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Good Humans - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

392 Ratings
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Ratings: 392
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.85%
Wants: 15
Gots: 20 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
19 IBU

(Beer added by: webmanspidey on 12-20-2009)
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cynical1027

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

02-21-2012 03:39:22 | More by cynical1027
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SnaxStL

Missouri

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-19-2012 03:51:57 | More by SnaxStL
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ghostwalker

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at a MI Whole Foods.

A: Root beer brown body. Very thin paper-white head.

S: Nose is almost non- existent. Probably a result of the shaker pint cold pour they give you here, but I can't rate it higher for supposition of smell.

T: Flavor is very good. Smooth caramel maltiness melts into a huge hop bite on the finish. Great hoppy brown!

M: Mouthfeel is thin. No real surprise here, given the style. Moderate carb. Slick and slightly tart.

O: Higher than I expected. Tasty and quenching. A very solid and respectable session brown with hopitude.

Serving type: on-tap

02-18-2012 21:03:59 | More by ghostwalker
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BMMillsy

Florida

2.61/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Had this one after a few while downtown in Ann Arbor. Pours dark cloudy brown with not much head. Smells of booze, roasted grain, piney hops, some sweet molasses. Taste is pretty harsh, and I am not sure what they were going for here. Heavy burnt booze flavor, some bitter but not balancing, molasses, roast. Mouthfeel is a lot of booze, a little syrup, with low carbonation. This one was just unpleasant for me. Not a fan.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 22:34:48 | More by BMMillsy
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BearsOnAcid

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown pour; khaki head.

Grassy, piney aroma aroma. Chocolate and nut nose.

Sharp tingly hop bite. Resinous and piney. Chocolate and toasted nut flavor follows. Some caramel malt sweetness. Very enjoyable. Reminds me of Ellie's Brown; maybe a little hoppier. Definitely hoppier in the nose. Alcohol had a kick on the palate. I rather enjoyed this one but I have a soft spot for hoppy brown ales.

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2012 21:54:50 | More by BearsOnAcid
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SuperNova777

Indiana

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-14-2012 22:51:08 | More by SuperNova777
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

02-11-2012 22:44:36 | More by AgentZero
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Gkimbo

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-11-2012 00:48:30 | More by Gkimbo
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-07-2012 00:21:15 | More by DaveHack
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TCJosh

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

01-31-2012 21:03:49 | More by TCJosh
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senorscientist

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-30-2012 06:44:38 | More by senorscientist
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danskyad

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-30-2012 00:00:14 | More by danskyad
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dmorley21

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-28-2012 23:44:38 | More by dmorley21
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BPickle

Michigan

1/5  rDev -73.5%

01-28-2012 00:49:52 | More by BPickle
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heff316

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.4%

01-23-2012 23:33:34 | More by heff316
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schwee

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-21-2012 03:00:06 | More by schwee
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imperialking

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-20-2012 23:35:21 | More by imperialking
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trxxpaxxs

New York

2.8/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to wintbs379 for this bottle.

A: Pours a simplistic, but perfect, murky brown. There is very little head, but a thin khaki colored ring forms along the top of the beer. There is minimal lacing as it drinks.

S: The nose is caramel malt, citrus hops, a touch of balsamic vinegar, and some dirt/earthiness. Honestly, it's not the most appealing scent.

T: This beer starts off with a nice caramel backbone, but the dirt and vinegar come through right after. Afterwards, there is a nice citrus hop profile that shines as the beer lingers on the palate. At the exact moment that this beer starts to get good , I'm bombarded with flavors of dirt and old grass. Something is a bit off. The finish is dirt and lemon.

M: Medium bodied beer. This has low carbonation, and the flavors stick to the palate as it drinks. Some of the flavors are unwanted.

O: I'm not a fan of this beer. I don't know if it's been sitting for too long, or if this is how it's supposed to taste. I have had a lot of bad luck with Shorts' beers in the past, so I'm not surprised that this is yet another flunker.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2012 03:03:20 | More by trxxpaxxs
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madeofsteel

Michigan

3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured into a nonic, pours a murky dark reddish brown. A fairly hard pour yielded about half an inch worth of off-white head. Little retention, but some nice lacing.

S - Warming malts, faint booze.

T - Nutty, a little bready, with faint hints of caramel. Hazelnut or somesuch definitely seems to be the main flavor. No hops to speak of, which is just fine for this brew.

M - Creamy, but leaves a bit of funk afterwards.

O - It's a bit sweeter than Bellaire Brown, which I honestly like. But I don't know how it holds up against some other Michigan browns. Not bad, though.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2012 21:34:35 | More by madeofsteel
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GRPunk

Michigan

4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a nonic pint.

A- The appearance struck me as almost thin or watery at first. While I saw a good deal of sediment slide from the bottle, the body was still a cleanish, brown-red with moderate carbonation. A sloppy pour produced a 1-finger, tan head that sustained as a light foam that left really good, sticky rings.

S- The aroma puts aside any notions of "thin.". Organic hops explode from the bottle with herbal scents. Powdered hot chocolate plays a part in this very deep and rich nose. Hints of brown sugar. It moves fairly malt forward with warmth.

T- So good! Chocolate and nuts combine to remind me of some overpriced, milk chocolate peanuts I purchased to help a fundraiser. Hints of butter. Nice hop finish is leafy and herbal. No alcohol in flavor, saved for warmth in mouthfeel.

M- Medium bodied, almost full bodied considering the style. Moderate carbonation. Light hop bite and the slightest, ABV warmth.

O- Wonderful American brown ale. Rich, yet extremely drinkable. It's a great fall/winter brew. Higher ABV is deceptively well-hidden. It went really well with the considerable snow we received over the weekend.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 02:32:29 | More by GRPunk
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tetonka4kzoo

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-15-2012 01:58:42 | More by tetonka4kzoo
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.4%

01-13-2012 06:51:02 | More by ygtbsm94
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sorvats

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-12-2012 00:45:40 | More by sorvats
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Ohiovania

Ohio

3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up some last weekend in MI. Poured into a snifter.

Great smell, herbal/ slightly spicy biscuity breads.

The dry hopped character was fantastic.

I certainly wish I could get this beer on a regular basis. Hopefully they will up their distro to OH someday soon.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 06:52:27 | More by Ohiovania
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cetherid

Indiana

3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Been awhile since I've reviewed a beer. Seemed like a good night to start back up.

poured into a tulip (bottled about a month ago)

A.

Beer is a murky brown/mahogany color with a small off-white head that dissipates rather quickly to a ring around the glass. No real lacing going on either.

S.

Malty right up front. Very nutty with notes of caramel and chocolate...slightly reminiscent of breadcrust. Hops subtle but still noticeable.

T.

Similar to nose. Very sweet and nutty but those hops that were modest in the nose are more detectible here in the taste, before finishing off with a light caramel sweetness.

M.

Beer is rather thin. Carbonation rather light but the slight dry finish is rather enjoyable. At first sip it feels like it's going to be a little cloying on the palate but I think the added hops help prevent that.

O.

Overall this is a fairly decent brown ale. This is one of my least favorite styles but I still tried to rate accordingly. The ugly lifeless appearance and thin mouth feel knocked it down more than anything really.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2012 04:36:40 | More by cetherid
Good Humans from Short's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 392 ratings.