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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)


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sickassmick (224) - Concord, California, USA - FEB 12, 2008
5.99 6pk everyday at cork and bottle. the smell and taste of this really give me more of a brown ale feel. Really really lightly carbonated. Pours cool dark brown amber with hardly any head even if you pour it straight into the bottom of the glass. Malty nose, malty sweet front, not really any hop bite, watery mouth feel, drinkable i guess, but nothing too special.. bud is 4.99 a six pack, so I guess it’s worth the extra buck. I’d probably rather have it than newcastle, while we’re on the topic of brown ale. Is this style really called a "spice herb vegetable"? Is that how you say it? LOL

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - FEB 4, 2008
This was different and richer, but less strongly-flavoured than I had expected. It is very dark red with a medium, dense, lasting head that slowly dissipates but never vanishes. It leaves a little weak lace. The aroma is light caramel, toasted grain, and delicate citrusy-flowery element. The taste is almost like a light, mild porter, being mostly lightly sweet with mild, burnt caramel, dark toast, hints of chocolate, with a light flowery element and bitterness in the finish. It has good flavours but they are all rather muted and the whole thing is very smooth and soft, almost too soft. It gets kind of boring after a bit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (2982) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2008
From the tap poured copper color with a good amount of head. Bitter lasting flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Thanks again to Eric for a taste of this nice beer--Poured a deep syrupy brown amber body with a small milky head. Lots of aroma. Fruity, thick, floral, and malty. Flavor of rich bubblegum. Like some of my favorite hoppy barley wines but a lot lower on the alcohol end. Finished sweet and mildly spicy and faintly cloying.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Aroma is sweet, syrupy, lots of dark crystal malt, milky. Flavor is fairly dry, coffee-roastiness, rather one-dimensional. Clean, spicily bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (4740) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2008
Light amber coloured body with a thinnish off-white head. Aroma of some mild hops, coupled with some malt and a bit of sweetness. Light to Medium-bodied; Strong malty taste up front with a bit of nuts and a dose of fresh hops shows nice. Aftertaste shows a bit more amber type flavour with some faint pit fruit tastes coming through. Overall, not a great showing, but not horrible either. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods in San Francisco (4th St), California on 25-December-2007.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown pour, literally no head to speak of. Aroma was hops, maybe a touch of malt. Flavor was just like a brown ale, like said below. Not a bad beer, but nothing special either.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wegro (331) - Fresno, California, USA - SEP 24, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2007 Pours a dark brown, ends up being a really dark ruby with a small white head. tastes malty, a little hoppy and woody. Kind of thin, tastes like a regular brown ale. I think the name is misleading.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BuckeyeBoy (2725) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 22, 2007
12oz Bottle pours out a deep mahogany topped with a off white head. Aroma of malt a small touch of hops. Tast once again of malt and light hops. A little wood on the end. This Brew is DOPE.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IndianaRed (2471) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Bottle Pours a deep mahogany with a small thin light brown head. Traces of lacing. Toasted malt aroma. Woody bitter flavor with some spice. Coant quite put my finger on it. ..where the cheetos...


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