Good Humans Ale (Dry Hopped Double Brown Ale) | Short's Brewing Company

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Good Humans Ale (Dry Hopped Double Brown Ale)Good Humans Ale (Dry Hopped Double Brown Ale)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Short's Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
shortsbrewing.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.15%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Good Humans was originally created to showcase one of Briess Malting Company’s new malt varieties. Originally planned as a one-off beer, it quickly became a favorite brew. Good Humans is a Double Brown Ale made with Carabrown Malt and dry hopped with Simcoe and Golding hops. The brew has sweet malty esters that are met by huge toasted caramel and toffee flavors. The finish is dry with a bouquet of hops.

40 IBU

Added by webmanspidey on 12-20-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
562
Reviews:
189
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
13.42%
 
 
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3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzlyo
4.07/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is piney hops, malts and sugar/mild candy. The flavor is grapefruit, caramel malts, mild earthiness, hops and a bitter/slightly tart/nutty finish.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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2.36/5  rDev -37.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
4.12/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I recently ran through a bunch of Short's beers as a part of a horizontal in support of the eradication of the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody. This one subsequently became available, so I am reviewing it as a part of my New Odds & Sods Beer Sunday (Week 625) in order to keep as current as possible before embarking on a lengthy horizontal later this week.

From the bottle: "Passion[;] Humility[;] Wisdom";"We're HUMANS! We're the best thing ever!"

After Pop!ping the cap, I gave it a fairly heavy-handed pour. I am always fascinated by these darker-colored beers & their ability to produce a pseudo-cascade. It finally settled into two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, light-tan head with great retention. It looked like the top scoop on a coffee ice cream cone. Color was Coppery-Brown (SRM = > 17, < 22) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a subdued maltiness, lightly chocolaty with a slightly minty hoppiness, leading me to think of a Girl Scout Thin Mint. Mmmm. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but big for this style. The taste had a pronounced piney, minty quality underlain by the chocolate maltiness that I noted on the nose. It was quite cool, very minty, especially when inhaling after the swallow. Finish was semi-dry, but cool and minty, almost as though I had been gargling with it. A definite change of pace from what I usually get in this style.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brewsuite229
3.72/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look - Pours a rich brown with a hint of red. Plenty of light brown (almost yellow), lasting head. There's a little lacing but nothing lasting. A little bit of haze or cloudiness is there but nothing like that of wheats.

Smell - Plenty of toffee. Very sweet but there is a little bitterness that sort of sneaks it's way into a sniff after a good swirl. It seems to be very well balanced. Letting it settle before you take a sniff gives off an almost boozy presence.

Taste - This is a tough one ha. There is certainly a toasted sweetness that gets pushed aside by a pleasant bitterness. The dry finish came up just before the bitterness gets "too real".

Feel - Medium to full bodied. It seems to ease itself right over the palate. The hops don't give a "sting" to the jaw but the malt doesn't coat your teeth either so I would consider pretty clean. There is a pretty medium amount of carbonation.

Overall - Surprisingly well balanced. the character of a brown ale being dry hopped was extremely pleasant. Neither seemed to overpower one another during a taste. The smell offered a more malty presence. I feel if there were any more of a hoppiness then you would get a first time home brewer's first batch of beer. But they seemed to do a nice job of providing a blend of the characteristics of a brown ale with an ipa.

Cheers!

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4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I bought a bottle of this off the single shelf at Meijer's. It poured a clear brownish red with no head and no lace. The scent had rich malt and hints of bread loaf. The taste is nicely balanced with sweet malt being slightly offset by bitter hop. The Mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer.

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4.26/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours reddish brown with a medium, creamy, light tan head that fades slowly. Good lacing

Smells roasted and caramel malts. Earthy/piney light dank. Some orange

Tastes earthy and pine with caramel malt. Getting some citrus. Light nutty. Slightly dry finish with a light bitter linger. Lighter needing body. Medium smooth carbonation

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Good Humans Ale (Dry Hopped Double Brown Ale) from Short's Brewing Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 562 ratings.
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