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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Good Humans was created to showcase one of Briess Malting Company’s new malt varieties. Originally planned as a one-time thing, it quickly became one of our big successes. Good Humans is a Double Brown Ale made with Carabrown Malt, and then dry hopped with Simcoe 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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AlabastorJones (805) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Pours crystal clear orange/red color, not brown at all, nose is all citrus hops, centennial and cascade, flavor is all tropical fruit hops, its true that the west coast style brown ales can be pretty hop forward... but they’re still brown!! This is not a brown ale, it’s an IPA. There is no roast at all in here, no chocolate, no nut, no brown color... a good ale that is quite tasty but a complete failure of a double brown (add SOME roast... please). I have to rate this as a double brown (would have rated it higher as an IPA) because I’m looking at the bottle and that’s what’s printed on it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chucklemation (563) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Pours a mahogany color with a foamy white head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, toffee, and hops. Flavor is malty, toasty, sweet caramel, toffee, some chocolate, and light bitterness. I really enjoyed this.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
arrric423 (1) - - DEC 12, 2014 does not count
Moderately dark brown/amber appearance, small eggshell head on aggressive pour. Nose is coffee, chocolate, toffee with mild floral hops and some boooze. Taste is way less hoppy than I was expecting for a dry hopped imperial brown/american strong ale. Booze, chocolate, and floral notes on palate. Finish is a bit off sweet. Not what I was expecting, but drinkable. OK, but would not buy it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (2600) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2014
(Short’s Good Humans) Bottle 330 ml, served into a snifter. Brown colour on the body, small tan head, thin, collapsing quickly and leaving big bubbles behind. Intense aroma, lots of chocolate and vanilla,, light alcohol, cocoa, some ripe red fruits. Taste is malty, caramel, toffee, again lots of chocolate, some lighter vanilla, alcohol, chestnuts, some hops too. Medium body, soft carbonation. Mildly dry palate. Very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (1325) - SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2014
Murky brown, neat ringed eggshell head. Musty spice, wee bit burn. Neat brassiness throughout, hops are a bit dusty but let’s the malt sweetness gasp through. Fairly flat, creamy and a little bitter bite towards the finish. Linger is neat spicy sweet. Bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2565) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Shared 12 oz. bottle poured to snifters, showing a cloudy, brownish copper color, with a modest hat of tan, froth & bubbles, and spots of lacing. The aroma intro was very earthy, with a fleeting, vegetal hint, roasted scent as cocoa, then toffee & caramel sweetness. The taste was similar, and moderately bitter, with a medium body, fair carbonation, somewhat hidden alcohol, and a touch of wheat or flake-like creaminess that livened the mouthfeel. Improved nicely after the questionable start.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
miquelcrush (1514) - Granollers, SPAIN - JUL 13, 2014
Bona cervesa, es equilibrada i gustosa. Buena cerveza, es equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (2308) - Michigan, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle: Deep, deep amber & brown with an ecru head that leaves respectable lacing behind. Aroma loaded with chocolate wheat, rich caramel, & burnt brown sugar with an overture of floral hops & delicate pine resins bursting in & out. Like a hopped up, rich brown ale. (That’s the point, right?) Strong nutty flavor, backed with cocoa beans, toffee, & roasted hazelnuts, intertwined with roses, pine leaves, & floral hops. Bitterness hits mid-palate, eventually blunted by a soft, malty sweetness leading to a finish of caramel, dry cocoa powder, & roasted nuts. Hint of citrus peel, too. Strange brew? Maybe. IPA? Brown ale? Why not both? I can see why this is a polarizing brew, but I really enjoyed it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jake65 (2728) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle, courtesy my good friend Steve – thanks! Instant gratification when popping the cap; a robust, nutty and chocolatey dry-hopped scent quickly fills the air. The chestnut brown pour is crisp, topped with a finger of creamy beige head and scant lacing. Solid appearance. The taste is just what I’d expect from a dry-hopped Imperial Brown Ale, you know, based imagination since I’ve probably never had one. Good hop flavor, mostly florals, goes well with the chocolate, nuts, and roast. Robust, earthy, and perhaps a little rye. Something I wouldn’t drink a lot of, but a solid entry in the cleanup slot and it’s really hitting the spot right now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
venom666 (413) - Elche, SPAIN - MAY 29, 2014
Dark brown color. Brown sugar, chocolate and liquorish aroma. Raosted coffee and a little bit of hoppiness on the taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgajdaczewa (605) - Katowice, POLAND - MAY 25, 2014
W aromacie sporo chmielu, lekkie owoce tropikalne, drewno i kawa, wszystko razem ładnie skomponowane. W smaku wytrawne, struktura kremowa, posmak drewniany z lekkim orzechowym muśnięciem, goryczka porządna z owocowym posmakiem, na finiszu lekka kawa zbożowa i goryczka chmielowa. Doskonały balans, dobrze ukryty alkohol. Bardzo solidne, złożone piwo.

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