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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)


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bobman006 (326) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Bottle. Ruby brown with beige head. Aromas of caramel, grass, roasted nuts, herbs, spice, and coffee. Flavors of toffee, coffee, grain, herbs, wood. Medium-thin body with soft carbonation and creamy mouthfeel. If any cannabis-like qualities detected, it would be in the aroma. Solid brown ale.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AbbeyRoade (306) - Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2014
Sweet, malty smell and malty taste. Taste isn’t very sweet and leaves something to be desired.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - JUN 28, 2006
THis had a good head.Aroma was robust of hops and malt,perhaps some barley,maybe it was the hemp.Color was a medium brown.Tasted full-bodied,with a bitter after taste.Good beer.will buy again.Why am I hungry all-of-a-suden??

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Koskela (287) - Marysville, California, USA - JUL 20, 2012
I smell a malty chocoately smell in this crystal clear dark red brew with a little bit of head. Its malty and slitly bitter a good combo. Has a touch of choc at the end with a bitter aftertaste. Not very too malty but there is sweetness in good moderation. Slightly full bodied a bit much for s red but crisp. A very good brew tho the body is a bit heavy but worth a buy and rebuy for sure.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SODAK14 (281) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Pretty good brew... Light tan head but I was expecting a darker body. Anyway an overall good beer with a nice finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
batneil (281) - - AUG 16, 2014
Drinkable, but not amazing - though by this point my judgement may have been impaired.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drinkbeer (281) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - SEP 20, 2003
This had a very slight tomato/salsa taste that turned me off at first, but the beer grows on you. Unfortunately, I didn't end up getting high off this beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
coreyc1221 (260) - Truckee, California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Creamy sweet aroma but heavy brown color. Foamy tan head that settles down after a minute. Nutty vanilla malt taste with a smooth after taste. I love it. Would eat with kettle corn. For some reason that’s what hits me.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - APR 15, 2010
A dark brown pour with almost no head. Aroma is fruit and slightly roast malt. Flavor is dark fruits, like plum, prune, fig, with a bit of roasted malt in the background. Sweet. Could use some hops though.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
vvesside (256) - California, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Tried this at Cullen’s Pub in Benicia, Ca. Not very complex. Didn’t taste much like a brown. More like a pale ale with some hemp flavor.


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