Good People Pale Ale

Alabama
United States
Good People Pale Ale Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
84
Aroma:
19 / 24
Flavor:
34 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
Description 

Our flagship brew balances the subtle caramel tones of Two-Row & 5 Specialty Malts with just the right amount of hops. Complex and versatile, it’s good anytime, anywhere for any occasion.

Profile

ABV: 
5.8%
IBUs: 
37.8
Hops: 
Columbus, Cascade, Chinook
Malts: 
Two-Row, Specialty
Judges Review 
Mike Castagno's picture
Judges Rating:
84
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
34 / 40
Mouthfeel:
9 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

This example of an APA is a divergence from the traditional American Pale Ale. Typically you expect to see a bright citrus hop aroma and flavor with a noticeable yet pleasant bitterness. In this beer, however, there is a moderate level of bready, doughy malt with a touch of cracker and a surprising Continental-type spicy hop aroma with a slightly sharp mineral character and a touch of sulfur. The beer has an excellent finish; it's dry and crisp, leaving a refreshingly clean aftertaste. The bitterness is moderate and quick to fade, which leaves you reaching for more, sip after sip, throughout the beer. Its departure from tradition, while appreciated, may disappoint the consumer if they were seeking more of a Sierra Nevada-inspired Pale Ale. This beer constantly reminds me more of a Dortmunder Export albeit it slightly more ale-like than lager. Still, this is an enjoyable, easy-drinking beer for a warm summer day.