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RATINGS: 489   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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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)


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 (10884) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Bottle. Dark ruby amber, clean and criap ruby appearance. Short lived head. I picked up hints of coffee in the aroma. I also tasted hints of coffee as well. Would be more enjoyable with a little less water. Tastes and smells like watered down coffee.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8530) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Bottle. Deep brown pour that has a great ruby shade through light, and about 2 fingers of khaki head. Aroma is dark malt, brown sugar, hops, chocolate. Tastes rich, chocolatey malty, with some brown sugar and hop notes. This one comes off like a scwarzbier.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Draft. Light brown color. Sweet malt aroma with hints of roasted malt. The flavor is similar, pretty good mouthfeel.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2007
A brown beer with a super sweet malty and earthy aroma. Flavor is sweet and earthy. This is not really that good. Too sweet and too earth. Rather unpleasant really. Ughhh!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2007
Dark pour that looks basically black, with head that didn’t hang around for long at all. Smell was a different sort of dark ripe sweet fruit, and roasted malt-ish. Taste was more nutty and kind of like a nut brown ale, and has slightly low carbonation, making it a touch watery since its body was on the thinner side as well. This wasn’t bad, but not what I was expecting, and nothing to go out of the way for, I thought.


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