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RATINGS: 490   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (5232) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Wegro (332) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BuckeyeBoy (4068) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IndianaRed (3123) - 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...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pinkzambia (1763) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Bottle: Dark brown color with a light brown head. Interesting aroma - even though it is light, I sense a bit of familiars qualities of a stout with sokme molasses and mocha. I don’t smell the Mary Jane though. Perhaps Tom Petty does. Anyway, the feel is quite thin and the flavor is basic. Thanks Cheech for sharing as well as Chong for chilling with us man.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grovlam (4187) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (37030) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Papsoe (25069) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (16931) - 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.

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