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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   IBU: 64   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 11/4/2011. Poured from a 12 oz. can into a pint glass. Thanks to RC0032 for bringing this back for me. Good People IPA pours a tangerine caramel color, mostly hazy, with an absolutely beautiful dollup of eggshell foam on top. Small and large bubbles stay intermixed in a great retaining head that leaves lace all over the glass. The nose is fairly restrained. It smells mostly of sweet caramel malt, with a grapefruit and spicy pine back. The flavor is fairly mild as well. Soft malt has a caramel sweetness and a fair amount of cereal grain flavor. A few earthy and spicy notes lead into a most pine flavored hop bill. Some grapefruit and orange rind round out the bitter flavor. A light bitterness lingers through the finish. This is definitely unfiltered; a slight graininess is noticeable throughout each sip. The carbonation is fairly smooth, and the body feels a little fuller than the 6% ABV would let on. Not much in the way of residual hop resin, it is fairly clean. I generally prefer my IPAís to be more of the West Coast variety, light on the malts and heavy on the fruity hops. This was more on the gentle side, but I would drink it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadIndian (2618) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Can. Sligh tin taste, but overall it was a good brew. Nice tropical fruit notes, grass and hop nice dry finish. I liked it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyMeerkat (3) - - FEB 17, 2012 does not count
Drank from can bought at the Highlands Package store in Birmingham. Very average tasting IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4882) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Can courtesy of brentfeesh- Cheers, Brent! Pours a yellow-orange color with a white head. Nose is caramel malt, earthy hops, and some sweet citrus. Flavor is similar- to call this "not overly hop-assertive" would be an exaggeration. Very mild, easy-drinking IPA with some caramel and some citrus. Nice beer, and easy to drink, although I had no idea the ABV was 6%; I would have said high 4s.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (7182) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 10, 2012
Can. Pours orange with an off white head. Grassy and light citric hoppy aroma with light earthy notes and toffee sweet malts. The flavor is floral and grassy, with sweet malty toffee notes. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
forsakenpariah (7) - - JAN 25, 2012 does not count
12 oz. can poured into imperial pint glass. Slightly hazy orange with a flimsy white head that flees quickly. Smell is of a pretty standard, no-frills east coast IPA -- some piney and floral hops with a little bread crust in the background. Hop bitterness up front in the mouth with some more Europeanish hops and a little malt taking up the rear. Medium thickness and carbonation. Not a bad IPA but there are much better choices out there. I mainly buy it because itís brewed right down the street from my house.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
orangesol (984) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Thanks to Deuane for giving me a can of this one. My very first Alabama beer. A - Pours murky orange with a huge three finger tall off white head leaving thin webs of lace down the glass. Nice pour. S - Smells of pungent citric hops, grapefruit and mango puree, light caramel sweetness, and some sticky pine resin. This one is a tiny bit old but still very nice. T - Starts off with a sizeable citric hop bite slowly giving way to hints of tropical fruits; mostly mango and grapefruit; growing caramel sweetness, and some sticky pine resin that clings to the pallet. I like the balance of hop to fruit in this one, it was pretty easy to drink and had plenty of flavor. M - Smooth body and strong flavor with moderate carbonation. The mix of hop bitterness and sweet fruit is a great combo. O - This one was really nice. It had a ton of hops and the fruit was still fairly fresh. The resins started to wear on me by the end of the glass but I could have another no problem.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (3814) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Can from liquor express. Pours dark burnt umber with half an inch of white foam. Itís leaving a ton of lacing in the glass. Nose is of Pine and spruce, very pleasant. Got a hint of orange on the tongue with pleasant hop flavor on the finish with very little bitterness. At 6% itís a bit too substantial to session but itís a nice example of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thewade (340) - USA - JAN 12, 2012
Nice beer. Picked up a 6 pack on the way through Alabama. Not too hoppy. Nice session beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2011
I love going places and trying local brews. Such was the case with this one on a recent trip to Birmingham. Surprisingly dark orange for an IPA (looked more like a chewy Double IPA) but the tan foamy head stuck around atop a fairly hazy beer. Aroma was mostly sweet caramelly malt with a faint wisp of citrus, but the flavor told a different story. Very sufficient bittering and a solid malt backbone complement each other well. I was happy the sweet aroma didnít come through in the taste since I dislike ho-hum (boring) overly crystalíd IPAs. Mouthfeel is medium to medium full, surprising big for a 6% IPA. Although I enjoy more classic citrus hop flavor which this beer lacks, it was enjoyable and worthy of trying it again when I visit BHM.

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