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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)


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 12/17/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Roadtrip

clear dark brown, short lived fine beige head still manages to leave a bit of lace, sweet nutty chocolate aroma with earthy hops, well balanced malt flavor with nice chocolate and mild bitterness, a typical brown ale

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10808) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Tap at the Natomas location. Pours brown with a creamy off-white head. Slight roast malt aroma. Med body/mild carb. It’s rather fruity with "brown" roasted malt, and there’s enough bitter to offset the sugar.
Earlier Rating: 1/2/2007 Total Score: 2.8
Musty, malty aroma of an American Brown Ale - maybe a bit light. Dark reddish copper color with a substantial beige head. Starts a bit sweet, followed by a leafy, dusty vegy taste. Don’t think there is any hop. All weed. Actually a bit ongoing sweet in the finish. Sort of coats the tongue. It is what it is.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Brown in color with an off-white head. Some toasted malt, a little bit of roast, and a hint of coffee. There’s a bit of earth, mild fruit, and some slight grassiness. Sweet toffee on the palate with roasted malt, toast, and hints of chocolate and coffee. There is some earthy hops, a light bitterness, fruitiness on the finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (10542) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours a dark but clear amber-ruby-brown with a very faint, white head. Easily detected malts in the aroma, some caramel, some florals. Holds a somewhat nutty flavor, mild chocolate notes, a bit of honey. Leaves an odd sensation on the teeth, like a coating of some sort. There’s also some earthy bitterness in the finish. Overall, it’s not bad, but didn’t strike me as particularly great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10119) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2012
Draught at Ginger Man, NYC. Clear deep amber color with a nice lasting beige head. Hoppy aroma, roasted, chocolate, grass, metal notes, strawberries, cocoa, some licorice. Hoppy hay flavor, metal, chocolate, apples, citrus, floral, lemon, some Biscuits and caramel.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lubiere (9790) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2006
Red copper ale with a nice thin off-white head. Nutty malt aroam with hemp oil coming out. Malty nutty ale with some harshness in mouth, not pleasant. Russian River Beer Revival & Barbecue Cook-Off, August 20, 2005.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9548) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Bottle courtesy of adsnielsen (thanks AAron) poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of cocoa, carmel and light toasted malt. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of cocoa and carmel with a crisp malty finish.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 20, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2014 Blind tasting @ home. Hazy deep reddish orange appearance with a light brown head. Slightly oxidized / cardboard, burnt sugar / caramel / molasses, pear / apple nose. Moderately to highly sweet. Earthy / herbal bitterness. Chalky / dusty grainy. Dull mouth feel. Some acidity. Not all that great.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (8947) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Bottle shared by Ryan and Felicia...thanks! Pours an amber color. Aroma has tons of caramel malt, with some vegetal and spice notes and light hops. Flavor is malty and very light on the hops. I got high when I drank this...yeah not really. Peace dudes and dudettes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (8907) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2008
Bottle… Dark, clear crimson ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. Decent retention. Subdued, malty nose provides subtle notes of chocolate, nuts and vanilla. Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation. Well-balanced flavor offers traces of chocolate and nuts. Short, crisp, clean finish. Brown ale, I think.


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