Good Humans - Short's Brewing Company
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3.83/5 rDev +1.9%
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.
03-25-2013 19:32:55 | More by Kegatron
3.96/5 rDev +5.3%
Nice to see a few new Short's beers hitting the area again around EBF time.
A- 12oz bottled poured into an oversized snifter with a dark brown body. Light tan head forms to about one finger in height and has a bubbly, frothy texture. A ring stays around the top of the beer with big, creamy bubbles. Lace is impressive relative to the small ring present around the beer, thin but plentiful rings.
S- Big brown ale elements and a good hop presence. Roast nuts, hazelnut, toffee, brown sugar, leather, dark fruits and roast malts (some cocoa) make for a good backbone. The hops lend some citrus peel and pine hints.
T- Opens up with toasted nut, cocoa, leather and caramelized sugar notes. Other flavors include raisin, dark fruits, yeast bread, hazelnut sticks out and then there are the hops. The hops are strong for a Brown Ale but still balanced enough not to affect the good malt and yeast flavors. Hop profile to me is mostly citrus juice with some floral and grassy hints. Somewhat buttery but pleasantly so. With time I get a distinct cherry jam, raspberry feel coming to mind for what I just listed as dark fruits, not sure where it comes from, maybe just the overall combo of flavors.
MF- Moderately high carbonation in a body that lends a bit of a silky feel. The overall consistency is just a bit thin/watery to me but just a little. Fairly bitter finish for a Brown Ale.
The mix of hops and brown ale malts works for me but the malt flavors actually are my favorite part of this beer. A good hazel-nutty, leathery and caramel cocoa feel to them, good stuff.
03-17-2013 03:48:52 | More by cbutova
4.06/5 rDev +8%
First shorts brew, got as an extra in a trade.
A- pours reddish brown wish a small white head
S-malty, brown sugar, some cinnimon, smoke, nut, slight vanilla, fresh hops
T/M- starts very smokey, some bbq flavors, slightly sweet, some licorice, some dark fruit, all of which is accompanied with a refreshing hoppy bite. Thickness as expected for a brown ale.
O- I love unique beers and this didn't disappoint. I don't really like brown ales but I dig anything that highlights hops. This is a beer that is great to try but I can't see buying a 6 pack. Great beer, very unique, enjoyable. Thanks shorts
02-19-2013 04:02:00 | More by brewtus
Good Humans from Short's Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 402 ratings.