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Anchor Humming Ale - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Humming AleAnchor Humming Ale

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630 Ratings
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Ratings: 630
Reviews: 327
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 18
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Anchor Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Offa on 11-04-2009)
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climax

Missouri

4.45/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

All things point in a good direction after pouring this one. A demonstrative fluffy eggshell head rises and only falls after I agitate it to extract the aroma (which didn't need much coaxing).

This thing fumes that pungent, bitter, earthy, diacetylic aroma just as their steam beer does. That said, there's no shortage of character in the aroma, I can smell it across the room. Leafy hop tones, sourdough bread, and lemon zest all grace the nostrils.

It's certainly a hop forward pale ale, the bitterness is assertive from beginning to end. A snappy herbal tone starts it off, and fades to a slightly sweet citrusy finish. Hints of mint sprig, red apple, and bread begin to intensify as it sits.

The body is on the light side, never watery but extremely quaffable. Feel is very slick with a sharp bite. The finish isn't overly dry, yet leaves the mouth more than ready for another sip.

This is a very well done beer, and different from all the other APAs out there. It's full of flavor and character, my only regret is that I only bought a single....

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2011 03:19:20 | More by climax
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Anchor Humming Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 630 ratings.