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Good Humans - Short's Brewing Company

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very good

405 Ratings
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Ratings: 405
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.59%
Wants: 15
Gots: 24 | 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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Photo of twkirkby
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

twkirkby, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of dankster
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%

thanks to jamie for this bottle.

A- dark brown with tan head and small amount of lacing.

S- clean malt with funky sour hops.

T- more like a sour brown than a dry hopped double brown imo but still very good. toffee and hops with clean malts and a sour dry finish

M- dry crisp and clean. no more needs to be said

O- A fantastic brew from shorts here. wish i could get this all the time in colorado

dankster, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of dblab33
4/5  rDev +6.1%

dblab33, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of 33nickadams
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%

The appearance is dark brown and is slightly translucent. It's got a great color to it, especially since I usually drink beers that are either much lighter in color, or much darker. When poured, it gave about a finger of sticky head. The smell is still very nutty, and even though it says it is dry-hopped, I detect very little citrus on the nose. I do sense smells of butter and strawberry. Very interesting. Nice bready malts are the base here along with some nutty notes in the background. A small amount of alcohol is picked up at the end of the sip. Mouthfeel is medium and nicely carbonated. It does leave the mouth a little dry like an IPA would.
I am liking brown ales more and more. I really do think its an underrated style and can be done in many different varieties. I like the fact that this is a double brown ale and that its dry-hopped. I'd like to see more breweries stretching the boundaries of the classic styles.

33nickadams, Dec 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

TasteTester, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

IlPostino, Dec 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

NSaad23, Dec 13, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

SiRCRX, Dec 09, 2011
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5/5  rDev +32.6%

decadance, Dec 09, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

MacStinson, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

FreshmanPour77, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +32.6%

RudiNicole, Nov 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +32.6%

joelBfrasier, Nov 25, 2011
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Another6Pack, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

mmcnaughton, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +32.6%

FedExPope, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Gtg642, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

thebouch01, Nov 15, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

shuajw, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of brentk56
2.83/5  rDev -24.9%

Appearance: Pours a cloudy chestnut color with a well=formed head; very good retention and shards of lace are left behind

Smell: Brown sugar and caramel dominate the nose; the alcohol is readily discernable as are the hops

Taste: The sweet caramel and brown sugar flavors dominate at the outset but are joined by a bitterness that verges on sour; I cannot tell if this is what the brewer intended or whether it is another example of Short's quality control problems

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with prickly carbonation and considerable warmth in the gullet

Overall: I was hoping for much more from this brew and don't think the sourness was intended

Thanks, FlandersNed, for the opportunity

brentk56, Sep 04, 2011
Photo of sendsilk
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%

This is one of several Shorts beers I have been reviewing thanks to Scoot 1969, thanks again Scott. He loves sending me this off center stuff.

A- Dark and murky, less than impressive

S- This throws me off. I am learning what kind of weird scents and flavors to expect with Shorts. This smells like a funky, hoppy tart brown ale. I'm only calling it a brown ale because it is totally brown.

T- Tart, funky, shorts brew. The hops aren't as prevalent as I anticipated. I actually really DIG this beer. This is probably my favorite tasting beer from Shorts, Uber Goober a close second.

M- A little lighter than the color would lead you to believe. Pretty nice.

O- This looked like it would be a total 'try it once and never think about it again' beer, but I was pleasantly surprised!

sendsilk, Aug 19, 2011
Photo of Brez07
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%

Reviewing from notes. 12oz bottle poured into a mini snifter

A: Caramel colored with some amber highlights. Thin layer of white head with limited retention and no lacing

S: Dark malt, roasted malt, burnt caramel, bitter hops (faded)

T: Bitter hops mixed with light bread malt. Has an earthy flavor to it. Touch of brown sugar sweetness

M: Light to medium bodied. Wish this was a bit more full. Slightly dry finish with the hops

D: Easy drinking. Bigger hop presence was a nice addition to a rather standard brown. Try it

Brez07, Jul 18, 2011
Photo of Franz4
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A- poured with a solid 2 finger tan head, color is dark brown, almost opaque.

S- scent is toffee and toasty, just the slightest hint of a cappucinno like presence as well.

T- it has a nutty flavor, hazelnut, I think that's what I was picking up in the nose. Really drinks quite well, only a very slight hop bitterness that's well disguised by this malt-dominant brew.

M- This really shocked me, it's drinking very smooth. Carbonation is present in just the right amount, it makes this go down real easy.

O- I really enjoyed this one, it brought something different to the style that in my opinion, improved upon it. Nice work Shorts.

Franz4, Jul 15, 2011
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%

Taken from notes on 4.20.11

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A - Deep medium brown in color with a tan head. Good retention.

S - Malts, wheat, barley.

T - Lemon sour, malts, nuts, hops.

D - Good carbonation.

O - Very interesting. It is a nice hoppy sour ale.

HuskyinPDX, Jun 02, 2011
Photo of Lunch
4.22/5  rDev +11.9%

12oz. bottle poured into a 16oz. Old Rasputin nonic pint glass.

I'm gonna start out by saying that this is a Short's beer that I really enjoyed.

Pours a medium brown with a decent size tan head that leaves some lacing. Smell is really nice with a good mix of traditional brown ale elements along with citrus and piney hops. Taste is exactly what you would look for in a hoppy brown ale. Hops are well integrated with the roasted malt. Feel is slightly creamy with a fuller medium body.

Very well done beer, but reading other reviews it appears that Short's quality control continues to be an issue with this beer as well. Very unique brewery, but very disappointing and unprofessional considering that scale and scope of their infection issues.

Lunch, May 17, 2011
Good Humans from Short's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 405 ratings.