GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Champps in Marlton, NJ. Hazy chestnut pour under a thin brown head with thin fingers of lacing. Lightly malty aroma with milk chocolate and a hint of lemon. Nutty, caramel flavor with some butterscotch and coffee. A citrusy hop note smacks you from behind every now and then. Light creamy texture and a semisweet, medium long finish. A nice brew.
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - APR 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A tasty ale that’s got nothing to do with herbs or vegetebles, as far as I can taste anyhow. Thick body with a pleasant taste and finish. Just not my bag. There are so many of these beers that all taste so similar. Mine is by Humboldt Brewing Company, but says it’s from Paso Robles, which is a contradiction indeed. Also mine has a different label, one that’s kind of hippyish in image, perhaps for reasons more obvious than not. Good aftertaste I’ll say, which is not so common.
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught pint pours a medium brown with a light tan head that does not last. Aromas are slight roast malt and light sweetness. Taste is a decent light roast taste with medium body. Very drinkable, but not complex . Overall a good, but not great brown ale.
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUL 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 22oz bottle a dark brown with large tannish head. Aromas of roasted grains, bisquits and caramel. Flavor has a toasted malt graininess, with a touch of sweet caramel and a little coffee. The palate is malty and lightly bitter with a spicy tingle that is not from the carbonation. This one has a sweet start and a slightly dry finish. I found it to be an enjoyable beer. I’d drink one again.
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
From bottle. This was a big disappointment. Worth a drain pour. Ale brewed with hemp, but pretty darn plain, and lacking character. Even my friend who drinks brown ales regularly couldn’t stomach this one and we had most of a six-pack left over. Yuck. Terrible.
joebudzjoe (671) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 21, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Yard House in Boston. Looks like any ordinary brown ale with a clear brown body and a nice off white colored head. I respect the creativity of this beer but the hemp flavor doesn’t mesh well in brown ales. Too nutty and earthy of a flavor
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours red-peach with beige head and lace. Faint aroma of floral and sugar. Indistinct taste, not bad, but not remarkable. Best part of beer was its appearance.
mbgrayson (665) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear dark brown with a reddish hue. Very little head. Aroma is malty. Taste of a decent brown, with (I guess) a hemp after-taste. Not that good of a palate, a little rough. All in all, this one is just OK.
TonyDiUlio (661) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had a champps with nick. Poor is the dark brown with medium head. Aroma is roasted malts with a hint of dark yeast. There’s also some minor honts of dark berrirs. Over all nce brew.
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - APR 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper body and small beige head that leaves minimal patches of lace. Subtle aroma of herbal hops and mild chocolate. Taste is chocolate and cola. Slight nuttiness and faint earthy and leafy hops. More of a brown ale than a spice or herb brew.