jstraw (1930) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2013 Draft at Jerry’s. Clear, dark red-amber with good, foamy, tan head, nice lacing / Mild, sweet nose of dark caramel, smoke, chocolate, citrus, bread / Light body, some sweetness, toasty, good balance, weak finish / Light flavors of chocolate, smoke, plum, toast, orange / Pleasant, somewhat thin, more on order of lager.
DedicatedToFun (2754) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
6 pack from BevMo, decent brown ale, hemp seeds, dark malts, nicely balanced, overall good.
queenholly (2987) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nutty brown sugar malt aroma. Clear chestnut with a moderate beige head, moderate lacing. Similar to the nose with nutty brown sugar malt flavor. Light body, average carbonation. Solid brown ale. I think this would be a good pizza beer.
Sammer (1048) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Smooth is a good way of describing this one. Taste is roasted nuts, caramel and charred wood. Decent.
rumproasts (3101) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Brown with small head. Drinking hemp makes me feel a bit like a dirty hippie. This is pretty tasty though. Very smooth brown ale
AirForceHops (3315) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle purchased @ Top Shelf Brews, Hampton, NH. Aroma is caramel malts, nuttiness, with some brown sugar. Flavor is consistent with aroma, with a thin body. I don’t really know what hemp should smell or taste like but… I don’t pick up anything extra in this ale.
Block (1461) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 21, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown-red pour. Nearly non existent head. Body is a bit syrupy. Not enough carbonation, or something. Flavor is mild with a lot of malt sweetness. A slight burnt finish. Some alcohol comes through. Heavier than I expected.
maxwelldeux (3723) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught in a flight. Pours a dark brown color with a thick tan head on it. Nose is definitely malt forward with some nice toasting elements to it. Taste was actually surprisingly bitter, but with a little bit of caramel coming through. Interesting brown ale...
beertholomeus (833) - California, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours brown with thick off white head. Malt, bread, hop, nut and caramel aromas. Malt, caramel, bread and nut flavors. Bready finish. Medium full body.
Dacrza (525) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date tasted: May 24, 2013... Glassware: Victory Hop Devil nonick... Occasion: recognizing baseball coaching season is almost over... Appearance: dark brown body with a monstrous brown two-finger head that foams significantly--welcoming!... Aroma: lightly toasted, brightly hopped--a bit of mild sweetness too... Palate: smooth--too smooth?--with mild effervescence late, and little more... Taste: quite mild and unassuming--mellow to the point of nondescription; I recall having a Hempen Ale and wondering the similar thought--hemp doesn’t seem to alter much... Overall: a pleasant, easy-drinking brew that has little in its complexity (it is a brown, after all), and yet its promise to be anomalous doesn’t quite pan out....but for its price point, about right.