Hitchhiker | Good People Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by Bonhoeffer on 07-09-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
100
Reviews:
21
Avg:
4.26
pDev:
8.92%
 
 
Wants:
100
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Beerbom
3.92/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of paresis
3.94/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zonker17
3.81/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Golden near amber draft pour to shaker, no head but good lacing. Pineapple, dank nose, a little kiwi. Full flavor that is mainly bitter, some fruit and malt notes follow. Above average body and below average carbonation.

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Photo of chinchill
3.47/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can with a 2017 date stamp.
Pours with hazy amber-apricot colored body topped by an off-white head that leaves plenty of sticky lacing.
Aroma: hops at a medium level for an IPA. Dank and fruity with hints of citrus and flowers.
Flavor: dank and fruity with citrus and other tropical fruit notes.
Feel: medium body with soft, medium carbonation.
Overall: decent, with a high ABV that is not apparent.

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Photo of MJ64
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jtgreynolds
3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big, floral nose. hoppy taste with a punch of citrus. Lingering aftertaste.

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Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.27/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zach136
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

This is a pretty good little beer that I got as a extra in a trade. Pours a golden cooper with huge white head. Nose is floral and light fresh citrus. Floral up front on taste followed by fresh cut grapefruit, light Lemmon zest, grass and caramel malts. A small bit of that sticky quality I so love. Medium body with a crisp finish

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Photo of argock
3.44/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a clear glass tulip. PKG 03/02/17 on bottom rim of can.

A: Honey-gold amber with 1-finger of short-lived eggshell head with a thin line of lacing around the glass.

S: Muddled and light aroma overall with a little bit of grapefruit and floral character with medium caramel malt and graininess.

T: Flavor is very resinous, especially in the finish, with some orange and grapefruit citrus finished with a fair amount of caramel malt sweetness that borders on candy like. Moderate-high bitterness.

M: Slightly tacky with medium body and carbonation.

O: I have another one to try and am hoping this was an anomalous can as it was nothing to write home about.

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4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can. Pours beautiful bright amber orange with thick foamy white head that just sits there, coating lace. Big tropical aroma. Tons of flavor, sweet malt is met by tropical fruit, pineapple and orange, finishes with some piney hops. Outstanding balance. Thin to medium soft feel. This is one tasty West Coast IPA.

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Photo of Mojo
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DerekCarruth
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ALHOPLOVER
4.73/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Canned on 3/3/17, poured to Yeti on 3/29/17.
L: Beautiful orange with creamy off white amber shaded head.
S: Initial aroma was awesome; tangerine, peach, mango, pineapple and grapefruit.
T: Great flavor, have to let it warm up a bit, but plenty of hoppy tropical fruitiness with a piney bitterness bite that works well together.
F: Refreshing and crisp. Thinner than I prefer but I have to remind myself this is not a DIPA.
O: Bham's best IPA? Maybe. Wish the Hitch Hiker weren't seasonal... This is Snake Handler's little brother. A solid west coast styled IPA with a great tropical citrusy flavor.

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Photo of radius129
3.73/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of limousinegreenbean
4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jvgoor3786
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce can dated 3/3/17. The beer pours a beautiful orange color with a nice full white head that left very little lacing.

The smell is very fresh pine needles, lemon and dank weed.

The taste is very fresh. There is a ton of pine and citrus with a nice malt backbone.

The mouthfeel is highly carbonated with a thin/medium texture.

Overall this is a great beer with a nice balance of several flavors.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of markhobbs1
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zazzi82
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kbwalters
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of T_Hass
3.58/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On draft at the Draft House in Auburn. I have to say for being a top 5 Alabama beer I was not very impressed. The beer looked and smelled like a typical IPA. The taste was nothing but bitter and these days that doesn't go very far. Perhaps it was an old keg. I'll give it another try at some point.

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Photo of Ginepiece
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jnorris404
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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