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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. (Editorís Note: originally brewed by the Humboldt Brewing Company until their acquisition by Firestone Walker)


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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fatehunter (1273) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Poured a finger and half of head on a dark amber colored body. The aroma is earthy with some grain. A nice smell I had encountered in a beer before. The taste has a metallic tone with vegetables and malt. Itís interesting. The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation. The metallic and vegetable taste did not work for me.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (885) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Firestone pint glass From: Albertsonís in Alpine, Calif. Price: $1.67 ($9.99 for a mix 6-pack) Purchased: Oct. 11, 2014 Consumed: Oct. 11, 2014 Misc.: N/A Poured a brownish, dark caramel, mahogany color with 1-to-2 fingers of tan head. Good stream of bubbles coming up from the bottom throughout the glass. Head settled nicely after originally appearing to dissipate. Minimal lacing along the sides of the glass. Minimal retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.00) Smelled light chocolate, roasty malts, toffee, caramel, light menthol, chocolate milk and faint Citra hops. Was tough at times to get anything on the nose. (Smell - 3.50) Tasted similar to the nose. Got roasty malts, roasted nuts, caramel, toffee, chocolate, chocolate milk and slight cocoa nibs. (Taste - 3.75) Medium body. Thin texture. Soft carbonation. Long finish. (Feel - 3.63) Just an OK brown ale. Nothing spectacular. (Overall - 3.63) 3.63 82 B

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says different and gave a 3. V. She feels very interesting taste like licking a just bathed hippy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aholmb1 (110) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Appearance: opaque dark brown color with small brownish colored head slight lacing on glass Aroma: caramel Taste: caramel key notes, earthy Palette: slightly bitter at end, medium body, highly carbonated tinges tongue at end Overall: this is a brown ale with a punch of flavor ! It has a lot of timing on the tongue- it is very different than any brown ale I have tried

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"nice and malty up front, with peet and caramel malt, good body, although the aroma is lacking. the beer makes up for it with itís solid malt backbone and hoppy finish. solid, with a small alcohol kick"

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palidor19 (2966) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2014
rich, malty full of herbal quality goodness, its very well carbonated but not very fizzy.goes down smooth with a rich creamy head.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrewBoxer (2059) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Draft at church publick. Pours a deep brown color with a malty. Slightly hoppy balance. Easy drinking with a nutty aftertaste

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (4924) - Utah, USA - AUG 25, 2014
12oz bottle picked up at BevMo
Clear cola with a medium sized beige head, good lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, nutty and toffee. Taste is toasted malts, nutty with a mild bitterness, sweet
Decent

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1722) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2014
eh, it's ok I guess. Not very memorable, but I guess with a brown that's not the point. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padron4KM (540) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Poured from bottle. Dark brown, with a tight tan head, and moderate lacing.
Aroma is roasty, bready malt.
Flavor is mostly roasty malt, with a touch of citrusy hops. Finish is slightly bitter, with a mild vegetal note.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jw0406 (781) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2014
32 oz growler pours a light brown color with a nice white head. Aromas of light citrus, light roasted malt, chocolate. Nicely balanced ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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