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Good Humans - Short's Brewing Company

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very good

419 Ratings
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Ratings: 419
Reviews: 169
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 14.63%
Wants: 15
Gots: 26 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Captain_Buzzkill, Apr 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

kbuzz, Apr 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

chippo33, Apr 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

ChrisMon02, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of buschbeer
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle
Served in a nonic pint glass

A - This brew is copper colored with amber highlights. A couple inches of tan head top this beer.

S - At first I noticed milk chocolate and cocoa. Then as I drank it some grassy hops came through.

T - The taste was a similar journey as the aroma. Initially my tastebuds were met with milk chocolate. After I drank a third of the glass some hops started creeping. The finish became slightly bitter and citrusy with the chocolate malt still coming through.

M - It is relatively smooth with the carbonation only pricking the tip of my tongue.

O - This is an interesting beer. I had recalled earlier tastes of this beer having a pronounced hop component. When I first tasted this particular Good Humans I got a ton of chocolate and hop significant hops. As I mentioned earlier, once I finished a third of the beer the hops made their presence known. This is one on the more enjoyable beers that I have had from Shorts.

buschbeer, Apr 09, 2013
Photo of wyatt13
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

My dad brought this one back from a recent trip to Michigan. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my Cigar City pint glass.

A - Pours a nice burnt sienna color, with some deep red tones like a cranberry juice. A small half-finger of fluff appears after the pour. A small amount of visible carbonation at the bottom of the brew. A wall of lacing develops as I drink.

S - The first thing on the nose is a big hop aroma, with some bitter, resiny pine playing a role. Also a bit of an earthy or herbal character. After that, the brown ales roasted malts take the steering wheel, with only a hint of sweetness apparent.

T - Nutty and toasty at the beginning, which transitions into some light coffee roast flavors. There's a bit of sweetness here too, such as a light brown sugar. Finishes with some bitter hops and a roasted note that lingers.

M - A little thin for a brown ale, but with an adequate carbonation level. Dries the mouth out a little too much.

O - An interesting variation on a brown ale, but not necessarily something that I would go out of my way to seek again.

wyatt13, Apr 06, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

rkf1976, Apr 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Texasfan549, Apr 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

kjkinsey, Apr 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

AdamP, Apr 02, 2013
Photo of jlindros
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a small fizzy head covering that barely exists before disappearing, not too bad for an 8% beer but not great either, slightly hazy dark mahogany slightly chocolate brown color with some ruby light coming through.

Nose is interesting, a blend of brown malts and floral hops. Hops bring some floral, slightly noble like grassy aromas, touch of pine and earthy hops, and a decent malt base, light toasty brown malts, little caramel and hint syrupy, little nutty toffee too.

Taste brings a juicy brown malt right out first, plenty of toffee, nutty, caramel, hint buttery toffee, nice malty base with mild sweetness but mostly dry, almost candy like toffee nutty flavors almost brittle but without the sweetness. Then hops, milder hops, just a touch of bitterness, mostly grassy floral almost noble like hops, just a touch of earthy and faint piney hops. Finish gets bit more bitter, spicy earthy hops lingering, grassy hops as well, semi dry but a little sticky and some buttery toffee and nutty brown malts lingering.

Mouth is med bodied, nice fluffy carb, booze is hidden well.

Overall not bad, I'm surprised by this one. The Short's normal beers don't seem to do anything special and are usually fairly lackluster. And I wasn't expecting a dry hopped brown ale to do anything nice, but this is well balanced, not too bitter, nice profile of both hops and malts that seem to somehow play off each other, since I think they picked the hops and malts well.

jlindros, Mar 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Massbmx, Mar 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

alelover, Mar 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

theleechster, Mar 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

neckbracesub, Mar 28, 2013
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3.39/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

no bottle date

A - poured out a small half finger white head that dissipated fast with a dark brown/amberish body that you can not see all the way through. Has a layer of yeast in the bottom so watch out if you do not like the yeast.

S - The smell is rather malty with a bit of roasted quality, along with woody and vanilla notes. Smells sweet and smooth. Can not detect alcohol on this one.

T - The taste is strong with alcohol. Slight roast quality and smooth with some earthy hops. Not a lot redeeming with the taste, it seems the last time I had this I liked it.

M - This is a nice smooth with a full mouth feel. Kinda oily in the mouth.

O - This beer is hot and boozy in my opinion. I usually feel brown ales are easy drinking and smooth as this one seems to be but its just slightly on the boozy side. Not one to gravitate to, but one I liked at one point. For some reason this bottle is not doing it for me. Better luck next time cheers!

DrinkMoreBigBeers, Mar 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

MallyOMight, Mar 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Rhettroactive, Mar 25, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Deep amber with a frothy light mocha head. This retains with a creamy richness, leaving sticky swathes of lacing behind. The aroma smells leafy with green citrus, cocoa and roast all mixing together to give the nose a fresh ripe twang. The taste is fresh ripe citrus with a firm bitterness at its core. Tropical and herbal notes hang on the edges while a malty backbone of cocoa sweetness and roast flavor that leave a touch of char lingering in the finish along with some leftover green bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium with a firm creaminess that spreads out. This is pretty easy going in the mouth overall with just a touch of warmth to the proceedings. This was a more than serviceable take on the hoppy Brown Ale style with a good bit more going on with it than I expected. The really easy drinkability for 8% helped as well. Glad I picked a bottle up.

Kegatron, Mar 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

funkyMonk, Mar 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

jhb138, Mar 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

bob_d_j, Mar 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

rab53, Mar 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

DerekMorgan, Mar 21, 2013
Good Humans from Short's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 419 ratings.