Snake Handler Double IPA | Good People Brewing Company

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Snake Handler Double IPASnake Handler Double IPA
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Snake Handler Double IPASnake Handler Double IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
103 IBU

Added by ddarden on 05-30-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,842
Reviews:
125
Ratings:
589
pDev:
10.38%
 
 
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190
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169
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Photo of Kinczx17
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gerred
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerNCue
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

First off, realize that the real Snake Handler here is the consumer... This beer will catch you off guard if you let it. Exceptionally easy to drink at 10% ABV. Proceed with caution.

Pours a hazy copper with a fluffy off white head that sticks around. Offers great lacing as you drink it. Smells piney, dank, citrus and a little sweet. Feels slick and slightly oily as you roll it around your mouth, very well done. The taste is balanced. Citrus, pine, sweet malt and the booze is hidden, which is quite the feat for an IPA at 10% ABV. If you have the chance don't pass this one up!

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Photo of mrcraft
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of standr
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rajendra82
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The color was a amber, with just a tinge of red. The body was quite clear, and the head was nicely proportioned, topping out at two finger thick. The smell was quite a bit milder than most DIPAs, as the hop mix appeared to lean towards less aromatic. i could detect some apricot and hay in the nose, followed by some honey. The first sip felt little too fruity and sweet, but as I drank more of it, the bitterness seemed to kick in quite a bit. There was an herbal and woody quality to the bitterness, reminding me more of angostura bitters than hops. As I drank it, it reminded me somewhat of the flavors of a Manhattan. The feel was light for the style, and balanced between sticky and slippery, and the finish was very dry. I ended up liking this a lot more in the end, than when I first started.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pouring from a 12 oz. can into a pint glass. This is a hazy golden orange beer with a thin frothy yellowish crown. The smell has a smell that reminds me of southern IPAs for some reason. Smells sweet and dank. The taste is the same way. Idk what it is about it that reminds me of southern IPAs but this has it. Sweetness is almost like a honey but mixed into green tea effect. A little toasty. Piney and citrus with a resin presence. It does have an alcohol presence to it but at 10% if you're not expecting something then idk what you've been drinking. But it's not too much and goes well with the drink. The mouthfeel is wet, juicy and just coats the mouth in stickiness. Overall, this is a good dipa. Surprising coming from Alabama. Glad I tried it.

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Photo of Bradfordt
4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of argock
3.74/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12 oz can into Duvel tulip. No freshness date.
Appearance is hazy amber with 1-2 fingers of frothy off-white head with good retention and solid lacing.
Aroma is highly citrus with grapefruit, orange, and lime cut with pineapple and pine resin. Malt component is slightly cookielike pale maltiness.
Flavor is quite harshly bitter with a lot of resin, pine, pineapple, and grapefruit hop notes but more harsh bitter finish and only slightly sweet and bready from the substantial malt backing. Very high bitterness.
Feel is tacky in the finish with a dry character and medium body and carbonation.
Definitely disappointed in this beer after reading the excitement in patrons' reviews.

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Photo of MGoeltz
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Noooddle
3.44/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of spongebob2
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mastercamo
4.72/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Davidstan
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Excellent taste, addicting in fact. Hint of tropical, fresh pine resins and NO burn which is saying something for 10% abv. Wish it was more like 8% abv but why not splurge.

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Photo of TomEfiller
4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The Snake is a vicious creature and to handle a snake you must be a willing participant. This beer is only for those of us with a little wild eyed side. A darker amber that sets the tone for things to come. An aroma that will fill you with fruits and flowers. The taste is boozie but that’s what we want. An easy slow drinking beer that feels great and will make you feel great too (10%ABV). Late winter availability in cans ( 4pack only) but on tap all over. If you like trying DIPAs this one is a Must Try. Best one in Alabama

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Photo of DerekCarruth
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJ64
3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnP802
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Keene
3.92/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

look: Clear orange-amber with a big foamy off white head. Foam lingers and leaves messy lacing.
smell: candied pineapple. Honey is not listed as an ingredient but I think i get more here than Hopslam.
taste: Piney and dry counters the sweet pineapple, and the opposites compliment and live peacefully together.

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Photo of Dillinger
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Amb3do
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJSFS
3.97/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of alexsergio
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of khargro2
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Snake Handler Double IPA from Good People Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 589 ratings