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RATINGS: 496   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DCLawyer (1952) - 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 (8897) - 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 (772) - 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 (1482) - 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 (1176) - 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 (3042) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
euniceradio (243) - Colton, California, USA - APR 3, 2015
Pours dark clear brown. Nice tan head. Aroma is roasty chocolate. Taste is chocolate caramel malty sweet and roasty. Coffee and slight chocolate bitter finish. Good carbonation to bite the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (4897) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2015
UPDATED: APR 15, 2015
Location: 12 oz bottle from State Line, 4/1/15

Aroma: The aroma of this one is a little hoppy, with some chocolate and caramel notes.
Appearance: Pours a brown color with a very large, foamy, light brown head
Flavor: The flavor is along the same lines, pretty balanced, lightly sweet, medium bitter.
Palate: The body is medium, but the fizzy carbonation makes this fairly difficult to drink.
Overall Impression: I thought this was a pretty solid, but the mouthfeel is definitely a problem. The carbonation is so strong, it is the most memorable thing about this beer. Too bad, cause there is some good stuff going on here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BVery (8222) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle. Deep amber to brown pour. Small soapy white head. Aroma is malty, nutty, and slightly herbal. Medium palate, somewhat sweet to the taste.

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