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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)


2.6
   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 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. Didn’t really get a ’spice/herb/vegatable’ out of it.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
fiulijn (14294) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sirpsycho (393) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown pour, literally no head to speak of. Aroma was hops, maybe a touch of malt. Flavor was just like a brown ale, like said below. Not a bad beer, but nothing special either.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
probstblueribbon (2855) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
12 fl oz bottle from Finger Lakes Beverage, served cold in a tulip glass.

App.: Deep mahogany, clear with a so-so ashen-tan head. Aroma: Oddly sweet, grassy/grainy, a little buttery – like it was oaked for some reason, weedy (not ganja), strangely oily smelly, odd. Palate: Medium body, moderate, rounded effervescence. Flav.: Sort of buttery biscuit to brown sugar malt, grassy/leafy/grainy, some darker malts, a little burnt sugar, still odd; dry with a little bitterness and a somewhat clean, watery finish with lingering bitterness and dark malts (restrained).

Finally tried a Firestone Walker brew and it was THIS??

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thome50 (987) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - DEC 1, 2013
As FW Taproom Brown. Pours a moderate to light brown. Aroma is stale wholegrain bread, walnut and spent grain. Taste is light brown toast, some lackluster pine nuts and toffee. Overall, meh.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AbbeyRoade (280) - Missouri, USA - APR 7, 2014
Sweet, malty smell and malty taste. Taste isn’t very sweet and leaves something to be desired.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2002
Tasting Notes from Fall 2000: An ale, lightly hopped, nothing too special about it

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Lubiere (9734) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 14, 2006
Red copper ale with a nice thin off-white head. Nutty malt aroam with hemp oil coming out. Malty nutty ale with some harshness in mouth, not pleasant. Russian River Beer Revival & Barbecue Cook-Off, August 20, 2005.


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