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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)


2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grovlam (4154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2007
Bottle. [Courtesy of Papsoe, yet another great tasting @ Henrik´s] Small beige fizzy head that mostly diminished. Clear brown color. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, light floral notes. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Moderated sweet flavor with light bitterness. Sweet roasted matly finish with an herbal twist at the very end. 18-09-2007

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2007
12 fl oz bottle. Pours amber/brown with a lacing light brown head. Sweet malty aroma, slight breadish note. Roasted malt flavour, distinct aroma/bitterhops note. Herbal flavoured.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Clear, dark, orangey brown with an off-white head. Roasted malt aroma with some vanilla. Medium-bodied, very soft mouthfeel and some spicy, lightly tobaccoish herbal accents. Almost no bitterness in the finish which is dry though. Nice but unspectacular. 180907

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (14516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2007
Brown color. Caramel aroma, light herbs. Thin body, caramel flavor, some residual sugars, light chocolate malt, but a rather unpleasant, even if light, herbal touch. Not my kind.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ghill1218 (9) - 29 palms, California, USA - SEP 11, 2007 does not count
good dark beer, light coffee, good aroma. balanced with a short afrter taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerme420 (50) - Corona, California, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Hemp ale is one of my old favorites. smell of roasted fruit. earthy taste with a dry finish. alcohol is prevalant

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
posikyle (165) - Alabama, USA - SEP 9, 2007
On tap. The flavor was really thin, it didn’t match the dark color at all. Aroma was barely there. Probably wouldnt drink again.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2007
Bottle from Di Raimondo’s in Paso Robles, CA. Very dark chocolate brown...porter like color. Beige head with some lacing. Nutty cocoa nose with some chocolate as well. Taste is a hoppy, nutty treat...good malts and a subtle bitter finish. Enjoyed it.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 12/17/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip

clear dark brown, short lived fine beige head still manages to leave a bit of lace, sweet nutty chocolate aroma with earthy hops, well balanced malt flavor with nice chocolate and mild bitterness, a typical brown ale

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamSkillin (376) - High Bridge, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2007
A little burnt toastish flavor going on in this malty syrupy dark brown (not black at all) beer. On draft at DiPiazza in Long Beach, CA


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