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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)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2003
Horribly underwhelming in most respects. It pours a ruby red and magenta color with a white and slightly opaque head that dissipated very quickly. The aroma is filled with malts, almonds, cherries, cranberry, and something rustic. The body is very juice-like and light with a heavy cranberry and syrupy malty finish. I feel like i just swallowed a glass of boysenberry syrup or ate some pancakes. I'm not quite getting any hemp flavor, just more malt than anything. A strange acetic bitter maltiness is all thats truly out of the ordinary. Medium carbonation, and light mouthfeel...not very appealing other than as an "i tried it..". Next please....

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2388) - California, USA - MAY 12, 2006
Tap: Never had hemp so Iím not sure what it tastes like, but I was having trouble guessing the style of this. The color is a rich brown. Just slightly darker than the Rogue Hazelnut Brown ale next to it. Aroma was malt dominated with caramel, light chocolate. I really donít know what they were trying here, but it didnít work.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
raiderjake (4) - USA - DEC 29, 2006 does not count
Better then I thought it would be, smooth hoppy ale, goes well with alfredo sauce. Great for that burn out college kid you know, although I tasted no hemp.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 27, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2007 Poured a nice rich mahogany color with plenty of brown highlights. The head was thick and off-white, receded slowly and left spotty lacing. The aroma was lacking, with herbal notes and faint spice. The flavor was a blend of spicy malt and sweet floral hops with a bizarre, herbal finish that had a slightly oily mouthfeel (edit: Early Grey tea is the flavor I was tasting that I couldnít quite put my finger on earlier). I donít know if I actually tasted hemp on the finish or if I simply wanted to taste hemp on the finish, but right there at the end, there was a little something.

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Elwood (3161) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andyhwcinc (1439) - 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!

   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryanfolty (1842) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2003
Brown with lasting off white head. Rather bland light malt taste with scant hops

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