Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Pours a deep golden color with a thin white head and decent retention. Very deep golden yellow hue on this. Looks beautiful. Smells of piney hops and bitter esters, but with a malty profile as well. Taste follows the nose as you get the astringent hops at the front but it fades into the malty backbone in the finish. Thick, chewy body. Very well balanced beer. The hop profile balance perfectly with the malty sweetness and the body is almost as thick as a stout. I love it. It's a very smooth DIPA. By far Good People's best brew. Snake Handler is up there with some of the best DIPAs in the world.
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12 oz. can (from notes). Pours a clear amber color with a small off white head. The aroma has grapefruit citrus, pine and floral hops with some moderately sweet caramel malts and light toast. The flavor is well balanced with smooth caramel malts and the grapefruit, citrus, pine and floral hops from the nose. The one I had was lightly carbonated. 1stRndDraught (10) - Birmingham, USA - APR 30, 2013
This is an excellent brew. However, while it’s a great product from GPBC I also believe it is their most overrated. I had heard all the buzz for nearly 6 months before actually trying it (not the easiest to find in cans, even in downtown B’ham). No question it was great, but I do not think it deserves all the hype it gets. Ed5388 (3488) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2013
12oz can. Pours a clear copper orange color with a small white head. Aroma is nice and citrusy, grapefruit, pine, and some maltiness. Taste is big and hoppy. Plenty of citrus flavor, piney and resinous, with a light caramel sweetness. One of my favorite DIPA! StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2013
12 oz can courtesy of Monte. Thanks. Pours a cloudy orange-copper color with a small white head that has fair retention. The aroma is medium-strong with grapefruit, pine and some salty sweat. The taste features grapefruit, pineapple, a bit of pine, caramel and some biscuit. The palate is smooth and silky with lively carbonation. The finish is medium in duration with some lingering harsh bitterness. Overall: Very tasty DIPA. Good job good people.
BiggOnion (68) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Good citrus notes, but balanced and smooth. Served in cans and on tap. Perfect with seafood or something spicy bytemesis (9005) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 14, 2013
Tap. Pours clear amber, small off white head, great lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, nice but not strong. Flavor is the same, light sweet, strong bitter. Medium body, oily mouthfeel. Nice, a bit too bitter?
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Dang, hey wow, thanks for the awesome beer, Birmingham. Served on draft at the J. Clyde there. I declined the pint it’s usually served in (9.3%!) and opted for a 10oz pour. Nose is lovely citrus, pineapple, and grass. Some mango and apricot. Tastes a bit sweet, but still great. Wonderful recommendation from my bartender, Linc. ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Aaaahhh... a gazillion down today and finally an IPA! It’s about time. This will certainly seem more refreshing than under normal conditions. It has a pale golden color with a white head. Looks great... The aroma is mostly of bready malts, with a slightly citrus hop aroma. It smells cozy... smooth... classy. Grrrowl! In the mouth, it’s as thick and doughy as in the aroma, with a really great, fresh, dry-hopped finish. Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. Smooth, and great. Huhzubendah (3736) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Thanks to the ever generous drabmuh for the gift.
The beer is pretty hazy and appears sunburst orange colored with a gargantuan crafted white head. Excellent head retention with ample lacing plastering the walls of the pint glass.
The aroma is a combo of sweet, fruity malts and resiny pine, with a slight leaning toward pine.
Good flavor. Balanced for sure. This is not a west coast hop bomb, but rather, a well crafted and balanced beer. Alcohol presence is well masked. The finish brings a touch of bitterness that is mitigated by caramel malts and a mild fruit character.
The feel is medium bodied with appropriate carbonation. Not particularly aggressive in either the hop or malt domain, but again, a balance of the two. A blue collar DIPA.
Overall, a solid offering. While not among the greats of a highly competitive style, this is an enjoyable and drinkable brew.
Serving type: can
Reviewed on: 03-20-2012