joebudzjoe (672) - 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.
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.
Delirium (657) - Falmouth, Cornwall, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
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.
cathcacr (646) - Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Initial pour brought forth a near-chocolatey bocky aroma that wasn’t quite regained. Malty-bocky flavor with a rather watery palate.
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
Bartzilla (621) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 22, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I’ll rate this for historical purposes. One of the gateway craft beers, along with Red Tail and Arrogant Bastard, back in the day. Used to go through a couple pitchers of this at a time at the Tilted Stick because Chip had a tough time giving this stuff away because it was too different at the time. I flocked to it.
There was that time I put my clothes in the wash at the launderette next door to the Stick and decided I’d stop in for some lunch and a beer while my clothes tumbled. Fast forward to about 11pm and a solid 3 or 4 pitchers of Humboldt Hemp Ale to my head and it was a bitter pill to see the launderette closed. Didn’t even get my clothes to the dryer until the next day. Solid times.
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - APR 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice dark brown/amber color that was a little surprising as I expected something "light." I just noticed that EnniskillenKid had the same expectation...how strange? Anyway, the aroma has some nice bitter hop notes with a nice malt balance. Flavor is light hop bitterness with the hemp notes actually making an appearance. This is the first hemp beer that actually has a hemp/pot flavor. Body is medium sticky that finishes dry. I was really surprised with this beers quality. Very drinkable and refreshing, as they say.
batneil (618) - - AUG 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drinkable, but not amazing - though by this point my judgement may have been impaired.