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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maddog (394) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2010
Had this from a bottle from Belmont Party Supply in Dayton, OH and draft from Peach’s in Yellow Springs. I really enjoyed this light, refreshing, crisp beer. Nice and flavorful with some citrus and herbal hops. Wonderfully drinkable this session beer is very flavorful!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thegreenrooster (3241) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Pour is a bronze with a large white head. Aroma is a decent pine hops with some toasted malt. Flavor is again some mild hops with a decent malty backbone. This is a easy drinking, sessionable pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2113) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2010
Bottle from Utobeer Market Stall. Pale golden pour with a white head. Fresh hop nose. Nice citrus angle, gently caresses the nasal passages. Crisp, citrus flavours with a hint of herbs. Gentle hop tingle. Goes down very nicely.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2010
Bottle. Pours a nice clear gold with a somewhat creamy foam white head. Aroma has a nice crispness to it, nice hoppy pine with light notes of fruity esters. Flavor is very much the same as well with a nice light bitterness at the end and a light earthiness. Mouth feel is light body with high carbonation. Overall I found this to be a very refreshing, thirst quenching solid brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Botnik (142) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2010
12 0z bottle. medium amber with a decent off white head. Light but satisfying, Full citrus hops and mild malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brianprentiss (675) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 23, 2010
bought this on a whim bc I respect Anchor. It did not dissappoint, great offering. Very crisp, a little fruity and piney, very smooth. WTG.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BroSpud (1706) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 23, 2010
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2012 12oz bottle. Pours a light golden with a white head. Clean and crisp. Light and refreshing with tastes of citrus and pine.. 2/12 - Tasted this one again and found it severely lacking. Bumping down the rating a couple notches...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4046) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 23, 2010
Draft at Tylers in Carrboro. Pours a soft straw yellow with one finger of foamy white head. Nose is floral and citrusy with grapefruit flesh and some grassy hops. NIce balance of sweet caramelly malt and citrusy hops. Flavor shows spicy citrus rind and some bready malt and a mild level of diacetyl.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 22, 2010
From the bottle. Quite a lovely, hoppy American pale ale. Nice grain elements alongside a prominent, bitter hops profile. Oddly, this comes across a bit more vivacious than Liberty Ale--their IPA. The nelson variety here add a lot of distinct, interesting spice. See also Alpine Beer Co. "Nelson" IPA for another sample of this unique variety.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrmartin (671) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2010
bottle: Copper color with strong white head. nose is malty and hint of honey? starts semisweet and malty, goes to a yeasty and hoppy finsh light mouthfeel, bitter finish.

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