 nashvillefil
4.83/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great IPA! From Alabama? Who ever heard of a good beer from Alabama? Only from Good People brewery!

Reminds me of sweetwater ipa, very happy but not a crazy 8% alcohol.

Smells great, tastes great, suggested by the bartender who makes a living on tips. Give it a try.

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Photo of guityler83
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: A modest finger of egg shell foam with solid retention. Golden copper in color with a small amount of haze. Nice lacing after large sips.

S: In the can I picked up tree sap and pine aroma very heavily, but when poured into the glass that aroma settled in the background to the mango, strawberry and blueberry hop aromas. The aroma isn't super pungent but solid and not fleeting like some heavily aromatic IPAs can be.

T: Moderate pine bitterness that comes of slightly harsh. Tropical fruit hop flavors follow in similar fashion as the aroma (mango, straweberrys). The underlying malt bill is bready with a touch of caramel and supports the hops well. The after taste is fruity with pine lingering on the pallet.

M: Moderately bodied beer with a crisper finish. The carbonation is on the lower side. The harshness I'm getting in the beginning fades away after a few more sips but there is a oily sensation on the tongue.

O: Pretty standard IPA overall. Wouldn't go out of my way for one, but if some one asked me what to get in a bar in Alabama, I'd point them towards this one.

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Photo of BierJager89
4.46/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy orange with a white head, lots of carbonation.

S: Lots of mango, peach and fresh orange in the nose.

T: Lots of fresh orange, some mango, peach. Delicious.

M: Medium bodied and smooth for an IPA.

O: A delicious IPA. I wish they distributed to California, but I'm glad I got to try it.

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Photo of DeanMoriarty
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a 12oz can in a trade from Alabama. Poured into a 9oz crystal tumbler.

Pours a fairly clean light amber hue with golden edges when held up to a light source, fatty white head with really good retention and lacing for days. Smell is sweet and bready giving way to light grassy grapefruit notes, fresh and earthy. Taste is similar to the nose but thankfully the hop truly shines through being the dominant flavor with a nice blast of grapefruit and sappy bitter goodness, malt is there but just to balance. Disappointed a little in the mouthfeel, it's a bit weak for an IPA and especially one with such a hop blast, a bigger body would really let the hop linger for a while.

Overall a real tasty IPA in the West Coast tradition. I was pleasantly surprised by this one, not expecting it to be so hop forward. I could sit on these all night at the bar and be just fine with that.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I finally get to try something from Good People.

Clouded amber brown with a thick head that leaves a lot of lacing. Hops galore on the flavor profile. Chewy piney hops with salty resin tones. Thick and meaty. Smooth feel with a bit of a biting carbonation. I like it.

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Photo of KYGunner
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The copper coloring is light almost to an apricot and the appearance is cloudy and almost murky. The head rose in a billowing layer of marangue like foam that left a thick sticky lacing.

The citrus aromas are sweet, thick and pulpy. Tons of grapefruit and lemon can be found with a natural sour and bitterness.

The flavor is sweet with lemon juice and grapefruit pith. The sour flavors are held at bay by a caramel malt sweetness and a tea leaf character to the barley. This IPA blends so well but then showcases a phenomenal citrus hop character.

The feel is thick, lightly astringent and has moderate carbonation.

For a non-Imperial IPA this has great character, great variety and just flat tastes good.

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Photo of dannydetox
3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

decent ipa from the good folks at gp. pours an amber color with a light, white head. some lacine evident on the sides of my pint. nose is lacking; the beer was super cold, whichich probably is inhibiting aromas. a little mango, a touch of breadiness is all. on tbe palate i taste more tropical fruit, something earthy - almost funky like wqshed rind, alpine cheese, and a pleasinf dry finish. medium mouthfeel with lingering bitter qualities. id drink again, and i appreciate the balance on this beer with a 6% abv.

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Photo of ZethOfTheNorth
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can from a $10 6-pack bought at Hop City, Birmingham. 6/20 canning date.

A: Pours on the ruddy, red end of IPA, like Celebration or Zoe. Very good head and lacing. Looks unfiltered, with a decent amount of visible carbonation.

S: Assertive pine and a nice burst of citrus fruit. Light melon.

T: Nicely pine-forward with enough juiciness to satisfy those partial to the West Coast style.

A straightforwardly solid American IPA with complexity, character, and definition to its flavor. Easily better than any local IPA in Louisiana. Feels underrated by BA; would and will certainly buy again.

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Photo of GJ40
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sampled from a 12oz can in a tulip pint glass. Thanks surge1311!

A - Golden with a slight haze and a firm off-white head. Loads of lacing.

S - Nice floral, citrusy and piney notes. Not powerful but pleasant.

T - A nice citrusy bitterness from start to finish. Lingers nicely! Some pine mixed in and enough malt to carry the hops.

M - A slight creaminess and a moderate carbonation.

O - A solid, easy drinking and enjoyable IPA. I made several trips to Birmingham back in the 90s and the beer scene was very limited. It's nice to see that's changing.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
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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