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RATINGS: 673   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11828) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Bottle. Poured deep amber with a moderate frothy white head that lasted and had good lacing. Moderate earthy biscuit aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Well balanced bittersweet flavor with an average bitter finish of moderate duration. Good brew.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Bottle. Light golden pour with a foamy egg shell head. Head thins after a few minutes. Faint grain sweetness on the nose gives way to citrus hop oils. Very crisp and flavorful. Similar to the aroma the taste begins with smooth malt but then quickly bites with a long lasting bitterness. It’s even a little boosy which caught me by surprise considering how crisp it is. The alcohol warmth and big hop flavors boost the palate quite a bit. Overall a very nice beer and great on a hot day as well as a fall evening.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4789) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Pours gold into a shaker. Tight bright white head with excellent retention tophats before cratering leaving sheet lacing. Pine and spruce aromas. Sharp bitter pine resin upfront with some caramel malt in the middle before returning to the sharp tongue-stripping grapefruit in back.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
topherh (1915) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Bottle pours golden with a big off white head. Aroma is lemony, floral hops. Flavor is bitter citrusy hops, grass, and some light malty notes.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2010
Looks great off the pour, displaying a bright golden/copper color with a big chunky white head. The smell is quite mediocre. Lots of pale malt, verging on stale bread, a bit grassy with a pinch of lemon. The flavor is light tasting; pale malt, biscuit flavor carries well under a moderate amount of hops. There is lemony sweet fruit tartness to it, catching bits of melon as well. Anchor used a rare variety of hops from New Zealand called Nelson Sauvin, which are intended to produce a white wine fruitiness. On a pale ale scale of fruity sweet to piney bitter, this leans toward the fruit side. Without sounding like a salesman for a cheap mass produced lager, this beer is excellently crisp, clean, and refreshing. A session beer for sure, a solid well crafted beer, but nothing to brag about.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Bottle pours gold with a white head. Aroma is sweet with notes of toffee, toast, grapefruit, and grass. Flavor shows the same with additional citrus and possible a strawberry. Overall body is moderate, lightly sweet, and finishes moderately bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (10255) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Gold pour with a sudsy white head. Pale malt, grapefruit and yeasty esthers in the aroma. Flavor lends towards grapefruit bitterness, light bready notes and caramel malt. Not bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2360) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 12, 2010
Golden with a nice lacey, sudsy white head. Light sweet white wine aroma. A light citrus, slightly hoppy aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2419) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a honey gold color with a medium sized white head. Aroma of bitter hops, lemon herbs, honey and a touch of grapefruit. Taste of bitter hops, light grapefruit, lemon herbs, malt and a hint of honey. Refreshing session brew.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1653) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 10, 2010
Bottle: Gold color. Mildly floral hop aroma sprinkled with malts. Well-balanced hop to malt ratio for a APA. Some APA’s are hoppier, but this is actually a pleasant beer to drink on a cool summer’s night in Santa Cruz camping in my 77 VW bus. It has a great feel, quite creamy. Not bad.


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