egajdzis (5196) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2010 Poured a reddish amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malt, light roast, nuts, and citrus hops as well. Taste of more nuts and caramel, with a touch of citrus bitterness, and a somewhat piney finish.
Lubiere (9440) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2006
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Red copper ale with a nice thin off-white head. Nutty malt aroam with hemp oil coming out. Malty nutty ale with some harshness in mouth, not pleasant. Russian River Beer Revival & Barbecue Cook-Off, August 20, 2005.
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
a decent brown ale, i donít know what the hemp is all about but this is well balanced, and interesting. i think the hemp is just a gimmick to get hippies to buy this.
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 28, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled@Port Solona: Root beer color with a small off white head. Aroma is caramel sweet. Flavor sweet, a little nutty, peppery (seltzer like) with a light bitterness in the finish. Thin, smooth palate.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well, thereís not much here to work with. Pours well, with a smallish head. Nice brownish coloring, very little lace on the glass. Very veggie flavor, and has very little actual "hemp" attitude. Overall, not something Iíd make an effort for.
Odeed (1774) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
light brown body with a little white head.aroma of nuts and malts.nice roasted nut flavor with medium mouthfeel.not to bad at all.
BrewDad (4632) - Olympia, USA - SEP 27, 2005
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a nice dark brown ale that had a good flavor but nothing overall that excited me. I was expecting more I guess my stoner genes where wanting more. I would try this for fun and this is a good herb beer and will give some to friends for fun.
Saarlander (1685) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - NOV 15, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Darker than I was expecting for some reason, taste was of a bitter hazelnut, Not a bad flavor at all, quite good actually, Iíll have it again!
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz from fordest. Pours a brown color with a small off white head. Nose was kinda nutty, lightly hopy, and some sweet malt. taste was mostly nutty, some ligh tmalt and a hoppy bitter finish.
Taverner (1076) - San Ramon, California, USA - SEP 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 23, 2008 This is one of the best beer’s I’ve ever had. IT keeps things simple, but the hemp flavor in the hopping process rounds out the flavor, and evens out any sharp edges that pop up in dark ales.
ON SECOND ANALYSIS: It’s not bad. It’s just not as great as I thought before. The hemp does give it a nice, non-hoppy bitter edge, which improves complexity. But other than that, not much else stands out on this beer.