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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)


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 2, 2002
Dark and not that fizzy. Bitter. No hemp taste - but I’m not sure I’d recognize it if there WAS a hemp taste. An ordinary, uneventful ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2002
Absolutely not the taste I thought I would get. It was lacking in taste. An amber color slightly malty. No hemp flavor at all. Maybe a slight earthiness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2003
Tastes like malt, maybe it tastes like hemp, but i dont know what the hell hemp tastes like. Spicy, hops are also thrown into the mix, though it has a very watery feel to it. Unimpressive, hemp ales are nothing more than gay marketing schemes.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nickd717 (3671) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Tap at the Nut House in Palo Alto. Dark brown in color with an off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt, hops/hemp, and a little roast. Flavor is earth, grass, hemp, hops, caramel and roasted malt. Medium body with somewhat low carbonation. Pretty average overall.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nik925 (776) - USA - OCT 21, 2009
Thinness...reminds of a dunkelwiezen . I know they would love a hemp reference in this one, but it just comes across as a dunkle. not bad, nor good. apparently I got a bottle before firestone bought them. Decent, but nothing special.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2010
Hemp aroma is fairly pronounced, and comes out even more in the flavor. Some herbal hops add some complexity; finishes a wee bit astringent but not bad.

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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
hatchattack (255) - Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Bottled. Poured a nice dark brown color with a big aroma of the caramel, brown ale features. The taste of a brown ale did not come through that much though. kind of tasted a little watered down. little to no hemp taste. dry finish.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4315) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2010
The aroma is pretty average for a brown ale and maybe just a slight bit too clean and not sweet enough. It’s got toasted malt and a bit of caramel but it’s mostly a weak and bitter chocolate. The appearance is brown with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a pretty good but forgettable brown ale that is not sweet or rich enough.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2010
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.


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