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RATINGS: 496   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer_rookie (416) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 30, 2015
Pours a ruby or burgundy or yes, brown color. However, itís somewhat clear. Barely any head, but despite that, it does have some lacing.

Aroma is well, Iím gonna say hemp. Very much so. Itís also toasty malt and a little nutty. Iím not noticing any hops really. But this to me, smells like scotch, at least a little Itís also a little doughy. Itís interesting.

Taste is nutty, thatís what Iím getting up front. Also, a little hoppy, but not so much that itís bitter. Thereís some toasted hemp seeds in there, Iím guessing. It reminds me of the taste or aroma of say, toasted sesame seeds. Thereís maybe some caramel sweetness in there. Itís actually quite sweet. A pleasant sweetness, not too much.

Mouthfeel is actually amazing. Itís light, itís barely dry. Itís very refreshing. It finishes pretty clean, without an aftertaste.

Overall, I donít like it. My first impression was that it wasnít very good, and Iím going to stick with that. However, yes, it smells very different, and I give it high marks for that. Yes, it has a surprisingly good taste. Yes, itís quite pleasant to drink. It does well in each of the categories, but it just doesnít come together. Donít get me wrong, it is good. I will probably drink it again. But I just donít like how it comes together. I canít grasp how I really feel about it. I keep drinking it, and I keep changing my mind.

Iím thinking of a boxer, who just totally dominates the fight. He wins every round. The opponent is bleeding, all swollen, can barely stand. Yet, this boxer just canít quite deliver the KO. This boxer will win the fight. But his fans, his team, theyíre all disappointed that he didnít finish strong. Thatís the way I feel about this. Man, that was incredible. But yeah, nothing memorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JStax (5461) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 14, 2015
12 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a more hazy brown with a beige head of foam. The aroma is pretty caramelly and sweet. Some brown sugar notes come through as well. Big sweetness in the taste. Definitely something to have as a dessert. Medium body, chewy mouthfeel, and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alphadelic (2169) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2015
Darker than I expected. The nose has weighty chocolate notes amongst sweeter toffee malt and a hint of dry wood and coca-cola. In the mouth itís definitely on the sweeter side, a wave of chocolate caramel, and a hint of bitterness in the finish, maybe a touch of pepper. Tasty but nothing special. I probably wonít get another 6-pack ever.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jredmond (7642) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2015
[Backlog] pours a brown/Amber body with light off-white lace. Mouthfeel is medium to thin-bodied with notes of soft malt, caramel, bread, toast and faint fruits. Maybe some floral notes as well which Iím guessing stems from the hemp addition. A bit boring and bland overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (5005) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 13, 2015
(En fŻt ŗ la brasserie de Buellton sous le nom de Taproom Brown): Riche mocha, purťe de noisettes et raisins rouges. Quel corps!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
skatanarchy (212) - - AUG 13, 2015
험볼트 브루잉 - 험볼트 브라운 햄프 에일 5.7% ABV 브라운에일에 살짝 감도는 상쾌한 대마씨앗의 향기. 실제 마 씨앗이 함유되어있다. 한국에 수입되던 대마맥주처럼 마약 이미지가 아닌 허브 개념으로 첨가된듯 솔직히 이야기 하면, 브라운에일->ǯ 정도의 느낌이다. https://twitter.com/MaekJuBot

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (4914) - 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 thatís 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
djd07 (10483) - 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 (2786) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ordybill (1340) - 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.

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