RateBeer
overall
55
59
style

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 451   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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)


Stldsf1's rating

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - JAN 27, 2013
Needs more hemp. Just ok brown. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubbleflubber (1786) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Pours a deep mahogany with a nice off-white head that leaves soapy lacing. The nose is of barnyard silage and lightly sweet caramel. Caramel and sourdough flavors finish with a medium–light grain. The mouthfeel is round with a light body and soft carbonation. Very decent session brown ale here. All of the complexity is provided in an easy quaff. Delicious.

1.8
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
labattslover74 (19) - Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2014
A nice mahogany color with a thick head. Aroma is caramel and coffee. taste is a sharp soy sauce mixed in beer flavor with a bitter salty after taste. Basically it’s Guiness stout with a different label. I will finish the glass but not a fan.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wittales (624) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Appearance was clear reddish brown with diminishing creamy tan tiny head,no lacing. Aromas are caramel, chocolate, hints of coffee and sugars. Taste are toffee, brown sugar, touches of coffee and vanilla. Palate was soft creamy CO2 with light body, then average length simple semi-sweet lightly dry finish. A average easy drinking brown.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drjay44 (2585) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 25, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, light beige head, over a clear brown (SRM 25) body......nose is light with cocoa, chocolate, toffee/caramel, hints of coffee, no esters, minimal hops........taste is light cocoa, chocolate, hints of toffee/caramel, slight roasted coffee, minimal esters, light herbal hop bitterness to finish, dry throughout......mouth feel, light of medium body, no astringency, soft carbonation. This is a nice rendition of a Brown Ale, with pleasant complexity in both aroma and flavor. The malts are dominant in both aroma and flavor, which is entirely appropriate for Northern English Brown. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHeath99 (840) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Tap from Lazy Dog. Pours a dark brown with a thick ring of beige head. Taste is not too shabby, malty and nutty. Aroma of caramel and malt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerguy00 (48) - Fountain Valley, California, USA - JUN 4, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2014 Dark brown pour with small head. Floral and spruce smell. A bit of a caramel and rosted nutty flavor with bitter finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nike (950) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2014
12oz bottle, dark brown pour, small thin head, little lacing. Light body, slightly sweet taste coming through, grain, thin feel, with a slight bitter finish. Lively co2. Decent overall.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
forthebirds (26) - - MAY 10, 2014
Medium brown with thick head. Metallic. Sweet. Blech. Not my choice for a brown.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lutz2jm (78) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Got at wine 101 in wf nc. Ok brown ale. Carmel taste is slightly to overpowering and give the beer a very sweet overall taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HIGHB4LL (448) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2014
On tap at Firestone. Appearance: light brown color, clear, khaki head. Aroma: nutty, caramel, light floral. Palate: light body, dry finish, soft carbonation. Taste: sweet throughout. Overall, almost cloying sweetness. Not my brown.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 » 46


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50