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Snake Handler Double IPA | Good People Brewing Company

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Snake Handler Double IPASnake Handler Double IPA
BA SCORE
4.24/5
Exceptional
554 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:
#1,002
Reviews:
117
Ratings:
554
pDev:
10.61%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
188
Gots:
155
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 554 |  Reviews: 117
Photo of jpdillAL
4.68/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ValkyrieHunter
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
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 -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leroybrown10
4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
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 +0.7%
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 -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Reno9
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jhavs
3.99/5  rDev -5.9%
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 -9%
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 -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JDAGZ84
3.91/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChillbroSwaggins
4.64/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Have had canned and draft. Both equal in quality.

Pours a beautiful orange/golden color with a nice white head. Lacing is perfect.

The aroma is citrusy, right up front that it's a hop bomb of a beer.

The flavor is, again bursting with citrus. Hints of pineapple with some caramel undertones. A little malt on the back end with some bitterness, but very subtle. This beer is dangerously drinkable for being 10%. The booziness is wonderfully hidden. I've tried several other beers with a lower ABV that had a stronger alcohol presence.

Overall, this is definitely one of my favorite DIPAs. Get your hands on some if you can.

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Photo of John1985
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Can pour. Orange color with half an inch of head. Aroma is mostly pine. Taste follows the nose with a nice bitterness at the end. For a 10% beer, I didn't get a lot of alcohol. I've been wanting to try this beer for a while and it did not disappoint. Hard to find, but worth the hunt.

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Photo of MDDMD
4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jayhunter357
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Peter1977
3.84/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of BlueHeeler79
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of dataylor21
4.12/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SweetChicken
3.84/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbaker67
3.82/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Snake Handler Double IPA from Good People Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 554 ratings
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