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To commemorate an important milestone in Anchor Brewing’s long history, a special ale seemed appropriate. Having found and experimented with a very rare and unusual hop variety called Nelson Sauvin, we knew that its unique character would impart a wonderful flavor and aroma to a pale ale brewed especially for the occasion: Humming Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arayaga2 (1865) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2010
Hazy yellow, with big, stable white head. Aroma is honey and lemon, and bit of grape. The Nelson Sauvins charm in the flavor, with a nice biscuity aftertaste, and light, grape in its wake. Vigorous carbonation cleans the palate. $2/12oz

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaBeer1972 (1398) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2010
A very tasty and drinkable deep golden hoppy brew! Light spicy fruit aromas and flavors. Good malt sweetness and nice hoppy balance. Not overly sticky or floral, more on the fruity hop side. Bittering finish. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sloth (2594) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2010
Medium sized white head,lasting with good lace. Clear gold, light copper color. Nose is soft with notes of grass, light malts and faint vinous notes, light mustyness. Lightly medium body. good carbonation, crisp on the palate. Lightly sweety malt flavors, more vinlous notes, earthy and lightly citric. Dry finish with a gentle bite, woodsy, earthy. Bottle procured @statelineliquors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6615) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2010
Draft. Pours golden orange with an off white head. The aroma has toasty malts and floral hops. The flavor has floral and herbal hops, toasty malts, and a ligthly dry finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 17, 2010
12oz bottle -

Picked up a a sixer of this to enjoy while watching the Raiders vs Niners game (yeah, f’n Raiders lost) but this, along with the Atomic Buffalo Turds and deep fried green olives, were among the bright spots of the afternoon. Aroma had huge blast of grapefruit juice, which didn’t let up. Flavor had some more citrusy hop notes, the malts were pretty well an afterthought with just a kiss of caramel/bready sweetness. Super easy to drink and Anchor has made it easy to knock several back.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wingman333 (333) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2010
A hoppy selection from Anchor! Liking the variety. Pours a cloudy yellow. Good fizz. Like an IPA with a lemon twist. Bitter aftertaste. Resiny, not rich, would have liked a bit more depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (2480) - New York, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Draft from waterfront manhattan. Poured gold, tasted more of a blond ale to me. I liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lb4lb (2570) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Smell is clean, and hoppy. Looks like a beer in a bottle. Taste is clean, refreshing and moderately bitter with perhaps citrusy hops. Nice and flavorful and pretty easy drinking. I like it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (4424) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2010
Wew, big fat pilsner or ipa floral aroma. Hazy pale ale color with a big rocky head. First taste has quite a personality; its niftily bitter like an IPA but it also reminds me alot of the bitterness you find in high hopped lagers, weird. Citrusey rude at times. Like chewing on green citrus rinds. A little strong in the taste department for this lager lover. Gets a little more nasty as the session continues. Yep, strong for a pale ale but I guess thats how the ales are progressing now days; each style is getting more and more of the hoppy bite and still remains in style when perhaps it should be in the next hoppier style. Yea, almost like a milder IPA I’d say on the finish too, medium long hop bitter finish. However, it does not coat the mouth with that IPA oily residue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Pours a clear golden body with a thin, lasting white head. Pretty nice - grapefruit and grass are the major flavors. Easy to drink.

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