Hitchhiker | Good People Brewing Company

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4.33/5
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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
Ranking:
#1,302
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
113
pDev:
8.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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99
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Ratings: 113 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of DerekCarruth
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of ALHOPLOVER
4.73/5  rDev +9.2%
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 -13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of limousinegreenbean
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jvgoor3786
4/5  rDev -7.6%
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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Photo of MAJ85
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of markhobbs1
4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zazzi82
4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kbwalters
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of T_Hass
3.58/5  rDev -17.3%
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 -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jnorris404
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of imyourhero21
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BPMeyer27
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hendrick24
3.73/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Apcooper777
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBeard89
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of richj1970
4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured on draft at local pizza place.

A: Clear light yellow. Small one finger head that dissipated quickly but left plenty of lacing.

S: Pine and floral hops. Pineapple, grapefruit, lemon, and orange.

T: Tons of big hops with a combination of floral and earthy notes. Balanced extremely well with malt backbone. Probably the easiest drinking 120+ IBU beer I've tried.

M: Light body with a very crisp dry finish.

O: Hop head delight. Tons of big hops but an approachable IPA.

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Photo of CIBoy10
4.74/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

As far as balanced IPA'S go....this is the closest thing to Jai Alai I've ever had. Honestly I think this one might better. At least it is for my taste.

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Photo of JuliusPepperwood
4.51/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of klittle250
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tyler_m
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeersAndBears
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fractalized
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hitchhiker from Good People Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 113 ratings