Monday, March 28th 2011
Good People IPA
(Good People Brewing Company)
One of the first two canned brews from the folks at Good People (the other is their Brown Ale). This IPA also represents one of the only two canned craft beers currently from the state of Alabama. Since both the IPA and the Brown Ale were just released, we're pretty psyched to get our hands on some as we know they're fresh!
From the Good People site:
"Copper in color with herbal and earthy hops being most prevalent. Light caramel flavors balance out this unique ale. Hop lovers will enjoy this unfiltered, dry-hopped IPA"
Here we go...
Pour - orangish-red in color with a thick, rich, brain-y head on top. At first it looks a bit like an unfiltered ale but as it settles it becomes more clean, clear and golden in appearance.
Aroma - big, sweet, citrusy hops! Lots or orange and grapefruit along with some cotton candy. The smell of this IPA is more than enough to entice any hop lover to shove their face in their glass.
Taste - instantly sweet on the tongue and then WHAM! the bitterness takes over and you get a nice dry, crisp hop-enduced bite. Why I think of Pop Rocks is beyond me. This is very well balanced with a solid malt profile. There is also a tanginess that's quite refreshing and that citrusy hop flavor is pungent to the senses, it's almost in the sinuses. This does the American IPA style proud.
Overall - If you like a bitter, hoppy brew than you'll certainly find this beer enjoyable. I know we did. Great job. Solid, super drinkable and refreshing. This may be the only canned IPA in the state of Alabama but it's definitely a good one!
Would I buy more of it? - absolutely. I like to make the rounds with IPAs all summer long and this would certainly be on my beer list.
Note - Good People plans to can their Snake Handler Double IPA in the future. It's a 9.3% hop bomb with 103 IBUs that's guaranteed to pack a serious bite. We can't wait for that to hit shelves.
Posted by Russ
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