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RATINGS: 677   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   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.

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2.8
dcschiller (2208) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2010
(sample at Sun Devil). Slightly hazy with white head. Aroma is of spice and banana-almost hefeweizen. However, taste is bitter like the pith from a lemon peel. Light bodied with thin texture. This beer had more flavor than I thought, but not too exciting.

3.2
egajdzis (6580) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Lightly hazy golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of toast, toffee, floral hops, citrus, and grass. Taste of toast, toffee, citrus, faint nelson, and a bitter finish.

3.4
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Tap at Capones. Pours a hazy golden amber with a medium creamy off white lacing head. Aroma was very light. Some citrus and grape. Flavor was better. Nice hip flavor. Floral, citrusy and some white grape.

3.3
RAYBOY01 (2011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2010
Amber pour with a frothy white head. The aroma is subdued, but has some lightly roasted caramel malt and floral hopping. The flavors are pretty well balanced between the caramel sweetness and the slightly fruity hop bitterness, with it’s unusual hints of grapes. Decent, if uninspiring.

2.8
Hermod (7844) - Vantaa, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2010
Draught @ Sadonkorjuu 28.8. Poured hazy golden color with a frothy/dense white head. Aroma is apples and malt. Flavor is bread and malt, with some fruity notes. Slightly bitter finish. Somewhat heavy and tough to drink, not really what I had expected.

2.9
Nik925 (795) - USA - AUG 29, 2010
I’m thinking there might be a reason why this hop variety is unusual...I hate to be a low score on an anchor brewing beer, but Maytag left so screw it. This is rather odd, but not really good. Appearance and aroma are nothing to mention. This is all based on a decent recipe and a weird hop that does make for some odd bitterness. Odd, yes. Great, no.

3.3
rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 29, 2010
Draught at Sadonkorjuu 2010, Porvoo, Finland.
Hazy golden colour with average sized foamy head. Mild fruity not-so-bitter hops in aroma. Flavour is nice balanced mix of bitter fruity hops and malty body. Long-lasting bitterness in aftertaste.

3.3
ganache (5896) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2010
Bottle. Big fruity hop nose, some golden grain and bright citrus, but winy notes would have to be imagined. Golden, clear pour with a rocky tannish head. Taste is surprisingly bitter and fierce for Anchor, with bright citrus and berry notes. Some really nice dank must. Medium body edging fuller, smooth with a touch of booze showing. Very dry. A good one.

3.7
Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 27, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2010 medium gold pour with a tight lasting white head. aroma is fairly light. floral citrus hop, and light biscuity malt. Flavour is citrusy hop, slightly spicey and floral towards the finish. Backed by a light malt sweetness. Bready, some crackery tones. Reminds me a lot of the Mikkeller Nelson Sauvin IPA only a bit more of a biscuity/crackery maltiness.

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User101733 (14) - - AUG 26, 2010
the dry hopping on this beer is what provides its strengths. sweet citrus in the aroma is fantastic, but it would have been great to taste citrus and resin notes to match. i could smell this beer all day and drink a couple, but there are definitely more memorable Pales out there.


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