Snake Handler Double IPA | Good People Brewing Company

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Snake Handler Double IPASnake Handler Double IPA
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4.24/5
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582 Ratings
Snake Handler Double IPASnake Handler Double IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / 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:
#1,063
Reviews:
122
Ratings:
582
pDev:
10.38%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
189
Gots:
167
Trade:
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Ratings: 582 |  Reviews: 122
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

Photo of HappyJ317
3.37/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sabtos
3.52/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Lightly sparkling amber with a very large, active dense off-white foam that recedes quickly to an uneven lump leaving thick spongy chunks of lace around the glass.

Smell is toasty pine and grapefruit rind with hints of wood, cracker and PEZ.

Taste is pretty classic West Coast IPA, exuding bitter pine and grapefruit with an earthy, slight fieriness, Spree and a touch of celery.

A crisp, moderate fluid body has a semi-dry finish.

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

Photo of Alabastard
4.57/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Best beer brewed in the state of Alabama. Roll Tide!

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Photo of Paradox1000
4.4/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I was pleasantly surprised by this DIPA!

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | 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 582 ratings