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)
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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
Ranking:
#21,365
Reviews:
193
Ratings:
569
pDev:
13.46%
 
 
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Photo of SaltofOH
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 11/09/17. CBF Tulip pint.

A: pours a murky brown with 1/4 finger sandy head that fades quickly to a ring of bubbles, no visible carbonation. Spotty lacing.

S: citrusy hop combines with chocolate malty sweetness. Really chocolatey and sweet smelling with this moderate hop edge. As it warms it smells more barleywine-esque.

T: hops are right there at the beginning, but they are quickly overpowered by a thick, chocolate maltiness. Sweet, but not nearly as sweet as the nose would suggest. Midway through floral and grassy hops present that linger lightly on the finish. As far as balance, this one is decidedly in the malt camp, but gives enough hop action to keep it interesting. I wonder how it was a month or two ago? Alcohol presence is nowhere to be found.

M: lighter end of full bodied, low carb, but surprisingly clean.

O: I like this a lot. Less hoppy than a strong ale or barleywine, with much greater drinkability. This is a truly unique beer, and if you are a fan of malty beers must give it a try. If it were sold in four packs, I could see myself picking up a four every other year.

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Photo of rsquared59
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenHoppy
5/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best brown ale beer there is. Double hopped, deliciously filled chocolate, caramel, and nuts.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Got this as a one-off. Pretty sweet pick up.

A muddy brown color underneath a grey-ish 1/2 finger of head that recedes to a slim ring in small time.

Aromas of roasted nuts, milk chocolate, slight pine oil.

Flavors are pretty on point. Lots of delicious chocolate, followed by cashew, tree nuts, powdered cocoa, and a finish of earthy hop, maybe a suggestion of grass. The bitter and pine flavors start to grow a bit more as you drink it.

Feel is crisp firstly, then creamy, slightly smooth, and an unexpected dry finish.

Overall, This beer is pretty darn good. If I run into it again I'll be sure to pick some more up!

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Photo of pirmannt1
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zeff80
4.02/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured out a clear, brown color with a small, khaki-colored head of foam. It smelled of coffee, toffee and toasted caramel malt. Nice nutty, toasty flavor with toffee and subtle hints of coffee & chocolate.

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Photo of russpowell
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazed hazel with 2 fingers of tan head. Super lacing & head retention, stays a little hazed

S: Cakey, nutty, some woody hops

T: Follows the nose, pretty dry as well up front, along with some woody hops & a whisper of alcohol up front. Some caramel mixes with dryness & woody hops, some hazelnit as well & just a little peanut

MF: Medium/chewy body slight carbonation

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Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Z-man
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drunkenmess
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.06/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of firkingroovin
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gravewalker
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jzlyo
4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
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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Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.36/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of tmcarter23
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Radnati
4.75/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of luke12345
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
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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Photo of AllanPatchin1016
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brewsuite229
3.72/5  rDev -1.8%
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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Good Humans Ale (Dry Hopped Double Brown Ale) from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 569 ratings