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)

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: 569 |  Reviews: 193
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours a dark brown with a 2 finger light tan head. Nice curtain and spotting of lacing on the glass.

S- light roast, hazelnuts and some pine

T- sweet toasted malts, hazelnut, almost a light peanut butter, and some pine bitterness.

M- medium body and carbonation. Very smooth and slightly slick.

O- pretty tasty brown ale. More hazelnut, nuttiness than most others but still has nice flavors and bitterness.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really do like the nose on this one. Really nice hop influence going on. Overall, the hops really do stick with the beer on this one, providing a constant influence that clearly speaks of dry hops. A different take on brown ales that works out pretty nicely.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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5/5  rDev +31.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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2.95/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle date of 1/9/12 poured in to Founders tulip.

A - Slightly hazy medium amber colour with plenty of orange glow around the edges. One finger of cream coloured head.

S - Big nutty aroma up front with a hint of chocolate and some caramel. Some bitterness is apparent but only a faint floral hop aroma is present.

T - A huge bitterness up front with some floral and grassy flavours. The brown ale characteristics take the back seat here but are still very present, providing roasted nut, caramel and bready flavours. An interesting beer but something is just off and not coming together for me here.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation.

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4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle got from Keweenaw Co-op, pretty nifty store in Hancock MI.

Very cloudy dark copper colored beer. Not much but bits if off white lacy head

Lots of maltyness and caramel, but there is also a lot of sweetness.
Caramel and floral hops.

Pretty sweet flavored beer, Upfront very bready and caramely but then the finish is bitty and has floral hop qualities.

Medium to full bodied, moderately low carbonation but it works really well with the beer.

It grew on me while I was drinking it, it was overall very good.

Head died very quick. beer not as cloudy as noted last year. Many of the normal brown flavors just amped up.

Overall: decrease appearance and mouthfeel and increased taste and overall

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours a lighter bodied dark amber in color with a slight off white lacing. It smells of slightly smoked malts and raisins. It's definitely on the malty side. The flavors are dry and hoppy with a nice malt backbone. I'm glad the hops are present here since they were absent in the nose. The flavor builds with time as well. It drinks light in body with a nice after taste. Overall this is a solid brown. I'm glad I could try it.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark Nut brown beer body. Nice two finger coffee colored head. Nice and foamy stuck around for awhile had some nice lacing.

S: Nose is pretty strong smells nutty. Like a typical brown ale. You can also pick up on some carmel maltiness in those pretty strong nose.

T: Flavor is very good. Smooth caramel,nuts, and nice hop finish.

M: Mouthfeel is thin. Which I kind of expected given the style. Nice carbonation.

O:Overall, I'm pleased with this offering from Shorts. I really thought they did a good job with this brown ale. Really goes well with the season. Decent beer worth a try.

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2.5/5  rDev -34%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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

A - A very dark brown but clear at the base. Head is tan in color and I got at least an inch of foamy goodness.

S - Smell doesn't give way to much dry hopping which is a good thing since these guys can sometimes take hoping to far. Mostly sweet with caramel and toffee with only slight floral hops. Smells balanced.

T - Well it doesn't have much roasty nutty flavors but mostly sweet malts and citrus/pineapple hops in the finish. I do like how balanced it is starting sweet and finishing mildly hoppy.

M - Medium body the ABV is hidden very well in this.

Overall nothing really bad to say about this except maybe could use more roasty or nutty flavors. Kind of drinks more like a mildly hoppy amber ale if you ask me (nugget nectar like...)

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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