Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 18, 2001
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Odd. Pretty much a pale ale, but with a ’seedy’ spiciness that I can only assume is a result of the hemp, since I may well be the one person in the world who hasn’t blazed even once. Of course the bar served it too damn cold and in a stupid chilled glass, so only the last fourth of the beer really even counts. Quite smooth for the strong flavor. Give it a shot.
dumontn (530) - St. Joseph, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours rich clear ruby brown with 1 finger of sudsy head that fades to a skin, lackluster retention. Aroma is toffee, caramel, raisins, nuts, spicy plums. Taste is toffee, raisin, sweet caramel, very mild woody/spicy hop profile. Body is medium, frothy, less than average carbontation, balanced finish that highlights malty sweetness but balances perfectly with mild hop bitterness, very mild astringency (perhaps from tannins in the hemp hulls?). Overall, a tasty beer that incorporates cannabis in one of its incarnations. Rock on, man.
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown with decent tan head and some foamy lacing. Slight malt aroma. Well balanced taste with a hint of spice. Smooth and creamy.
batneil (520) - - 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.
bnoel09 (515) - Elk Grove, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the tap to a 24oz. mug at the midtown Sacramento location. Cola brown color with a tan head. Aroma is mostly caramel and chocolate malts with some hop notes. Flavor includes sweet malts along with chocolate, nuts, and roasted flavors. Overall this is a very solid brown ale with a nice balance between sweet and roasted characters.
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Murky Brown, Small Head That Did Not Last, Light Spotty Strings Of Lacing. Faint Toasted Malt Aroma. Lightly Toasted, Lightly Sweet, Light Bitter. Rather thin. Easy to drink but I did not get The Hemp part. Just OK. Pass It...
AbbeyRoade (509) - Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet, malty smell and malty taste. Taste isn’t very sweet and leaves something to be desired.
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - FEB 4, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was different and richer, but less strongly-flavoured than I had expected. It is very dark red with a medium, dense, lasting head that slowly dissipates but never vanishes. It leaves a little weak lace. The aroma is light caramel, toasted grain, and delicate citrusy-flowery element. The taste is almost like a light, mild porter, being mostly lightly sweet with mild, burnt caramel, dark toast, hints of chocolate, with a light flowery element and bitterness in the finish. It has good flavours but they are all rather muted and the whole thing is very smooth and soft, almost too soft. It gets kind of boring after a bit.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 24, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice, dark, mahogeny with a firm cap of white. The aroma on this beer is sweet malt and cookie. Chocolate, hop, and slight caramel. The flavor kind of just drops off at the end. Decent but nothing to really note.
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark, almost porterlike appearance. The hemp gives it an earthy flavor, like chewing on a rope or a piece of straw. Fairly sweet, not a lot of hops or roasted malt. Light bodied. A little gimmicky and not the most well made brown ale.