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Good Humans - Short's Brewing Company

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474 Ratings
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Ratings: 474
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 17
Gots: 58 | 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:
Beer added by: webmanspidey on 12-20-2009

19 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of tectactoe
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a super deep amber and brown color, with a light-tan / off-white head leaving respectable amounts of lacing on the glass. Aroma is a heavy, heavy canvas of chocolate wheat, rich caramel, and burnt brown sugar with huge splashes of floral hops and pines. The brew has a strong nutty flavor, backed with cocoa beans, toffee, and hazelnut, intertwined with a crusade of roses, trees, and floral hops that float in and out. The malt and wheat flavors are the strongest up front, midway through, they give way to the heavy floral hop flavor, with a nice bitterness spike as it begins to fade out. The creamy, malt flavors are present all the way through - full of nuttiness, caramel, and sweet sugar. Medium body and a pretty average amount of carbonation.

Strange brew, as are many coming off of Shorts' line, but this one hits the mark pretty well. Is it an IPA? Is it a brown ale? Why can't it be both? I didn't know how a double-brown dry hopped beer would be, but the caramel flavors from the malt mix and the jungle flavors from the hops play nicely together.

Photo of Biffster
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

So the beer was poured from a bottle into a snifter. It is a deep copper/brown, with some amber and mahogany highlights. It has a strong off-white head that quickly dissipates but leaves a lace on the side of the glass.

The aroma starts with an enormous toffee, graham cracker, and chocolate blast with some low to medium hop aroma. There is lots of dark fruit, like overripe strawberries and plums. The toffee aroma grows as the sample warms. There is a very small, but perceptible, coffee aroma as it opens up.

The beer is big and bold and malty at the sip, but it gives way quickly to a bitterness that is, I expect, intended to counter the malty sweetness. It has a substantial hop flavor. In fact, it ends up not balancing all that well. It finishes malty but with a touch of hops, and not a small amount of warmth at the swallow. The finish is pleasingly dry and leads to a lingering hoppy but very malty finish.

It's rich and creamy, but light. A touch fluffy, but the alcohol does more than warms. It is a little hot.

This is a big but very drinkable beer I loved it, but there were a few issues that kept it from greatness.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of kawilliams81
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours a dark brown with a 2 finger light tan head. Nice curtain and spotting of lacing on the glass.

S- light roast, hazelnuts and some pine

T- sweet toasted malts, hazelnut, almost a light peanut butter, and some pine bitterness.

M- medium body and carbonation. Very smooth and slightly slick.

O- pretty tasty brown ale. More hazelnut, nuttiness than most others but still has nice flavors and bitterness.

Photo of JamesShoemaker
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really do like the nose on this one. Really nice hop influence going on. Overall, the hops really do stick with the beer on this one, providing a constant influence that clearly speaks of dry hops. A different take on brown ales that works out pretty nicely.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of danwho
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
2.95/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle date of 1/9/12 poured in to Founders tulip.

A - Slightly hazy medium amber colour with plenty of orange glow around the edges. One finger of cream coloured head.

S - Big nutty aroma up front with a hint of chocolate and some caramel. Some bitterness is apparent but only a faint floral hop aroma is present.

T - A huge bitterness up front with some floral and grassy flavours. The brown ale characteristics take the back seat here but are still very present, providing roasted nut, caramel and bready flavours. An interesting beer but something is just off and not coming together for me here.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation.

Photo of minterro
4.22/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle got from Keweenaw Co-op, pretty nifty store in Hancock MI.

Very cloudy dark copper colored beer. Not much but bits if off white lacy head

Lots of maltyness and caramel, but there is also a lot of sweetness.
Caramel and floral hops.

Pretty sweet flavored beer, Upfront very bready and caramely but then the finish is bitty and has floral hop qualities.

Medium to full bodied, moderately low carbonation but it works really well with the beer.

It grew on me while I was drinking it, it was overall very good.

Head died very quick. beer not as cloudy as noted last year. Many of the normal brown flavors just amped up.

Overall: decrease appearance and mouthfeel and increased taste and overall

Photo of aasher
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a lighter bodied dark amber in color with a slight off white lacing. It smells of slightly smoked malts and raisins. It's definitely on the malty side. The flavors are dry and hoppy with a nice malt backbone. I'm glad the hops are present here since they were absent in the nose. The flavor builds with time as well. It drinks light in body with a nice after taste. Overall this is a solid brown. I'm glad I could try it.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Good Humans from Short's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 474 ratings.