robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle poured brown with minimal head. a roasty toasty cereal malt flavor but not overwhelmingly "smokey." (haha had to make bad a pot joke) good brown ale not what i was expecting
Bartzilla (580) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 22, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Iíll 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 Iíd 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. Didnít even get my clothes to the dryer until the next day. Solid times.
BoltonDK (572) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark clear brown color, white head.
Medium dry taste with notes of anis ?
Nice brown ale.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
rating # 420: Light brown with a medium head. Aroma is grains and resiny hops. Flavour is lightly sweet, somewhat bitter. Kind of an average sort of ale.
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAY 19, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
did not have the slightest hint of hemp in it, not in aroma or in taste at least, i was expecting this ale to at least smell some what similar to the stuff but no dice, an overall average brew, nothing special
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 íseedyí spiciness that I can only assume is a result of the hemp, since I may well be the one person in the world who hasnít 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.
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...
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.