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Affiliated with the Nectar Ales experience through shared origins at Humboldt Brewing Company, Hemp Ale is a one-of-a-kind brew that boasts an incredibly rich profile and unique herb-accented flavor that is attributable to the incorporation of hemp seeds into the brewing process. A wonderful brown ale full of complexity Hemp Ale is great with food or by itself. American hops create a perfect balance to the darker malts used in this brew. This brown ale is the Gold Medal winner for first place in its category at both the 1999 and 2000 California State Fair Craft Brewing Competitions. (Editor’s Note: originally brewed by the Humboldt Brewing Company until their acquisition by Firestone Walker)

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jimmytalent (84) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2013
Didn't pick up much on the hemp but man does the nectar shine. This beer is very fruity. Aroma is fruity. Flavor is peach, maybe apricot. Good beer. Not great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (4150) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 2, 2015
12 oz. bottled 03/20/2015. Clear brown with a small ring of creamy bubbles. Nose is a mix of molasses, toasted dark bread, apple and smoldering dried hay. Tastes of sorghum molasses, resiny green herb toasted sesame seed and new cotton shirt. Finish shows a nice dryness with some light ash and charred dry field grass. Light-medium body is a bit to the sweet side, but that’s per style, and a light astringency helps sweep the malt away. I normally like low carbonation, but this one needs just a bit more. Still, this is a pretty sessionable and interesting brown.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SinH4 (1065) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 23, 2015
On tap at Firestone Walker Taproom. Amber color with small head. Aroma is earthy, some chocolate. Taste is earthy-bitter, classic brown-ale like, a bit nutty. Mild bitterness, quite dry. Fine-bubbled but present carbonation. Not bad!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (6034) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2015
On tap at Hopjacks. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. The aroma is spruce and floral. Thin mouth, light bready malt and toast, decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DCLawyer (1862) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle->SA. Dark brown with minimal lite tan head. A: caramel malt, cereal, hints of cocoa and hops. T: metallic chcoclate malt, sweet with some nuts and spice, mild hops. Fairly unpleasant bittersweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rosenbergh (8499) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 12, 2015
Draught at the Firestone Walker Barrelworks, Buellton, CA as Firestone Walker Taproom Brown.
Clear brown colour with a small light tan head. Sweet toasted malt, sweet hops, mild bitterness and woody dryness in the aroma. Dark hops, mild bitterness, sweet toasted malt and woody dryness in the flavour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ordybill (655) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 25, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a malt and barley smell Appearance - Pours a dark brown with a large white head Taste- A bitter tasting beer that has a slight coffee taste. Palate- A medium bodied, moderately carbonated beer. Overall- A fair beer that I would drink again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinator (1371) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2015
Decent and different. Malty and caramel notes. Medium brown color. Medium weight with good lacing. Burnt caramel flavors. Not sure what the hemp adds. Maybe a little earthiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Native (10) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2015
This is a good,beer but could be great if there was a more of a standout flavor good malt notes but needs something more.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
John25 (1067) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2015
Bottle. Clear copper brown. Nutty caramel sweet taste but, thin and bland overall. Boring. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rondphoto (2879) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - APR 7, 2015
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear amber brown color, beige head cover, heavy streamers of lace. Taste is semi-sweet caramel malt that moves quickly through the palate to a relatively short, mildly hopped finish. A somewhat heavy brew, with nothing exactly wrong, but nothing exactly right either. Not a keeper for me

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