Anchor Humming Ale - Anchor Brewing Company
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3.8/5 rDev +1.9%
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.
10-12-2013 17:06:53 | More by FLima
4/5 rDev +7.2%
Appearance: Clear golden orange crowned with a massive, dense white head. Thick, glass-coating lacing adorns the glass walls. Numerous fine bubbles drift lazily to the surface.
Aroma: Abundant floral, citric, and pine hops, laid atop a base of pale malt. The hop aroma seems rather assertive.
Taste: Opens sharply hoppy, with abundant pine tar flavors. These dominate the taste throughout. Beneath the hops, there is a strong pale malt background, with toasted and caramel flavors. Nonetheless, the malt seems almost an afterthought in the presence of the massive hop load. Finishes with a lingering herbal bitterness, and a subdued caramel malt flavor.
Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, velvety, quite full.
Drinkability/notes: An outstanding example of the style, quite over-the-top.
Presentation: Packaged in a custom twelve-ounce bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.
08-18-2013 15:25:57 | More by Pegasus
3.54/5 rDev -5.1%
appearance: strong, dark orange, medium carbonation; forms a stable 2 fingers high crown which faded slowly and left nice rings after drinking.
smell: soft, kinda underwhelming light smell; can detect sweet malts and fruity, citrus hops
taste: starts bitter then comes to a smooth and pleasant finish; soft citrus, grapefruit notes are found in the bitterness and stay with you
moutfeel: pleasantly spicy but light carbonation feel, medium body, very easy to drink; refreshing, leaves smooth citrus bitterness
overall: light, fruity, smooth bitterness, good brew, a nice drinkable APA
08-15-2013 22:45:19 | More by tmzl
4.4/5 rDev +18%
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance - Pours a deep golden color. Slow poured with no head. Slight lacing around the sides of the glass. Bubbles constantly racing to the top and forming slight rings of lacing around the edge.
Smell - Fruity and hoppy smell. Almost feels inviting. Hits of citrus and and orange also appear. Smooth smell.
Taste - Bitter tasting at first and then finishes smooth. Very very hoppy tasting at first that turns into a smooth tasting and very pleasing finish. Citrus and orange flavoring aftertaste. A complex tasting brew. Zesty at first that fades to a relaxing and satisfying finish.
Mouthfeel - On the light slide. Surprisingly carbonated.
Overall - Absolutely the love the way this beer pours, perfect color and lacing. It looks inviting. The smell is fruity and hoppy at the same time. It has a good bite to it at first which quickly fades to a smooth finish and a orange flavoring aftertaste. A light beer that will be perfectly refreshing during the summer. One of my absolute favorite tasting beers.
07-14-2013 00:43:10 | More by Kevin60
Anchor Humming Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 636 ratings.