Good People Brewing Company IPA (365 Day 194)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer, Beer on Monday, June 13th, 2011

Good People IPA

Getting close. Beer number 194 was from Alabama. IPA by Good People Brewing Company helps me get the number of states I need an American craft beer down to single digits. Yes, that is correct, nine state are left. I know the last nine will be more difficult than the first 41 but I already feel a sense of accomplishment.

As I was opening IPA there were thoughts going through my head of “What would an IPA from Alabama taste like?” I didn’t end up with pleasant or satisfying mental answers. After all, it is Alabama, what can they know about brewing?

I have to start off by saying “Sorry!” I was completely wrong. “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.” (Enough with the damn quotes already.)

Good people make a solid offering here that, if you did a blind taste test, would believe that beer came from somewhere on or around the west coast. Pine and citrus hops balance with caramel malt to yield one outstanding liquid experience.

This beer has given me a dilemma: how to convince the wife we need to take a vacation to Alabama. Enjoy!

Aroma: 9, Taste: 9, Look: 10, Drinkability: 9, Overall: 9.2

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