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RATINGS: 676   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
To commemorate an important milestone in Anchor Brewings 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.

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3.5
   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, fn 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 didnt 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.

3.3
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maverick34 (3057) - New York, USA - OCT 17, 2010
Draft from waterfront manhattan. Poured gold, tasted more of a blond ale to me. I liked it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lb4lb (2587) - 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.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (5425) - 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 Id say on the finish too, medium long hop bitter finish. However, it does not coat the mouth with that IPA oily residue.

3.5
   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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beaver (1694) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark gold with a big frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is grainy malts and earthy perfumey vegetal hops.

The flavor is a little sweet grainy biscuity malt followed by a decent sized earthy floral bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation and is slightly watery.

Overall, I wasnt too keen on this. It has decent bitterness, but I guess I just dont care for the hops used. It is pretty unique though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2010
On tap at fountainhead. Pour is a hazy golden witha frothy whit head. A grassy citric hop aroma. A nice crisp citric hop taste with a nice mild spiciness.. Not bad seasonal.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leafs93 (2178) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 14, 2010
Pours hazy gold. Aroma is grapefruit, grapes and grass. Taste is sweet and bitter on the finish. Very easy to drink, airy on the palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flatmatt (1496) - Northville, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours gold with a white head. Heavily floral hop aroma with pine resin tones and a sharp touch of spice. Flavor is very resinous and spicy with grape notes, biscuit, floral hops, and hints of citrus. Green grape comes through stronger toward the end of the glass. Quite a tasty pale ale.


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