Anchor Humming Ale - Anchor Brewing Company
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Reviews by motorhed:
2.1/5 rDev -43.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
Served on-tap at a bar in a traditional pint glass.
A - Medium cloudiness, fairly orange/amber in color, with about a 1/2 inch of light tan head. No lacing.
S - I'm picking up a very strange combination of things here including banana, a strong herbal scents, and honey. Not at all what i was expecting for an APA. Passed it around and several people made comment "that smells awful".
T - I was conflicted about this beer. I didn't think it smelled particularly good but the taste kept me, at a minimum, interested. It had a lot going on and thought the herbal/mint/grassy notes were overpowering the sweetness. Don't really taste any hop/bitterness in the beer. It finished on the dry side.
M - Medium carb, dry finish
O - Overall, i commend Anchor for going out on a limb and trying something different. It certainly is an interesting beer and will catch you off guard if you're looking for a standard APA. I would go as far as saying that i would never buy it again but i would say that this beer is not for the faint of heart. It's definitely not a beer i would offer to others if i was hosting a gathering. That said, if you're looking for something outside the norm, give it a try.
Serving type: on-tap
01-27-2012 16:50:36 | More by motorhed
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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
03-28-2014 13:37:35 | More by MarkoNm
Anchor Humming Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 629 ratings.