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RATINGS: 491   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (5258) - 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 (8912) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
airrick2003 (817) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Appearance: pours with a medium tan head that settles into a moderate density, the beer is a very nice semi transparent brown color with some amber hues to it, Aroma: maple syrup, kind of faint, very slight hop tang Taste: slightly sweet, has a very faint hop bitterness on the finish, also finishes with some toasted malt Palate: average carbonation, light mouthfeel, faint bitter aftertaste Overall: not a bad beer, would be easily sessionable, nothing stands out that makes it great though, a bit bland ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (4913) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Syrupy and boozy taste. Sweet. Brown sugar and malts. Draft at bills in Orange beach. Meh

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (4669) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2014
On tap at Duke’s Waikiki 191214. Drank this while watching the sun set over Waikiki Beach. Copper red to light brown with a bit if maltiness going on.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andrewje41 (2075) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2014
12 O bottle pour. Pours a reddish brown color with no lace or head. Nutty, malty aroma. Flavor shadows the aroma. This beer for me was just alright. Nothing special stood out. Semi empty finish to it. I wouldn’t call this bad, but maybe expected a bit more. Interesting style though. A little different.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cybercat (4440) - Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Pours a clear mahogany with a thick, though not persistent, light tan head. Dark malt aroma has woody, caramel, and subtle hoppy notes. Flavor is not strong, but pleases with malty, nutty, and woody tones plus a snip of caramel. Texture seems a bit thin and lacks fizz. Has this gone downhill since winning that there now Gold Medal? Nevertheless, give it a fair shake.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (4645) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Rated on 8-07-2014 at Don Hall’s Factory (Fort Wayne, IN) This bottled beer has a transparent brown body, no visible carbonation observed and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is malty, nutty and sweet. The flavor mimics the aroma. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is light bodied. This beer is quaffable and does not have a lot of character to it. It is what it is.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
elbernays (1051) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle from Kings supermarket orlando. Pours brown with reddish hue. Nit aroma. Toffee sweet with nutty aftertaste. Very light and a lot of carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (1229) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Firestone pint glass From: Albertson’s in Alpine, Calif. Price: $1.67 ($9.99 for a mix 6-pack) Purchased: Oct. 11, 2014 Consumed: Oct. 11, 2014 Misc.: N/A Poured a brownish, dark caramel, mahogany color with 1-to-2 fingers of tan head. Good stream of bubbles coming up from the bottom throughout the glass. Head settled nicely after originally appearing to dissipate. Minimal lacing along the sides of the glass. Minimal retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.00) Smelled light chocolate, roasty malts, toffee, caramel, light menthol, chocolate milk and faint Citra hops. Was tough at times to get anything on the nose. (Smell - 3.50) Tasted similar to the nose. Got roasty malts, roasted nuts, caramel, toffee, chocolate, chocolate milk and slight cocoa nibs. (Taste - 3.75) Medium body. Thin texture. Soft carbonation. Long finish. (Feel - 3.63) Just an OK brown ale. Nothing spectacular. (Overall - 3.63) 3.63 82 B

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