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

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)

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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Pours like dark root beer with an off-white, bubbly 1/4 inch head that dissipates into slight lacing.

An aroma of dark fruits hits hard at the front. Faint smells of piney, citrusy hops. Anise. Musty and yeasty.

Earthy, smoky malt flavor emerges first, with hints of cookie dough. Brown sugar is in there. This is all balanced with the second half of the sip; a drying, musty hop flavor paired with yeasty fermentation derivatives. Goes down with a bubbly, pointed carbonation.

Mouthfeel is rich and slick. A sweet beginning washed away with the drying hops. Residual warming alcohol and molasses linger.

This is a dry hopped double brown ale, which to me means "a lot of different things in one bottle." It's complex and enjoyable, but it's hard to get a grip on everything going on in each sip; maybe that's a good thing…. Well done, Short's.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Lookin' good. No lacing or head, but a nice, tiny bubbled foam on top of the beer. The beer is crystal clear, and a deep ruby color. Really probably the highlight for this.

Smell: Smoke, chocolate, malt. I get a burst of hops in the aroma as well if I swish the glass around a little bit and then take a whiff.

Taste/feel: Thankfully the taste is quite a bit better... and unique as well. Front of the tongue is malt, middle is chocolatey, and then the finish is some more malt with actually a very unusual but welcome hop presence, as well as a smokey/roasty aftertaste. Can't say I've ever had a brown ale with such notable hops in it, but I like it a lot. The beer is never too bitter or too sweet, thanks to the fabulous balance. Have you ever had a beer that's had a blend of hops and chocolate? I haven't, but it's something that actually manages to work here.

A unique as hell brown ale ... really tastes like it was blended with an IPA, and it has a flavor I'm not sure I'll find in another brown ale. Good Humans has an aroma that I'd like to forget (I'm not sure why I'm smelling what I am)... but at least the taste and mouthfeel shine. The beer has got an unusual name and label, but it has a flavor that any beer geek ought to try. Unique. That's what best describes Good Humans.

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Good Humans Ale (Dry Hopped Double Brown Ale) from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 66.5% out of 100 with 564 ratings
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