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)

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

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

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Ratings: 562 |  Reviews: 189
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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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

A - Chestnut brown with a big mocha head. Nice lacing and decent retention.

S - Malted milk balls, coffee, hops, caramel, piney, alcohol present.

T - Malt forward, chocolate, coffee, nicely balanced with hop presence and velvety smooth

O - This is a really impressive double brown ale. It is a must try.

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours murky brown with a slight head. No retention, no lace.

This is Shorts for sure, as it has that malty funk that smells like something that is just about to go bad. Once you get past that, toasted malt, cocoa, pumpernickel bread, some toffee. Some sweet bready notes. This works.

A brown ale with a crisp bitter bite. Tastes liked over-browned bread crust. SOme sweetness in the beginning, some caramel notes, but this is literally kicked in the ass by the bitterness of the hops. Nice move, as the malt would have been cloying and overbearing. Finishes both malty and bitter.

Not your typical mushy brown ale. This one has an acid nip to it.

Overall, pretty decent. I'm not sure when Shorts comes to Boston, but I always catch them months later with a few straggling singles in a liquor store I haunt too infrequently as of late. So, when I see it, I grab it. Not a typical brown, and pretty decent.

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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1.5/5  rDev -60.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to ROBSTARR for sending down this bottle. Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Westbrook pint glass.

A: Ruddy brown, mostly clear, with only a small white head and low visible carbonation. Honestly, not much to look at.

S: Rich brown malts, but without the cardboard aroma I often get from brown malt-heavy beer. Light pine hop aroma (but not much) underlies the malty sweetness.

T: Toasty malts, bready, light citrus and resin hop bitterness, and a bit of nuttiness.

M: Smooth mouthfeel, light to medium body, low carbonation sensation but not absent. Alcohol is well-hidden.

O: This isn't a bad beer, but it sure isn't anything exciting. Glad I tried it once, but I won't seek another out. Quintessentially forgettable.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, Good Humans is a deep amber-brown color with a very thin, cream colored head. Nose is surprisingly malt forward with hops being barely discernible. Malt nose includes chocolate, caramel, roasted coffee and toasted bread. Hops come through much more in the flavor but are still only to balance the strong malty backbone. Mouthfeel is lighter than expected with a velvety carbonation. Overall a good beer, could be a little stronger on the hops but definitely solid.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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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