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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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrSilverworm (5898) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2013
20oz pint on tap at Cock & Bull in Hyde Park, for $6.75. Clear dark red / slightly brown color. Thin khaki head retains on the surface. Leaves decent bits of lace. Medium-plus body. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry in the finish. Good toasty, slightly nutty malt profile. Kind of spicy hop, good amount for a brown ale. Bit of herbal, earthy, hemp-type flavors here, hint of chocolate. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Solid, kind of spicy-hoppy brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (5121) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Draft to pint. Looks solid; a semi-transparent amberish-brown with sticky off-white lacing. Smells and tastes of dark malt with a light tastiness and mild nuttiness. Average on the palate. Okay, but a little thin and light for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikem409 (1475) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Tap pours brown tan head. Aroma of scotch candy. Taste is clean mild slight brown sugar and toasted bread.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Reddish-brown pour with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, nutty. Taste is roasted malt, little nutty. An average brown ale. Ok flavor and so-so lacing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3390) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Transparent brown/red with a tall, light brown head. Sweet, nutty aroma....toffee, roast. Taste is smooth, sweet malt, nuts, chocolate. Creamy, but light. Slight spicyness towards the back. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fuzzycranium (4) - Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2013 does not count
appearance was a wonderful color with what I had expected in the head. Retention was a bit low. Wasn’t sure what to expect in mouthfeel and flavor. Hoping to taste the protein, minerals and such from the hemp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boozedude (1661) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Dark brown pour with hardly any head. malty aroma. taste has some coffe hints...some grape.. Pretty diffrent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle. Deep brown colored body with a light tan colored head. The nose is rich with caramel and a nutty note that I equate with the hemp. There is just a touch of pears. I get flavors of strong toffee and black tea up front with my first drink. As this warms I got some toast and a little bit more fruity sweetness, almost raisin like. A nicely done brown ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
coreyc1221 (260) - Truckee, California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Creamy sweet aroma but heavy brown color. Foamy tan head that settles down after a minute. Nutty vanilla malt taste with a smooth after taste. I love it. Would eat with kettle corn. For some reason that’s what hits me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
GJF (1217) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Bottle at Lincoln Wine Bar. A deep red beer with an orange head. The aroma is sweet with a bit of pine and grapefruit. The flavor is sweet malt with notes of dark fruit, plum and cherry.

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