j12601 (13297) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - APR 21, 2012
Can at a tasting at Max’s for Sam’s visit. Pours a hazy gold with a thin white head. Softly hoppy on the nose, light citrus and hops. Medium bodied, sweet caramel. Good strong bitterness on the finish, light warmth. Decent enough IPA. jtclockwork (17631) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2012
Can at MaxxDaddy’s tasting. Pours cloudy orange with white head. Nose/taste of pineapple, caramel malt, grass and pine. Taste is very dry and grassy especially in finish. Medium body. Aurelius (5652) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2012
Baked pineapple aroma. Golden ale,a bit darker than their pale ale. Clingy head. Dry, woody, silky mouthfeel, grassy tones, green pecan, assertive bitterness. Medium to slightly heavy body. Long bitter finish. Taproom, BABC. SHIG (4965) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 2, 2012
Can: poured a hazy orange with fluffy white head. Aroma is fruit and hops. Taste is well balanced hops and malt. Very refreshing and drinkable IPA. Suttree (6537) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 2, 2012
Sampled at the 2012 East Nashville Beer festival. Cloudy orange, nice white head. Smells citrusy, smokey, a little grassy. Clean an crisp palate. Flavor is citrus and grassy hops, thin malts. Not fancy, but tasty.
Beerlando (3343) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2012
12 oz. can. Pours a clear, dark, orange-amber body with a tall, lasting head of off-white froth. Lacing is incredibly dense and hard, coating the glass in a solid shroud of foam. The nose is based in lightly fruited bread and decently attenuated crystal malt. Hops suggest of apricot and sweet orange peel. Flavors are balanced, leaning slightly towards the malty side, showing decent fruit character but ultimately too much sweetness. The palate is substantive and smooth up front, with feathery carbonation and a moderately astringent, sticky finish. Decent, drinkable brew. Better than I expected, but I wasn’t expecting much. stewajt (30) - Alabama, USA - MAR 18, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2012 Good looking can. Pours copper. Piney and citrusy with a little grass. Slightly hazy. Dry and crisp. Could definitely drink out of the can this summer by the pool. DrnkMcDermott (3176) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2012
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 (3172) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2012
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
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.