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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)


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopdog (9189) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2006
12oz bottle. Poured a deeper ruby red/brownish color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, nuts, and a wet grassy/earthiness. Tastes of chocolate, nuts, and earthy. Thinner body. Didn’t really get a ’spice/herb/vegatable’ out of it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (9001) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2010
Served on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Sampled 4/21/10. Pours a clear dark brownish red color with a medium head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of chocolate and herbal notes. The taste is chocolate, herbal notes, brown malts and a hoppy finish. Medium bodied and smooth. Tasty beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8962) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark brown, almost black with light tan head. Nose of dark malt, hops, caramel and wood. Taste is also woody. A bit muted. Lots of dark malt and herbs. Good herbal feel to it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - APR 18, 2011
Tap at ChurchKey. Into nonic pint, the pour is a cola ruby with a small, tan head. Small lacing. Aroma is sweet, roast, milk chocolate, muted character overall. Taste is cherry, roast, milk chocolate. A decent, light porter. A little heavy and rich for brown ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8683) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Sample at Burger Bar at Mandalay Bay. Pours a dark ruby-brown color with a medium light beige head that diminishes steadily. Small patches of lacing. Aroma of caramel and malt. Light to medium body with flavors of caramel malt, cocoa and slight hops. The finish is short with an earthy malt aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2008
Tap at the Yardhouse. Deep amber-brown beer, creamy thick white head. Aroma is very nutty and sweet. Soft brown/toasty malt base. A rich sweet toasted nut base. Fairly clean though with a nice soft sweetness. Fresh maltiness with a nice soft sweetness. Fresh maltiness and a light toasted malt base. It’s actually a pretty nice beer... it just isn’t really my style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (8271) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
Draught @ Firestone Walker Taproom, Buellton, CA
Pours clear brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, floral and hint of chocolate. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with an average caramel and chocolate finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Bottle. Deep brown pour that has a great ruby shade through light, and about 2 fingers of khaki head. Aroma is dark malt, brown sugar, hops, chocolate. Tastes rich, chocolatey malty, with some brown sugar and hop notes. This one comes off like a scwarzbier.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
crossovert (7961) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
Spicy, mildly hoppy brown. I guess this recipe was inherited by FW and it isn’t one of their better beers.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 2, 2009
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours a deep amber with a tan head. Aroma of caramel and grain. Taste is lightly smokey, chewy with some caramel. Light bubbles.


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