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)
BA SCORE
3.79/5
564 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#16,009
Reviews:
191
Ratings:
564
pDev:
13.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
106
Trade:
2
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 564 |  Reviews: 191
Photo of thinwhiteduke
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dannycohen62
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.49/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Grupatre
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nwhittin
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BB1313
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours auburn with some ruby hues and has solid clarity; big chunky light khaki head that falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas have some spicy aromas along with some chocolate and caramel. Malts are there. Subtle hints of citrus. The flavors seem to follow the nose. It has a "woodsy" vibe going on. More chocolate and caramel along with some toffee. Nice hop bite with a solid malt backbone. It finishes slightly spicy. Possibly some rye and black pepper in the mix. There's a mild warmth and alcohol in the finish, but nothing crazy or boozy. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's on the lighter side of full-bodied with moderate to active carbonation. It's very fluffy. Slightly thin but slightly creamy. Smooth stuff.

This is a nice hoppy brown ale. It's also somewhat unique. It's very enjoyable and fun to drink. Well crafted stuff. I like it.

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
5/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BRIGHT
4.65/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My go to beer. Unfortunately it is seasonal (winter), I would love to be able to enjoy it all year long...... though I recently found a few bottles this summer. Good Humans has a smooth feel with a solid end, yet not over robust for a brown. If you like reds and are looking for a bit more body Good Humans is a good choice.

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Photo of soupyman10
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jackalope1977
3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GoffmanvsDuffman
1.71/5  rDev -54.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Photo of AD17
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ONUMello
3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Brown with a hint of red and a 1/2-finger head
S: Roasted malts, caramel, and some earth/baking spice
T: Matches the nose. A distinct pepper/backing spice/earthy note up front with roasted malt and a bit of bitterness on the back end
M:Medium-bodied, spicy but disjointed
O: This doesn't know where it's going. It's a bit malty/nutty, fairly spicy/earthy but no coherent notes or direction show across the beer. No single part of it is bad and there are tasty notes throughout but in whole it just doesn't jive

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Photo of ejimhof
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KAP1356
3.67/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of barczar
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nutty, toasted malt, fairly fruity amber character.

Flavor is similar, with more fruit dominance than expected, and a dry, toasted finish. Doesn't drink like the high abv.

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Photo of red94tt
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brewxer
4.71/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

For me, this was just a really unique, tasty beer... really liked tasting the hops on top of the sweet brown ale flavour.

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

Photo of Loudog1411
3.41/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bmeGT
3/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Good Humans Ale (Dry Hopped Double Brown Ale) from Short's Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 564 ratings
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