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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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Fcip78

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very tasty, very unique beer. The nelson sauvin hops were a good choice, really good that they used it for glittering as well as aroma.

Anchor are truly artisans with this offering, pours hazy golden with a nice foamy head, nice spicy notes, good use of balance in the ingredients. I wish they brewed this year-round.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 02:56:10 | More by Fcip78
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tbeer40

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

01-10-2014 22:06:06 | More by tbeer40
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

01-07-2014 19:23:43 | More by Griffith
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thegiantc

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

01-06-2014 02:17:27 | More by thegiantc
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brandonld23

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

12-26-2013 18:54:18 | More by brandonld23
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KGalindo

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

12-22-2013 01:10:45 | More by KGalindo
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humulusphile

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

12-13-2013 02:50:11 | More by humulusphile
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liquorpig

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

12-12-2013 00:16:23 | More by liquorpig
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gmerrick

California

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

12-07-2013 05:06:08 | More by gmerrick
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Techichi

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

12-05-2013 02:23:06 | More by Techichi
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.59/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a hand glass.

A: Slightly hazy golden hue. Pours a 2 finger, frothy, white head. Craters slowly and unevenly, leaving a cratered surface and dry residue behind. Pervasive lacing.

S: Soft hop notes, sourdough bread.

T: Crisp hops, strong bitterness, yeast, grapefruit pith, and a little fruit sweetness.

M: Very crisp, a little thick, pungent finish remains on the palate.

D: Sip and savor, especially due to bitter character.

Atmosphere is really nice. Thick, frothy head, and lots of persistent lacing. Nose is piney and doughy. Piney hops with characteristic citrus pith and a bit of a yeasty character balanced with a slight fruity sweet note. Overall, this is a good quaff.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 03:14:42 | More by bmwats
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DavidBart

New York

3/5  rDev -19.6%

11-08-2013 00:35:45 | More by DavidBart
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deadliest

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

11-03-2013 18:20:37 | More by deadliest
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EmperorBevis

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

11-01-2013 17:54:57 | More by EmperorBevis
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BodiesLexus

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

10-27-2013 02:43:01 | More by BodiesLexus
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RBorsato

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

10-22-2013 19:01:31 | More by RBorsato
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

10-21-2013 00:15:25 | More by BillRoth
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

10-20-2013 13:39:50 | More by jaydoc
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chrishiker1409

New York

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

10-13-2013 03:01:02 | More by chrishiker1409
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FLima

Brazil

3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice greeting card. Golden color with a thick three fingers head with great retention and leaving lots of laces.
Citrusy aroma with notes of oranges and pine.
Fruity and hoppy flavor but far from aggressive starts bold but finishes smooth. Different taste from most APAs. Notes of orange peel and white wine, tea leaves, a bit of pepper, pine and sweet caramel malt. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light body with appropriate carbonation with tiny bubbles.
This is a very elegant ale, well balanced, highly drinkable and original (likely due to its vinous touch). A recommended pleasant APA.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 17:06:53 | More by FLima
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hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

10-11-2013 20:14:57 | More by hansavijaticar
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

10-03-2013 02:07:23 | More by OregonGrown7
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OKCNittany

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

09-29-2013 04:29:03 | More by OKCNittany
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grubefresh

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

09-24-2013 03:56:17 | More by grubefresh
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Skibum211

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

09-23-2013 02:18:07 | More by Skibum211
Anchor Humming Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 630 ratings.