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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. (Editorís Note: originally brewed by the Humboldt Brewing Company until their acquisition by Firestone Walker)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 12, 2006
Not a fan of this beer. Iím guessing they put hemp in this beer? Whatever that tastes like... tastes like a bad beer to me. Malty aroma, flavor was rough, some bitterness. Something not right about it though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopdog (8821) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2006
12oz bottle. Poured a deeper ruby red/brownish color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, nuts, and a wet grassy/earthiness. Tastes of chocolate, nuts, and earthy. Thinner body. Didnít really get a íspice/herb/vegatableí out of it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryeknow2 (3) - long beach, California, USA - MAY 26, 2006 does not count
i loved this beer. It was extremly smooth,with a deep flavor. There was virtually no after-taste. I enjoyed the experience of drinking this beer. When i had finished drinking it, i wanted another, but alas that was on the other side of the Grapevine.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2336) - California, USA - MAY 12, 2006
Tap: Never had hemp so Iím not sure what it tastes like, but I was having trouble guessing the style of this. The color is a rich brown. Just slightly darker than the Rogue Hazelnut Brown ale next to it. Aroma was malt dominated with caramel, light chocolate. I really donít know what they were trying here, but it didnít work.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2006
Draught. Clear dark brown color with off white head. Overall lacking in flavor and aroma. There is a touch of hay and caramel malt in the aroma. Flavor is similar wih some nuttiness and an earthy character.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimrockford (56) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2006
12 OZ bottle Appearance: Clear and ruby red Flavor: herbal and astringent yet not too bad on these two. malty aftertaste Palate: starts out thick then finishes watery Overall: Godd to have if nothing but macros are avail.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2006
On tap. Reddish brown, transparant color with a nice beige head. Some caramelized malty aromas with a light, grassy hops touch. Mouthfeel is syrupy, but not in a creamy or full kind of way. Flavor of toast and cherry jelly.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
IrishBoy (3805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 3, 2006
Transparent amber red color with a small beige head. Malt aroma and malty nut flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Very clear deep amber color with a light a light tan head. A pleasant toasty malt aroma. Nice toasty malt flavor that lingers. This beer is a pleasant suprise. Light to medium mouthfeel. A must try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2490) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 17, 2006
Bottled. Pours a dark brown color. Aroma is somewhat malty with a bit of chocolate. A hint of hops as well. Flavor is slightly malty with some chocolate notes. Slightly roasted. A little bit of spice. Not bad, but lacking a little something. Reminds me a little of a brown ale.

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