AirForceHops (2340) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle purchased @ Top Shelf Brews, Hampton, NH. Aroma is caramel malts, nuttiness, with some brown sugar. Flavor is consistent with aroma, with a thin body. I don’t really know what hemp should smell or taste like but… I don’t pick up anything extra in this ale.
Block (1124) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown-red pour. Nearly non existent head. Body is a bit syrupy. Not enough carbonation, or something. Flavor is mild with a lot of malt sweetness. A slight burnt finish. Some alcohol comes through. Heavier than I expected.
maxwelldeux (2692) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught in a flight. Pours a dark brown color with a thick tan head on it. Nose is definitely malt forward with some nice toasting elements to it. Taste was actually surprisingly bitter, but with a little bit of caramel coming through. Interesting brown ale...
beertholomeus (362) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with thick off white head. Malt, bread, hop, nut and caramel aromas. Malt, caramel, bread and nut flavors. Bready finish. Medium full body.
Dacrza (409) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date tasted: May 24, 2013... Glassware: Victory Hop Devil nonick... Occasion: recognizing baseball coaching season is almost over... Appearance: dark brown body with a monstrous brown two-finger head that foams significantly--welcoming!... Aroma: lightly toasted, brightly hopped--a bit of mild sweetness too... Palate: smooth--too smooth?--with mild effervescence late, and little more... Taste: quite mild and unassuming--mellow to the point of nondescription; I recall having a Hempen Ale and wondering the similar thought--hemp doesn’t seem to alter much... Overall: a pleasant, easy-drinking brew that has little in its complexity (it is a brown, after all), and yet its promise to be anomalous doesn’t quite pan out....but for its price point, about right.
jimmytalent (84) - New York, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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
DrSilverworm (3985) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
20oz pint on tap at Cock & Bull in Hyde Park, for $6.75. Clear dark red / slightly brown color. Thin khaki head retains on the surface. Leaves decent bits of lace. Medium-plus body. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry in the finish. Good toasty, slightly nutty malt profile. Kind of spicy hop, good amount for a brown ale. Bit of herbal, earthy, hemp-type flavors here, hint of chocolate. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Solid, kind of spicy-hoppy brown ale.
b3shine (3474) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to pint. Looks solid; a semi-transparent amberish-brown with sticky off-white lacing. Smells and tastes of dark malt with a light tastiness and mild nuttiness. Average on the palate. Okay, but a little thin and light for the style.
mikem409 (1445) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap pours brown tan head. Aroma of scotch candy. Taste is clean mild slight brown sugar and toasted bread.
GranvilleTim (1403) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish-brown pour with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, nutty. Taste is roasted malt, little nutty. An average brown ale. Ok flavor and so-so lacing.