Snake Handler Double IPA | Good People Brewing Company

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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 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
Ratings:
543
Reviews:
116
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
11.06%
 
 
Wants:
188
Gots:
145
For Trade:
7
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Ratings: 543 |  Reviews: 116
Photo of Maysrome
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.34/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WickedBeer
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lance_Hathorn
2/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Skunk juice

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Photo of Graham19840
4.65/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

L-Very hazy Orange Copper color, with linger white head.
S-Descent hop aroma but not a total punch in the face
T- Very Balanced no alcohol heat. Have given this DIPA to non DIPA drinkers and they thought it was amazing.
F-Very heavy and viscous due to all the hop oil and being 10%
O- I personal find this beer to be amazing and worth the trip to get it once a year.

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Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is one well balanced and easy drinking dipa. Definitely hard to believe this bad boy is 10 percent, abv is definitely well hidden, though I definitely felt it after a few. Nice hop profile, not overly sweet. I can see why this one is so well regarded.

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Photo of clemsonalum11
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dper
4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of toler13
3.64/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThaddeusLamar
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pirmannt1
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FBGordon
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured on draft.

A: Pours a copper orange with a full off-white head that maintains nicely and laces throughout.

S: Solid and well-balanced notes of piney and citrus hops.

T: Big pine and citrus hops up front with a nicely pronounced bitterness. Finishes clean. Citrus settles on the back end, with lasting bitterness taking a while to settle in.

M: The bitterness creates a little astringency for me, has a nice tight carbonation.

O: For a DIPA and considering I don't care for big hop bombs, this one has a great hop profile and isn't overwhelmingly bitter. A great beer, nicely well-balanced.

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Photo of Truck67
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AraBama
3.32/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a golden cooper . Ordered on tap by the time it was brought to me had only a slight trace of a head. Smells of grapefruit but taste less bitter than the smell . I didn't like this beer at first but the taste grew on by the time the glass was empty.

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Photo of jpdillAL
4.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ValkyrieHunter
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm bit. Great beer!

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Photo of Zazzi82
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leroybrown10
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark gold going to a copper-orange. 1 finger cream colored head doesn't last too long but leaves good lacing.

Rather pungent aroma. Pine, grapefruit, and tropical fruits. Big caramel malt. Cut grass and mango.

Big hops flavors, pine being what I get first. Grapefruit, lemon, and grass. Some peppery spice and sharp floral notes. Malt at the end, caramel and biscuit.

Medium body with medium carbonation. Fair amount of bitterness. Lingering pine.

Really nice DIPA. Strong hops with a variety of different aspects to it. Good malt balance.

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Photo of SPLITGRIN
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Here is another beer that has been on my want list for quite a while. A friend of mine was gracious enough to make a trip down to Nashville to pick these up for us.

The poor generates a solid 2 inches of frothy light beige head. Bubbles are big and fade and medium rate leaving a scattered wall of lace. Body is a deep classic Amber in tone. Nose is very resinous with lots of sticky piney hops back by a nice multi bill. I am taken quite nicely by how well this beer is balanced as soon as I take first sip. Don't get me wrong I know A lot of those hop loving diehards really enjoy that punch you in the face hop character, in this one still packs a lot of hops. The Hops develop more on the backend of the pallet with a Piney dry character. Overall I really enjoyed this beer and I think that it would go to a whole Nother level with just a little bit more floral or citrus contrast.

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Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Reno9
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jhavs
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice looking copper color, slightly off-white head, settles to ring around the glass. Foam sticks to side of glass.

Not much hop aroma, bit of alcohol on the nose.

Hops comes through as bitterness, strong bitter aftertaste. Bit of alcohol flavor and burn.

Kinda coats the tongue, bitterness lingers.

My review doesn't seem like kind words, but overall a very good brew. Does not list the ABV, but the alcohol is noticeable. Not necessarily a bad thing for a big DIPA. Not a ton of hop flavor or aroma, but lots of bitterness.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.86/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Pours bright clean copper orange, two finger white head slowly fades, rings of lace. Not much nose but a bit of mild bread and citrus. Taste is malt forward with some big pine and woodsy earthy hops coming in. Some alcohol burn in the end. Thin but slick mouthfeel. Decent DIPA but not on the level I was expecting.

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Photo of Brian29
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JDAGZ84
3.91/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Snake Handler Double IPA from Good People Brewing Company
4.16 out of 5 based on 543 ratings.
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