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Howe Sound High Tide Hemp Ale

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Brewed by Howe Sound Brewing
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Squamish, Canada

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 2.97/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.91   ABV: -
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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
stantheman (675) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 27, 2013
On tap at Hops in New Westminster. A dark copper color with a bit of beige head. Not much nose and curiously not much flavour either, at least at the moment. Maybe itís one of those that grows on ya?

Iím getting a bit of caramel and hop, but thatís about it. Drinkable but unmemorable. Meh...

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LarryBeast (536) - - JUN 12, 2012
(This was the guest beer on tap at the Reef). Copper/bronze with frothy beige head. Grassy, herby aroma touched off by roasty malt. Lots of caramel flavour balanced against medium bitterness. Very distinct tastes from the hemp. Finishes bitter with a long drawn-out aftertaste. Surprised by how much I dug it; would happily try it again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2012
Clear reddish copper colour with large beige head. Fruity malt nose. Tart carmel malt taste with bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
turboespresso (256) - Port Moody, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2012
On tap. Tan with thin head. Little lacing. Little aroma. Taste of toasted malts balanced by herbal and hop bitterness. Decent, ESB-style hemp ale.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2012
Pours a clear amber colour with a creamy head aroma is very light but get a bit of malts and caramel. Flavour is havey on the sweet malts caramel toffee with a bitter herb finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4390) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2011
1 litre swingtop bottle poured a light brown color with modest off-white head and little lacing. Aromas of hemp and earthy hops. Taste is mostly bitterness and wood with a touch of malty sweetness. This is a very interesting beer that can only be enjoyed in small quantities. Definitely not something to drink all evening.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
sulawang (644) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2011
pours bottle brown, pretty lacing and micro-carbonated though only medium in carbonation. Medium sweetness, regulated hoppiness and a long, lingering warm bitterness. The bitterness starts curling and lands at the back of the tongue during the finish. Muted malted nose, flavours of malts and woody bark. On the watery side, long (bitter) length, low complexity, low-medium depth. Nothing much interesting going on here, just bitterness and malted bark.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2011
1L bottle split with mcberko. Pours a cloudy ruby red with a small white head. Aroma of herbs, caramel sweetness, hint of barnyard in there too. A dark, smoky/roasted flavour, quite herbally. Maybe some dark chocolatey notes in there too. Quite harsh palate, mildly dry, average to low complexity.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (7244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 22, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2011 1L bottle, split with Matts_Property, pours dark amber with a substantial, lingering white head. Aroma is very herbal, with lots of hemp, herbal hops, wheat and grassy malt. Flavour brings out the hemp fairly strongly, with floral notes, grass and sweet, but somewhat stale malts. Very unconventional - decent attempt for what it is, though I canít say itís overly intriguing or enjoyable to me.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2011
Very strong malt aroma suggests caramel, toffee and some nutty character along with a grassy hop/hemp component. Clear deep copper-brown coloured body is topped by a low tan head that recedes rapidly to a partial cover. Flavour follows the aroma - very malt forward with strong nutty flavours. Some roasty bitterness especially in the aftertaste. Medium light body is quite dry and has fairly strong carbonation. Tulip glass. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle purchased at the brewpub in May 2011.


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