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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)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - MAR 31, 2005
Tap. Dark brown ruby color, thin whitish head, little lacing on my glass. Aroma is gently malty, not much complexity to it. Flavor has a dark malty flavor, a little darker than Newcastle, a twang of bitterness to it, kind of spicy in the finish. Body is average for a beer like this. A run of the mill beer, not much too good nor too bad to say about it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2005
a decent brown ale, i don’t know what the hemp is all about but this is well balanced, and interesting. i think the hemp is just a gimmick to get hippies to buy this.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2006
On tap. Reddish brown, transparant color with a nice beige head. Some caramelized malty aromas with a light, grassy hops touch. Mouthfeel is syrupy, but not in a creamy or full kind of way. Flavor of toast and cherry jelly.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
posikyle (165) - Alabama, USA - SEP 9, 2007
On tap. The flavor was really thin, it didn’t match the dark color at all. Aroma was barely there. Probably wouldnt drink again.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Grovlam (4154) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2007
Bottle. [Courtesy of Papsoe, yet another great tasting @ Henrik´s] Small beige fizzy head that mostly diminished. Clear brown color. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, light floral notes. Medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Moderated sweet flavor with light bitterness. Sweet roasted matly finish with an herbal twist at the very end. 18-09-2007

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
IndianaRed (2383) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Bottle Pours a deep mahogany with a small thin light brown head. Traces of lacing. Toasted malt aroma. Woody bitter flavor with some spice. Coant quite put my finger on it. ..where the cheetos...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 7, 2008
What better place to have a hemp ale then in San Francisco, right in the Haight. That’s where I had this one: pours a darker copper colour with a fairly large head. aroma was sweet and enticing, floral and vaguely reminiscent of the green. Taste was tolerable, but i wasn’t overly impressed with this beer unfortunately. i expected more. Taste was acidic, light fruitiness and sort of watery in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2008
Bottle. Pours dark brown with an average beige head that laces. Nose of roasted malts and a mild herbal quality. Taste has some chocolate roasted bitterness and some mild herbal notes, not really a good taste or mix. Finish is smooth and a little bitter. Beer is medium bodied. Mild carbonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
anders37 (16582) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2009
Draft @ Amnesia, SF. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a malty caramel aroma with some nutty hints. Sweetish malty slightly toasted caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (2609) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with an average tan head. Malty aroma with caramel, toffee and some nuttiness. Flavor was earthy and roasty with caramel, toffee, chocolate and nuts.

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