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Good Humans - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

411 Ratings
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Ratings: 411
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.59%
Wants: 15
Gots: 25 | 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 superspak
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.

superspak, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of TreyIsWilson
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.

TreyIsWilson, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of TheConnMan
4/5  rDev +6.1%

TheConnMan, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of Norseman
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Norseman, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of breakingbland
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

breakingbland, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of zeledonia
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.

zeledonia, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of BeanwhileMar
4/5  rDev +6.1%

BeanwhileMar, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of JMurphy41
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

JMurphy41, Jan 03, 2014
Photo of DanGeo
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

DanGeo, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of RaulMondesi
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?

RaulMondesi, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of reebtaerG
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

reebtaerG, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of PaulyB83
4/5  rDev +6.1%

PaulyB83, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of TypsiYpsi
4/5  rDev +6.1%

TypsiYpsi, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of FrankHammer
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

FrankHammer, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of SportsandJorts
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

SportsandJorts, Dec 11, 2013
Photo of jemarent
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

jemarent, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of Fargrow
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Fargrow, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of CMUbrew
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Brown in color with ruby edges in the light. Some off-white foam sitting on top, though it is mostly present due to the etched Founders glass I am using.

S: The smell is excellent. I can really pick out many different aromas, a rare thing. Biscuity malt, caramel, soft citrus and floral hop, brown sugar. A delicious aroma indeed.

T: Delicious caramel/toffee biscuity malt profile, sweet. Light floral hop flavor without any bitterness.

M: Surprisingly this is very light bodied. Carbonation is terrific though.

O: This is a phenomenal brown that may become a six-pack purchase for me in the future.

CMUbrew, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of king75
4/5  rDev +6.1%

king75, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of leadahmer
1/5  rDev -73.5%

leadahmer, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of sternamagrapha7x
4/5  rDev +6.1%

sternamagrapha7x, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of jduprey007
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

jduprey007, Nov 30, 2013
Photo of Givemebeer
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Givemebeer, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of Eddyfunt
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Eddyfunt, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of DMarlinJ
4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a nice 2 finger head. I love the rich amber dark brown clear color. Some lacing and the head settled to a thin ring.

I got more hop and citrus than I expected from the smell. Great fresh dry hopped flavors. Grassy and earthy. My guess is drink this early, ageing may loose the punch of the dry hops.

This one really is growing on me. For a brown it has more hops than expected with the ibu only at 19 you really get hop flavors but not the bitterness. I get caramel and toffee flavor and a mix of the floral and citrus of the hops. I like the lingering aftertaste .

The sweetness is balanced with a clean fresh feel. You do get some lingering stickiness but it's not cloying.

This is more complex than other browns and I liked it better the second time I had it. I like the changes as it warms and it was easy to finish. I would look for this one again. 12-15-2012

I tried it again and I love it even more a year later, it really stands out for me. 11-27-2013

DMarlinJ, Nov 27, 2013
Good Humans from Short's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 411 ratings.