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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)


2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2009
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured a ruby/brown with a beige head. aroma was caramel and dark fruit. flavor was chocolate grains and dark roast with a light body.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Elwood (3027) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2010
Serving: Draft at Fireworks. It pours a tea like color with a frothy, off white head. Poor head retention and little to no lacing left. The nose is light with notes of nuts, caramel, and slight herbal notes. The flavor is light bordering on tasteless with notes of caramel, a little earth, some herbals, and nuts. Light to medium body with medium to high, over agressive carbonation and a short finish. This one comes across almost as a palate cleasner. Not impressed. Skip it.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andyhwcinc (1426) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2010
I had this from the bomber while on vacation in Gold Beach, OR. I havenít tried a beer made with hemp before, so I figured what the hell...Iím on vacation! Not really that good in my opinion. Aroma is of syrupy malts. Appearance is pure brown with little head. Taste falls somewhere between malty and sour, almost a granola-esque aftertaste that isnít bad at all, just not my thing. Oh well!

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 24, 2011
A nice, dark, mahogeny with a firm cap of white. The aroma on this beer is sweet malt and cookie. Chocolate, hop, and slight caramel. The flavor kind of just drops off at the end. Decent but nothing to really note.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryanfolty (1829) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Date: July 28, 2011 Mode: Draft Source: Flying Saucer, Kansas City, MO Appearance: Opaque dark brown with minimal head, minimal amount of lacing. Aroma: Malty, earthy. Flavor: Consistent with aroma, but light on taste, thin bodied. Other: Good unique concept, but a little to be desired on the execution.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2001
sweet flavor but not very unique

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 19, 2002
Tastes malty and sticky, and slightly sweet. Has caramel aroma. Not very good overall. Lesson Learned: If you want hemp and you want ale, have them separately.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crit (3306) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2003
Brown with lasting off white head. Rather bland light malt taste with scant hops

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2006
12oz bottle. Poured a deeper ruby red/brownish color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, chocolate, nuts, and a wet grassy/earthiness. Tastes of chocolate, nuts, and earthy. Thinner body. Didnít really get a íspice/herb/vegatableí out of it.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (14298) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2007
Brown color. Caramel aroma, light herbs. Thin body, caramel flavor, some residual sugars, light chocolate malt, but a rather unpleasant, even if light, herbal touch. Not my kind.


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