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)
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
Ratings:
562
Reviews:
189
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
13.42%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
106
For Trade:
2
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Photo of rjl910953
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of danp14
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of sennin
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of zchops
5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of GoldenChild
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Pat316
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
2.95/5  rDev -22.4%
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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Photo of minterro
4.22/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2012:
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.

2013:
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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Photo of aasher
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
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 -1.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.2%

Photo of LiquidBread219
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
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 -34.2%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +5.3%
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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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of koleneack
4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured out a nice dark carmel color. Pretty typical for Browns. Loved the Dry Hoppped flavors. Good cure for boring browns. The smells doesn't give you a whole lot but it does have a good carmel smell with just a bit of flower in there from the Hops. Very sweet smell. Probably one of the best tasting beers I've ever had. Didn't expect it given the smell. Very smooth given the high alcohol content.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of ghostwalker
3.51/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at a MI Whole Foods.

A: Root beer brown body. Very thin paper-white head.

S: Nose is almost non- existent. Probably a result of the shaker pint cold pour they give you here, but I can't rate it higher for supposition of smell.

T: Flavor is very good. Smooth caramel maltiness melts into a huge hop bite on the finish. Great hoppy brown!

M: Mouthfeel is thin. No real surprise here, given the style. Moderate carb. Slick and slightly tart.

O: Higher than I expected. Tasty and quenching. A very solid and respectable session brown with hopitude.

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Photo of BMMillsy
2.65/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Had this one after a few while downtown in Ann Arbor. Pours dark cloudy brown with not much head. Smells of booze, roasted grain, piney hops, some sweet molasses. Taste is pretty harsh, and I am not sure what they were going for here. Heavy burnt booze flavor, some bitter but not balancing, molasses, roast. Mouthfeel is a lot of booze, a little syrup, with low carbonation. This one was just unpleasant for me. Not a fan.

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Photo of BearsOnAcid
4.09/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brown pour; khaki head.

Grassy, piney aroma aroma. Chocolate and nut nose.

Sharp tingly hop bite. Resinous and piney. Chocolate and toasted nut flavor follows. Some caramel malt sweetness. Very enjoyable. Reminds me of Ellie's Brown; maybe a little hoppier. Definitely hoppier in the nose. Alcohol had a kick on the palate. I rather enjoyed this one but I have a soft spot for hoppy brown ales.

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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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