Good People Brewing Company

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Good People Brewing Company
Alabama, United States
American IPA
Ranked #49
Ranked #1,598
4.3 | pDev: 8.6%
Aug 11, 2023
Jul 09, 2010
A far cry from our original IPA, The Hitchhiker is a big floral/citrus American IPA. Aromas and flavors of pineapple, grapefruit, orange, and tangerines take center stage with a tad bit of caramel malt backbone to balance just a bit. A very dry finish with hops flavors lingering...this one is for the hopheads.

128 IBU
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Rated: 4.45 by Brianito from Tennessee

Aug 11, 2023
Rated: 4 by animal69 from Louisiana

May 30, 2023
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Reviewed by NCC-1701-D from Alabama

4.51/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Beautiful seasonal from Good People that I wish were an all-year-round offering. Incredibly balanced taste and mouthfeel leaning hard toward West Coast IPA sensibilities but with a wonderful tropical fruits hint which tempers the harshness.
May 25, 2023
Rated: 3.81 by smithj4 from New York

Aug 14, 2022
Rated: 3.93 by metter98 from New York

Aug 14, 2022
Rated: 3.99 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Aug 14, 2022
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Rated by boomerbrowning from Alabama

4.81/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
The people at Good People know how to make an IPA!
Aug 14, 2022
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with an impressive two finger cap; excellent retention and clumpy lacing

Smell: The big three elements of tropical, citrus and pine tones are all here

Taste: A lot of balance here with the tropical papaya and pineapple flavors mixing with the caramel malt backbone, at the outset; some grapefruit citrus tries to make a stand, in the middle, but the pine arrives to sweep everything to a well balanced but nicely bitter finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Neither West Coast nor East Coast (let alone New England), let's call this one a Gulf Coast IPA
Jun 17, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by BigMac59 from Texas

Jun 04, 2021
Rated: 3.59 by tylerrmj

May 27, 2021
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Reviewed by WBonds from Alabama

3.66/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
New to me in a 12 oz sixer. Yes, more distinctive than the original IPA, but not so much that I’ll seek it out. Don’t understand the “outstanding” rating. Outstanding is Sixpoint Resin and Great Divide Titan in this class. Try either as a better alternative.
Apr 23, 2020
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Rated by Coachrev from Alabama

4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
One of the best IPA I have had.
Mar 06, 2020
Rated: 3.65 by WickedBeer from Alabama

Apr 13, 2019
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Reviewed by John1985 from Tennessee

4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had 16 oz draft, ale came amber gold color with an inch of white head. Smell of citrus and soft pine. Full flavored balanced malt and hops, not too sweet or bitter but very complementary. Finish was refreshingly bitter, Medium bodied, no alcohol in taste. Very well made IPA and a definite re-order.
Feb 27, 2019
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Rated by Tennisballa07 from Georgia

3.72/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Strong tasting IPA
Jul 08, 2018
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Reviewed by Redrover from Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I had this one at the brewery and liked it so much I brought a growler back to my hotel.

The beer a dark bronze with a thick tan head.

I like the aroma of pine, citrus and something that reminds me of apricot.

As expected, it is bitter but this beer is also balanced. Lots of caramel, citrus (primarily grapefruit) a bit of pine and then stone fruits. Its juicy but not overly much so.

The mouth is slick and coating in the best possible way. Carbonation is low but that’s ok with me.

The denizens of the Magic City should be happy to get this on a regular basis. I know I would be!
Jun 07, 2018
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Reviewed by MJSFS from Florida

3.95/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Soapy head and apricot opaque color. Aroma is caramel, bready malt, and pine. Taste follows the nose, but quickly disappears with no lingering bitterness or aftertaste. Mouthfeel is thin and watery with prickly carbonation. Harsh and not very balanced. Overall a rather unremarkable IPA.
May 11, 2018
Rated: 4.33 by Amb3do from Mississippi

Apr 14, 2018
Rated: 4.62 by Trojanpony from Alabama

Apr 03, 2018
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Reviewed by cavedave from New York

4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Big thanks to richj1970 for another hoppy treat form Al.

Pours dark amber, cloudy, with two fingers of beige head that only slowly retreats, and leaves thick lace behind on glass.

Light but tasty aroma. It shows the caramel and hops in this baby right away. I get grapefruit pith, herbal bitter, pine, and that caramel sweet wraps through it all.

More full flavored than aroma suggests. It starts with caramel sweet that quickly is joined by deep grapefruit bitter, bitter orange, sweeter general citrus notes, righteous herbal bitter, and much less pine than expected. Sip ends with the bitter notes cresting but not to the point of overpowering the palate.

Highly viscous, med. carb., lots of hop resin linger, but it is soft on palate so it shows the hops in a gentler manner than their huge presence would indicate. Finish is long, strong, and clean.

Huge hoppy beer that manages to be refreshing and delicious while delivering a major clean blast of IPA goodness. Recommended for those who, like me, are dyed in the wool hopheads.
Apr 02, 2018
Hitchhiker from Good People Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 129 ratings