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RATINGS: 496   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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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.


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nik925 (786) - USA - OCT 21, 2009
Thinness...reminds of a dunkelwiezen . I know they would love a hemp reference in this one, but it just comes across as a dunkle. not bad, nor good. apparently I got a bottle before firestone bought them. Decent, but nothing special.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wittales (761) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Appearance was clear reddish brown with diminishing creamy tan tiny head,no lacing. Aromas are caramel, chocolate, hints of coffee and sugars. Taste are toffee, brown sugar, touches of coffee and vanilla. Palate was soft creamy CO2 with light body, then average length simple semi-sweet lightly dry finish. A average easy drinking brown.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 15, 2002
Nice malty brew with a fruity hop balance. Do away with the hemp bit and this is a slightly better than average brew.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2011
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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - APR 23, 2008
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mbgrayson (712) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - DEC 22, 2011
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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2011
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUL 18, 2008
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.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2010
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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joebudzjoe (672) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 21, 2012
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


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