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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. (Editorís Note: originally brewed by the Humboldt Brewing Company until their acquisition by Firestone Walker)


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
coreyc1221 (258) - 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 thatís what hits me.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KnowThyBeer (9) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
A delicious aroma of chocolate, malt, and a slight tinge of mint. An appearance of dark brown the taste is overwhelming with malt, chocolate, and a small under currant of honey. The carbonation doesnít take away from the over all experience. A wonderful brown ale, delightful and refreshing.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryeknow2 (3) - long beach, California, USA - MAY 26, 2006 does not count
i loved this beer. It was extremly smooth,with a deep flavor. There was virtually no after-taste. I enjoyed the experience of drinking this beer. When i had finished drinking it, i wanted another, but alas that was on the other side of the Grapevine.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
IPAronson (10) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Lovely rich texture. Tasty nutty finish with an enriching appeal. The hemp makes this a very filling beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2007
Humboldt Hemp Ale is a deep raspberry brown in color with a small, dissipating parchment-colored head. The aroma is of piney, resinous hops and sweet malt, perhaps caramel. It is medium-bodied and ever so smooth with soft carbonation. It is not overtly bitter. The flavor is of resinous hops that linger lightly. Iíd almost call this a brown ale. A great example of a West Coast ale!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
welder666 (4) - USA - AUG 7, 2009 does not count
tasty filled with goodness...its nice and tarty. i feel notes of dirty taps.. i think the family owned operation gives it the great flavor.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
robgibbens (393) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Very dark brown pour with a small head the fades fast. Roasted, nutty aroma. Taste is sweet with oats and cereal, very interesting. The finish is clean. This brew is very nice. I like the aroma and flavors all the way through!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
EtTuCthulhu (897) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 10, 2012
resin, grass, toast, earthy, basement aromas, brown, clear, minimal head, light sweetness, lightly sour, average carbonation, thin feel, light body,

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2002
Itís about time to see a hemp ale in the grocery store. I really like the label I had. (different from the one pictured). I can actually taste a hemp flavor and it is yummy for my tummy. If only there really was THC that made you feel exceptionally warm and fuzzy inside!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sphinx (11) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2004
For a hemp ale, this is my favorite. Honestly some of them are pretty bad, but I am quite fond of this one. Today I am drinking a pint poured from a bottle, but it is much better on tap at the brewery in Arcata, CA. Still, it is great in a bottle. It has an amber color and a light head that dissipates quickly. Tastes like a decent micro-brew ale, but can't tast any hemp. Previously, I have used hemp oil for cooking, and this beer tastes nothing like that. It is a good beer, a great hemp ale, and it would be better if it was under $7 for a 6-pack.


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