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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)


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2010
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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joebudzjoe (667) - 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

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
airrick2003 (667) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - APR 9, 2007
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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
TonyDiUlio (655) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2010
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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padron4KM (650) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Poured from bottle. Dark brown, with a tight tan head, and moderate lacing.
Aroma is roasty, bready malt.
Flavor is mostly roasty malt, with a touch of citrusy hops. Finish is slightly bitter, with a mild vegetal note.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ADfan (648) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Poured from the bottle it has a medium brown color with a small head. It has a nutty aroma but the flavor is full. There is something unique about the taste possibly the hemp seeds that produce a small bite but give it a good finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2010
A: snifter. Pours a dark, rich brown slight ruby color with an off-white head that dissipates rather quickly. light lacing. S: earthy malt aroma, some slight nutty characteristics. T: Nutty, oily, and bitter taste with malt background. Finish is a little bit more mellow, but the flavors wears down after a while. M: Light to medium body and rather oily and smooth, with little carbonation. D: Not a bad beer, but a novelty item to say the least. The flavor tends to get old after a while.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cathcacr (643) - Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Initial pour brought forth a near-chocolatey bocky aroma that wasn’t quite regained. Malty-bocky flavor with a rather watery palate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2008
Draught. Pours dark amber/brown with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor are both sweet, slightly roasty caramel malt, with a hint of fruit. Small bit of spices, but I would call this an amber, really (not sure where the hemp comes in). However, it is a pretty good amber, with a fairly nice roasty/sweet malt character.


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