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RATINGS: 491   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAY 19, 2007
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

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lb4lb (2581) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2007
Dark pour that looks basically black, with head that didnít hang around for long at all. Smell was a different sort of dark ripe sweet fruit, and roasted malt-ish. Taste was more nutty and kind of like a nut brown ale, and has slightly low carbonation, making it a touch watery since its body was on the thinner side as well. This wasnít bad, but not what I was expecting, and nothing to go out of the way for, I thought.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yespr (37603) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2007
12 fl oz bottle. Pours amber/brown with a lacing light brown head. Sweet malty aroma, slight breadish note. Roasted malt flavour, distinct aroma/bitterhops note. Herbal flavoured.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nik925 (782) - 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 (4336) - 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. Itís got toasted malt and a bit of caramel but itís 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
eaglefan538 (2982) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 20, 2010
On draft. The pour was red average brown color, mediocre initial head, weak lacing. The aroma was nuts, caramel, chocolate, some berries. The flavor followed, chocolate, faint roast, nuts, caramel, and dark berries, which perhaps was the hemp? Seemed to make me dead tired, maybe something else caused that? Mouthfeel was full to a little undercarbonated, with slight malty sticky aspects. Just another average brown ale, imo.


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