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Anchor Humming Ale - Anchor Brewing Company

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Anchor Humming AleAnchor Humming Ale

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Ratings: 647
Reviews: 328
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.63%
Wants: 19
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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4.5/5  rDev +21%

gmerrick, Dec 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21%

Techichi, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of bmwats
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

bmwats, Nov 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

DavidBart, Nov 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

deadliest, Nov 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

EmperorBevis, Nov 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

BodiesLexus, Oct 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

RBorsato, Oct 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

BillRoth, Oct 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

jaydoc, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

chrishiker1409, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of FLima
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

FLima, Oct 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

hansavijaticar, Oct 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

OregonGrown7, Oct 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

OKCNittany, Sep 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

grubefresh, Sep 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Skibum211, Sep 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

GFD400, Sep 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Kal, Sep 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

jeremy_J, Sep 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Jame515, Sep 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

jme015, Sep 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

JohnK17, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of Pegasus
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Pegasus, Aug 18, 2013
Photo of tmzl
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

tmzl, Aug 15, 2013
Anchor Humming Ale from Anchor Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 647 ratings.