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Good Humans - Short's Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

400 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 400
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.85%
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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Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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

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

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

Michigan

4.13/5  rDev +9.5%

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.

12-07-2013 04:44:24 | More by CMUbrew
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king75

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-07-2013 01:45:45 | More by king75
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leadahmer

Michigan

1/5  rDev -73.5%

12-07-2013 00:28:03 | More by leadahmer
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sternamagrapha7x

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

12-05-2013 20:36:41 | More by sternamagrapha7x
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jduprey007

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

11-30-2013 04:14:52 | More by jduprey007
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Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

11-28-2013 01:50:56 | More by Eddyfunt
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DMarlinJ

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +14.9%

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

11-27-2013 02:31:10 | More by DMarlinJ
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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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jroof1

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-26-2013 21:48:00 | More by jroof1
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Ohio

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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rjcoy06

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

11-24-2013 21:14:31 | More by rjcoy06
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Prager62

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

11-19-2013 08:35:18 | More by Prager62
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Kerrie

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

11-18-2013 00:37:35 | More by Kerrie
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Morakaton

Michigan

4.33/5  rDev +14.9%

First review, let's see how amateurish it comes off!

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

I'll start off by mentioning I am relatively uninitiated in the world of Short's beer. I haven't had much outside of their year round offerings (besides Publican Porter, which is my absolute favorite in the style), and was curious to try Good Humans!

The beer pours nicely with roughly a finger length head. It's bold and dark brown in appearance, almost black like a porter.

It smells of citrusy aromas, some malty goodness, and has a surprisingly hoppy aroma.

The taste was much like the smell, but also had a unique tinge of chocolate, molasses, and brown sugar to accent the citrus. A bit of biscuit and malts were swirling around on the tongue, as the bittersweetness struck my palate. The beer was pretty hoppy, but nothing compared to a normal strength IPA. The ABV was extremely well masked, I could not detect any booziness, which is both surprising and pleasing in a beer at 8% ABV.

The beer is medium bodied, so it enters the mouth with some viscosity. The beer isn't exactly super characteristic in mouthfeel, but it holds it's own without feeling watered down. Overall, very pleasing in the mouth.

With that said, I was more than happy with this beer, definitely one of the best Brown Ales I've had for such a great value ($9.99 a sixer at Champane's Wine Cellars in Warren, Michigan). The bold flavors accented by the hops will satisfy both hop heads and people looking for something to savor alike. I'm definitely going to be jumping on the Short's bandwagon for awhile, and look forward to trying this year's winter variety pack next.

Stay tuned for more reviews yet to come!

11-12-2013 07:46:17 | More by Morakaton
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langchops

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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Zone_Fighter

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

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mikerap100

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

11-09-2013 05:49:20 | More by mikerap100
Good Humans from Short's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 400 ratings.