Anchor Humming Ale - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by BrownNut:
3.76/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
The main thing I took away from this was yeast. Smelled like yeast, tasted like yeast. There was a little sour tang. There was an almost floral smell that I think was really a facet of the yeast. I was surprised to learn this is classed as an APA. I wasn't sure what to call it before I read that. Sometimes you crave malt and sometimes you crave hops. I'm not sure if I have craved yeast before, but I don't know too many others that deliver on the yeast like this one. If I have that craving, I'll know what to get. And otherwise it's a perfectly fine beer to just session with.
Like other Anchor beers, I feel it is solid. You can taste the experience of the hands that made it, sort of like Sierra Nevada's consistent quality but maybe a notch or two down. Also like the others, I think it doesn't particularly stand out in any category other than overall solidness. And also like the others, one sort of odd note defines it, in this case the yeast. Overall it's a beer I'd be happy enough to session if you served it, but isn't one I'd think to keep on hand or in most cases specifically go out to buy.
Serving type: bottle
05-22-2012 01:39:01 | More by BrownNut
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3.98/5 rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Great tour at Anchor Brewing Co. and this was one of my favorite tastings, I have to say hoppy type of beer very very smooth to savor. I was also spoiled enough to have a freshly made pour, so that is definitely how all beer should be consumed in beer heaven. It was almost fruity tasting. I need some of this on tap or draft so please advice when I can get it aside from the Headquarters. fyi, from a bottle it's alright but definitely reminiscent of the goodness.
Serving type: on-tap
07-27-2014 05:08:08 | More by trevreef
3.48/5 rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Pours a dark golden, slightly orangey color, and a small white head which quickly disappears.
The aroma is my favourite, although slightly weaker than I'm used to - citrusy hops dominate the smell.
The taste starts neutral with a slight bitterness, slightly fruity, and finishes with a strong spicy taste, which also stays in the aftertaste.
Very nice ale, although I have a feeling, nothing really extra rememberful.
Serving type: bottle
03-28-2014 13:37:35 | More by MarkoNm
Anchor Humming Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 632 ratings.