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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 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
thirdeye11 (5598) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2010
(Draught at Flying Saucer Lake beer festival) light golden with lasting tight bubbles and good lacing. Nose of bread, biscuit, grapefruit and spicy. Taste of earth, bitter citrus oils, syrupy but not sweet, spicy, alcohol and hairspray. Sticky light to medium body that finishes very bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2010
SAVOR, 12oz bottle. Small off-white head atop crystal clear apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange, light bread/caramel, grape. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit/orange, some bread, grape. Light-medium body, some resin, light acidity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
caesar (5203) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAY 16, 2010
Tap @ Beer Temple. Nelson Sauvin hops are really popular these days. And most of the times they make a decent beer out of it. This one fits in the category. Easy going APA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerohen (2010) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - MAY 15, 2010
On draft at Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Hazy golden colored, white head. Fruity and sour aroma. Fruity and hopbitter flavor, smooth and pleasant. Very nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2010
Tap @ Beertemple. Cloudy orange colored brew. Hoppy, sweet aroma. Flavor is hoppy and sweet too. Nice mild Sauvin hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2010
Draft at Fountainhead. Pours a hazy pale yellow. Nose is grapey and piney at the same time, some caramel as well. On taste, something isn’t quite right. I think there was too much NS used for late additions that pulls a lot of caramel flavor from the crystal malts. Too sweet. Not a fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjuf1853 (1241) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2010
Draft at Dunedin House of Beers. Pours a slightly hazy golden amber color. The aroma and flavor had a good bit of citrus, grapfruit and hops. Slightly dry aftertaste. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrnkMcDermott (2810) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2010
Sample from bottle at Glunz beer Expo, Apr 5. Shows no bubbles, but a nice thin layer of foam up top, beer itself is clear, almost light as a pilsener. Pretty basic IPA smell (how can it be called an "American Pale Ale" if it uses New Zealand hops?). Very grassy hop taste, just a little bit of supportive malt, lightly toasted, so this is intended as a hop-forward beer. Good for hopheads, though. Goes down nicely. This was originally a one-off beer, but the Anchor rep told me there was such demand for it, it will be coming back into regular rotation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CanIHave4Beers (3322) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2010
Pours a hazy golden color with a frothy white head that leaves a good lace. The aroma is a nice biscuit with some melon and some resiny hop character. The flavor is nicely bitter lots of fruitiness, some melon and some citrus rind and just a wee bit of biscuit malt character showing through. On all accounts a very enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - APR 2, 2010
Tasted on tap at the Celebrator Anniversary Party on 2/14/2010. This American Pale Ale pours a slightly hazy light gold color from the tap. The aroma is hoppy and yeasty, a touch sweet. A medium bodied American Pale Ale. The malts are cereal, fruity and sweet. The hops are grapefruity and citrusy. Bunch of citrus, orange and orange peel flavors. Nice hops, but a little lacking in malt. Still very drinkable. Would make a nice session ale on a warm spring or summer day. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

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