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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Murky Brown, Small Head That Did Not Last, Light Spotty Strings Of Lacing. Faint Toasted Malt Aroma. Lightly Toasted, Lightly Sweet, Light Bitter. Rather thin. Easy to drink but I did not get The Hemp part. Just OK. Pass It...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
unclemike (2685) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 4, 2014
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KnowThyBeer (26) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2014
A delicious aroma of chocolate, malt, and a slight tinge of mint. An appearance of dark brown the taste is overwhelming with malt, chocolate, and a small under currant of honey. The carbonation doesn’t take away from the over all experience. A wonderful brown ale, delightful and refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Bottle. Clear brown pour with a large, foamy tan head. Very malty aroma, with caramel and leaves. Nutty, sweet flavor with a funky bitter finish from the hemp seeds. Sticky texture with average carbonation. Light to medium bodied. Unique, but doesn’t measure up to the other hemp ale I regularly have.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ajnepple (4074) - Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2014
12 oz bottle. Brown appearance with a small, light tan head, mostly dissipating, moderate lacing. Aroma of dark malts, bitter chocolate, earth, mild hops, light herbs and toffee. Similar flavor with notes of bread, caramel, toasted malts and a light roast. Medium body with a crisp feel and a semi-dry, lingering finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Dark, almost porterlike appearance. The hemp gives it an earthy flavor, like chewing on a rope or a piece of straw. Fairly sweet, not a lot of hops or roasted malt. Light bodied. A little gimmicky and not the most well made brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (3750) - Michigan, USA - JAN 11, 2014
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 4/16/2013. Pours slightly cloudy deep reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, toffee, brown sugar, biscuit, light chocolate, light nuttiness, herbal, floral, and toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark malt and light hop/hemp notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown sugar, light chocolate, light nuttiness, herbal, floral, and toasted earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, brown sugar, light chocolate, light nuttiness, herbal, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a bit. Nice balance and robustness of dark malt flavors with light hop/hemp presence; with no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice brown ale. Good balance and robustness of dark malt flavors and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Pours a dark brown with a medium thick tan foamy head. Aroma of slight chocolate and sweet malt. Flavor follows. Slightly sweet. Medium bodied. A drinkable brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarkSachon (809) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2013
12 oz bottle. What’s the big deal with hemp seeds anyhow? This is a middle of the road beer posing as something more exotic. Avoid unless you need a hemp fix.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rougeau13 (2275) - Richmond, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Clear brown. Beige head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, and milk. Taste is semi sweet and semi bitter. Light-medium bodied.

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