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Good Humans - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

394 Ratings
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Ratings: 394
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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teamwiggum

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

02-14-2014 06:52:25 | More by teamwiggum
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jeffwright

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-14-2014 01:44:40 | More by jeffwright
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astronautjones

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

02-13-2014 22:33:53 | More by astronautjones
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Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-11-2014 17:37:27 | More by Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
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SpartyJoe

Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

02-02-2014 03:15:30 | More by SpartyJoe
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mikejonze

Michigan

3.15/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Dark brown pour - ruby red where the light passes through on the edges - with a thin, soapy head. Aroma of brown sugar, chocolate and even a little bourbon. Tastes like brown bread with raisins, very light coffee roast & bitterness. Warm, fairly boozy finish. Pretty good for a brown ale, but brown ales aren't really the greatest to begin with.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 03:30:53 | More by mikejonze
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elevatedgreens

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

01-28-2014 03:36:58 | More by elevatedgreens
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Pog-Mo-Thoin

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

01-21-2014 02:50:17 | More by Pog-Mo-Thoin
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/22/2013. Pours slightly hazy ruby brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, orange zest, lemon zest, caramel, toast, brown sugar, chocolate, coffee, light nuttiness, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop and dark/roasted malt notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, brown sugar, toast, cocoa, light coffee, brown bread, light nuttiness, floral, grass, pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of earthy floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, brown sugar, cocoa, brown bread, light coffee, light nuttiness, floral, pine, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/roast malt flavor with moderate hop presence; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a moderately creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice imperial brown ale. All around good balance, complexity, and robustness of dark/roast malt and moderate hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 21:55:17 | More by superspak
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TreyIsWilson

Michigan

3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a dark brown with a ne-finger white head. Nice amount of lacing.

S - Some roasted malts with a bit of piney hops.

T - Sweet roasted malts with some coffee and caramel notes. The hops show up in the finish giving a light bitterness.

M - Medium body wih light carbonation. Dry mouthfeel.

O - Decent beer. Nothing bad, nothing great. Would drink again, bu wouldn't seek out.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 05:30:34 | More by TreyIsWilson
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TheConnMan

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-14-2014 17:36:22 | More by TheConnMan
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Norseman

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-13-2014 23:56:07 | More by Norseman
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breakingbland

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

01-13-2014 23:35:33 | More by breakingbland
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Tasted 12 November 2013, reviewed from notes.

Pours a mahogany brown, clear. Looks brown, but turns reddish with light behind it. Yellowy-orange head, about half a finger. Decent retention and lacing.

Smell is kinda funny. It's almost in the realm of a black IPA, with a powerfully woody, nutty roast that reminds me of brazil nuts with some char, plus an overlayer of some slightly citrusy herbal hops. An unusual combination.

Taste is a moderately sweet, moderately alcoholic brown ale. It's nutty but very dark; not sweet nuts but dark nuts like walnuts and pasty almonds. Has a slightly chalky bitterness that nut skins sometimes have.

Feel is medium-bulky. Carbonation is rather low. I'd like it to be a bit lighter and a bit more carbonated.

This is an odd beer, which I suppose shouldn't surprise me from Short's. It's like they throw all kinds of stuff in a blender to see if it works, and if it doesn't work they throw some other stuff in a blender. Occasionally they get hits, but often they get oddballs like this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 15:54:40 | More by zeledonia
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BeanwhileMar

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

01-09-2014 21:38:47 | More by BeanwhileMar
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JMurphy41

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

01-03-2014 02:34:02 | More by JMurphy41
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DanGeo

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-02-2014 22:56:37 | More by DanGeo
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RaulMondesi

California

3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Good brew for Raul. I'm not on the top of Mount Vesuvius, I'm not in the Hanging Gardens Of Babylon, but I'm feeling this one well enough that I can close my eyes in the garden section of Home Depot and feel that I am in some unearthly place.

Nice malts, nice caramel, smooth and mellow like a player would want it... Just a good one to have when you're feelin' good.

Ya feel me, my peeps?

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 03:42:37 | More by RaulMondesi
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reebtaerG

Maryland

3.66/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter

A-amber color with a creamy white head

S-aroma is nice with coffee, caramel, chocolate, malt, pine, and hop

T-light roasted coffee with hints of pine and chocolate with a hop finish

M-medium light body with light carbonation

O-good dry hopped brown ale could use more complexity

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 15:22:58 | More by reebtaerG
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PaulyB83

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-19-2013 04:18:31 | More by PaulyB83
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TypsiYpsi

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-18-2013 00:46:29 | More by TypsiYpsi
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FrankHammer

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-16-2013 17:30:30 | More by FrankHammer
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: dark brown color but with a touch of clarity. almost no foamy at all and quickly leaves nothing behind

Smell: roasted malts. some candy sweetness and citrusy hops

Taste: roasted slightly smokey malt taste. hop bitterness but not much taste to the hops. some alcohol.

Mouthfeel: some bitterness and a touch of stickiness. medium body

Overall: I like the hint of sweetness and i wish there was more of it. I don't like the hops and roasty malt combination outside of stouts. Also a little bit weak on flavor for so strong of alcohol

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2013 01:09:01 | More by SportsandJorts
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jemarent

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

12-08-2013 06:39:58 | More by jemarent
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Fargrow

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-07-2013 16:19:57 | More by Fargrow
Good Humans from Short's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 394 ratings.