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Anchor Humming Ale - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Humming AleAnchor Humming Ale

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632 Ratings
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Ratings: 632
Reviews: 328
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 18
Gots: 22 | 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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damndirtyape

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single bottle poured into a shaker pint glass. Bottled on August 11 2010 according to the code (0GK).

Appearance: A hazy orange-amber beer that pours a dense 1/8" persistent off white head with a hard pour. Lots of lacing - thick walls, strands and islands of the stuff. Very persistent lacing. Good looking beer.

Smell: Hoppy citrus (mostly lemon) is all I get on a deep inhale. Very singular smell with this beer.

Taste: A very hop forward, but bitter profile beer. Citrus (lemon and a hint of sour orange), bergamot, and hop bitterness dominate. There is an attempt for the malt to come through in the middle, but it gets slapped back down by the bitter finish. It's tasty, but you need to a fan of bitter hops for this one.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation, but not so much that it's spicy on the tongue. Very smooth beer - just right thickness. Not too thick, not too watery.

Drinkability: Due to the bitterness I can only have one of these at a time, but, this beer does grow on me and it's a nice change from the lagers I've been having. Definitely a good beer if you're a hophead, and while I'm not, it's a good beer. Went quite well with a garlic and lime fajita, and I think I could slowly work on one of these alone without food.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2010 22:42:05 | More by damndirtyape
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Danilo_SP


3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-27-2014 19:09:25 | More by Danilo_SP
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trevreef

California

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
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

07-19-2014 08:28:32 | More by zestar
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

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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

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Anchor Humming Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 632 ratings.