DrnkMcDermott (2977) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wow, what a generic looking can. Next-to-last of my notes from last year’s DLD, where I got in TWO Alabama beers. Pours with a surprisingly dark brown color. Not a lot of foam, but then I’m at the bottom of the glass. Dry-hopping gives this a definite American Pale Ale slant, and helps make it tasty. The can has set for a while. But it’s still very decent, and I can find an English hop backbone.
Itzjerm (2060) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light on aroma... good at first but doesn’t last. Nice appearance head remains. Taste is very nice.. not to much for a can I can carry top notch! Get new graphics though. Palate very good sweet slight bitter not bad. Good beer!
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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 IPA’s 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.
MadIndian (2718) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Sligh tin taste, but overall it was a good brew. Nice tropical fruit notes, grass and hop nice dry finish. I liked it.
ThirstyMeerkat (3) - - FEB 17, 2012 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank from can bought at the Highlands Package store in Birmingham. Very average tasting IPA.
markwise (5085) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
blipp (7839) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
forsakenpariah (7) - - JAN 25, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 it’s brewed right down the street from my house.
orangesol (987) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
DiarmaidBHK (4054) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from liquor express. Pours dark burnt umber with half an inch of white foam. It’s 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% it’s a bit too substantial to session but it’s a nice example of the style.