brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAY 19, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
did not have the slightest hint of hemp in it, not in aroma or in taste at least, i was expecting this ale to at least smell some what similar to the stuff but no dice, an overall average brew, nothing special
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Humboldt Hemp Ale is a deep raspberry brown in color with a small, dissipating parchment-colored head. The aroma is of piney, resinous hops and sweet malt, perhaps caramel. It is medium-bodied and ever so smooth with soft carbonation. It is not overtly bitter. The flavor is of resinous hops that linger lightly. I’d almost call this a brown ale. A great example of a West Coast ale!
waolsen (1334) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - APR 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. dark cranberry pour with a lot of fizzy cabonation to a healthy off white creamy head. aroma of an amber ale with roasted malts, floral hops and a bit of spice. suprisingly fruity and tart at first. mellows. roasted malts are steady, a bit of sourness. nice herbal qualities(not ganja). fairly hoppy. easy drinking quality brew.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark mahogany color w/ a medium, semi creamy froth. Good head retention that finally settles to a full dusty canopy and lacing. Aroma is malty yet dry and brisk. Medium nectar w/ . A malt driven brew w/ a mild, herbal, hop component that sets up camp fast and sticks around. Mild flavored w/ a faint, almost tart nuance. Very mellow and I really like the velvet herbal hops. Hints of green tea, black cherry, cassis. The finish is bittered nicely w/ the same herbal hops. Because of it’s lack of flavor, you could totally session it.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - APR 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper body and small beige head that leaves minimal patches of lace. Subtle aroma of herbal hops and mild chocolate. Taste is chocolate and cola. Slight nuttiness and faint earthy and leafy hops. More of a brown ale than a spice or herb brew.
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2007
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a deep ruby red with a minimal head.Nothing distinctive on th e aroma.Flavor was malty with a bitter finish.Easy to drink but nothing special.
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - MAR 18, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
deep amber color with a small and quickly diminishing tan head. slightly malty coffee aroma. Taste is very watery, very lightly toasted malt with no hop experience to speak of. Uneventful :(
fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark cola color with a cola like fizzy head. Aromas were decent. Caramel, some spice. Lots of malt with some fruity aromas too. Flavor fell off a bit with some metal. More malt than hops. OK, but not excellent.
Dynamind69 (29) - San Miguel, California, USA - FEB 22, 2007
0.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2007 This ale had a nice color and aroma,but the taste was horrible,very bitter.
unclemattie (3995) - Georgia, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful full red with an almond head. Aroma of rich malt, almost like a robust honey. Amazing heavy malt nose. Reminds me of San Diego Pale Ales! Flavor is of a herbal, grassy hop. Tastes like a toasted crystal malt wort, without the sweetness. (Just a handful of grain) It is drier than I expected. The label alone is of course reason to try this one. Distinctive crystal grains throughout this one.