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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   ABV: -
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Brewed with 300 pounds real hemp seeds from Canada. The seeds have gone through a sterilization process so there is no THC. You can’t drink this and get "high" or fail a drug test. The seeds lend a nutty character to this amber ale that is reminiscent of sunflower seeds. This beer has always been a "hit" here.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kseecs16 (1202) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2006
Poured from one of their growlers, day after purchasing. Poured a rusty color with very little head, beer was clear. A unique faintly smokey, salty sweet aroma. The taste too was different, somethign approaching smoke with a bitter body and a clean mild finish. A very dry, not intensely flavorful beer. Somewhat oily in the mouth. Interesting, but not exceptional.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Woodpecker (23) - Warrenville, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2005
Now this is different! The story behind how it was brewed is most interesting. This is another niche beer that one needs to sample. Nice color, nice malt taste, a little on the bitter side, but that’s OK. While I’m not a hemp ale person, this was still PDG (pretty darn good!)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cornfield (5482) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2005
An interesting drink, now called Hemp Stoned Ale because, besides the sterilized hemp seeds, they toss a 1000F granite rock into the mix. This all produces and oddly bitter aroma, somewhat nutty and grassy, somewhat mineral-like. Its haloed yellow/amber body neither adds to nor detracts from the brew. The flavor is a sweet malt that tastes like it was burned rather than roasted. Add to that some bitter almonds, some weeds, and a handful of dirty pebbles, and you have an idea what this tastes like. Not as good as it is interesting. A fun kind of a drink.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Mostly translucent gold with a thin foamy off-white head. Odd f’ing aroma that intrigues me - hair braids, hemp bracelets, sweaty shirts and bitter hops. Much creamier than expected. Part cream ale, part hippie. Ropes, crème de cocoa, evaporated milk, vanilla and dandelions. Carbonation is lacking and it’s a touch sweet, but points for originality.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 11, 2004
served in tall pilsner glass. nice browinsh pale color. tastes maltiness at first with just enough balance at the finish also some nuttiness that the menu attributes to the hemp as well as some carmel. not very bitter. quite good. i definately recommend this one.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2003
Had this on draught in Aurora, Illinois. Dissapointment might be the word I would use to describe it, if it weren't such a good beer, which it is. Thick head, pale golden color, effervescent. I detected nothing resembling marijuana in this beer.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ElGaucho (2206) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2003
Sampled at Great Taste of the Midwest '03. No aroma to speak of. No hemp or marijuana aroma at all. Yellow with white head. Not spectacular in appearance. Bland ale. Hints of apple or pear. There's nothing about this beer that suggests anything resembling hemp.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 12, 2002
On tap, GABF 02: Hazy orange color, sweet/sour malt aroma, stale veggie note that I’m assuming is the hemp. I still haven’t meet a hemp beer that I really liked.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2525) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2002
GABF 2002: Light fruity aroma. Pale amber color. Very light and creamy, and well balanced. Med bitter finish, with a little caramel. Excellently done hemp ale.


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