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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)


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2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 24, 2011
A nice, dark, mahogeny with a firm cap of white. The aroma on this beer is sweet malt and cookie. Chocolate, hop, and slight caramel. The flavor kind of just drops off at the end. Decent but nothing to really note.


2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
airrick2003 (586) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Appearance: pours with a medium tan head that settles into a moderate density, the beer is a very nice semi transparent brown color with some amber hues to it, Aroma: maple syrup, kind of faint, very slight hop tang Taste: slightly sweet, has a very faint hop bitterness on the finish, also finishes with some toasted malt Palate: average carbonation, light mouthfeel, faint bitter aftertaste Overall: not a bad beer, would be easily sessionable, nothing stands out that makes it great though, a bit bland ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (3444) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
Syrupy and boozy taste. Sweet. Brown sugar and malts. Draft at bills in Orange beach. Meh

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3878) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2014
On tap at Duke’s Waikiki 191214. Drank this while watching the sun set over Waikiki Beach. Copper red to light brown with a bit if maltiness going on.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andrewje41 (900) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2014
12 O bottle pour. Pours a reddish brown color with no lace or head. Nutty, malty aroma. Flavor shadows the aroma. This beer for me was just alright. Nothing special stood out. Semi empty finish to it. I wouldn’t call this bad, but maybe expected a bit more. Interesting style though. A little different.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cybercat (3679) - Georgia, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Pours a clear mahogany with a thick, though not persistent, light tan head. Dark malt aroma has woody, caramel, and subtle hoppy notes. Flavor is not strong, but pleases with malty, nutty, and woody tones plus a snip of caramel. Texture seems a bit thin and lacks fizz. Has this gone downhill since winning that there now Gold Medal? Nevertheless, give it a fair shake.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (4353) - Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Rated on 8-07-2014 at Don Hall’s Factory (Fort Wayne, IN) This bottled beer has a transparent brown body, no visible carbonation observed and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is malty, nutty and sweet. The flavor mimics the aroma. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is light bodied. This beer is quaffable and does not have a lot of character to it. It is what it is.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
elbernays (714) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 23, 2014
Bottle from Kings supermarket orlando. Pours brown with reddish hue. Nit aroma. Toffee sweet with nutty aftertaste. Very light and a lot of carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BucannonXC5 (980) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Firestone pint glass From: Albertson’s 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 (455) - - 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 (132) - 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


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