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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3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.99/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a minimal head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a copper brown color with good clarity and slow moving bubbles coming up through the glass. Spotty lacing on the glass ad the beer was drank.

Smell: Piney and resiny hops, caramel and toffee malt aromas, and some roasted aromas too.

Taste: Hops are there, caramel and roasted hops, with some mild bitterness in the end, and a little hazelnut too.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, light to medium bodied, medium carbonation, slightly tingly bitterness, and a little creamy.

Overall: A nice ABA from a brewery that comes to Boston a few months of the year. Yeah, I'm happy with this one too.

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4.28/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted On: 04-20-2013
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Wellington
Purchased: Received in a trade

A: Pours a clear and dark brown-reddish beer, with a small off-white head that diminishes quickly. Lacing is minimal.

S: Aromas have caramel malt sweetness as well as earthy and citrus hops; simple but very pleasant.

T: The taste has an initial impression of hop spiciness and then notes of bready malts. The bitterness is moderate and seems just right. The ABV gives a nice touch of alcohol warmth.

M: Body is medium, with an average amount of carbonation. The finish has the sweetness of the malts balanced expertly with the earthy hops.

O: Overall a simple but very satisfying beer; one that I wish I had more of, which is a sign of a great brew!

Thanks to DrewShal9 for the trade!

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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.

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Good Humans Ale (Dry Hopped Double Brown Ale) from Short's Brewing Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 563 ratings.
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