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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (2908) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (8199) - Tel Aviv, - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmkís place. Thanks kerenmk. Clear brown with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate with nuts and a bit of toastiness. Sweet malty flavor with nuts, caramel, a bit of toastiness, a bit of chocolate, some herbal notes and a bit of metal hints. Medium-bodied. So-so

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rbrazell (1699) - Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Light brown pour with a small white head. Weak aroma of gently roasted malts, caramel and graininess. Watery body with flavors similar to the nose. Itís ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerGuyTWMore (128) - Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Pours brown, tawny head nice retention. Aroma is funky, oats flowers malt. Eh. Palate is alright malt and oats herbal finish. Just eh! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fatehunter (1614) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2013
Poured a finger and half of head on a dark amber colored body. The aroma is earthy with some grain. A nice smell I had encountered in a beer before. The taste has a metallic tone with vegetables and malt. Itís interesting. The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation. The metallic and vegetable taste did not work for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AirForceHops (4228) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 30, 2013
12 oz. bottle purchased @ Top Shelf Brews, Hampton, NH. Aroma is caramel malts, nuttiness, with some brown sugar. Flavor is consistent with aroma, with a thin body. I donít really know what hemp should smell or taste like butÖ I donít pick up anything extra in this ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BOSSbrewer (2523) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Pours a dark brown with a medium thick tan foamy head. Aroma of slight chocolate and sweet malt. Flavor follows. Slightly sweet. Medium bodied. A drinkable brown ale.

   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 (2416) - 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.

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