Good People IPA

Alabama
United States
Good People IPA Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

Our unfiltered, dry-hopped IPA packs a copper- colored aromatic punch. Herbal and earthy hops take center stage, tempered by light caramel flavors. Crisp and refreshing, it’s a hop lover’s dream.

Profile

ABV: 
7.1%
IBUs: 
75.5
Hops: 
Columbus, Willamette, Cascade, Simcoe, Citra
Malts: 
Two-Row, Specialty
Judges Review 
Mike Castagno's picture
Judges Rating:
92
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

A billowing cloud of hop essence hits you right as the beer is poured. Heavy grapefruit, ripe orange, pineapple, guava and a wisp of pine fill the air. Way underneath all that is a slight bready malt component and a touch of caramel. Another wave of hops appears as it warms: earthy and grassy, but also a touch cheesy. Impressive head retention covers a brilliant golden beer. Medium-high bitterness pairs with a dry finish. The bitterness lingers a little past the finish, but it does not overstay its welcome. The body is big enough to support the beer without being overwhelming and the caramel is just enough to soften the bitterness. All too often, IPAs feature caramel malts clashing defiantly with the hop bill, but this IPA is beautifully balanced. This is a beer that is excellent when cold but begins to become pedestrian as it warms. If it weren’t for the cheesy character that pokes out when it warms, this would be outstanding. Certainly a beer I would seek out when watching a football game.