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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Thatís right, thereís hemp in this smooth, polished amber ale. To be specific, we use hemp seed - one of the oldest and healthiest of ingredients - to create a subtle toasted nutty flavor that compliments the hops (a botanical cousin to hemp) and rye. We use Cara Rye and Malted Rye for a subtle spiciness and rich ruby color and Victory Malt to tie together the flavors with a nuttiness that compliments the hemp seed flavor. German Hallertauer hops add seasoning and we finish with Cascade hops for a crisp citrus aroma and taste. This wide assortment of flavors harmonize, creating a uniquely smooth and flavorful beer! Enjoy!


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2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gregwilsonstl (1440) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Hazy brown. No head. No lacing. Rye. Tastes like bread. Well balanced....but needs something more....maybe smoke, vanilla, pils malt, and or alcohol.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beer_rookie (152) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Pours an amber (of course) color. No head. No lacing. No nothing. Itís a little cloudy, but otherwise, itís boring.

Aroma however is pretty robust. Lots of caramel and toffee. Maybe some earthy aroma. Itís also a little bready, and roasted nuts.

Taste is also pretty robust, Thereís a lot going on here. Sure, thereís something going on with the malts, Iím guessing itís the rye. The earthy and nutty that I smelled in the aroma, must be the hemp. Itís a little odd, itís a little different. I might even say itís a little weird. But itís not bad. Itís also a little spicy, white pepper maybe?

Mouthfeel is a little heavy. Iím guessing itís a medium bodied beer. Itís a little spicy, not bitter really, but spicy. Itís complex on the palate, but it works well, itís fun to try to decipher. Itís odd, and itís interesting. But it works. The final finish on it is earthy, maybe even piney.

Overall, I am a little surprised by this. Itís a little better than I expected. Except for the pour, it really does well. Itís complex, some reviews say that itís too much for a beer, but I think it does well.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coachd (341) - Missouri, USA - AUG 29, 2015
On tap at ofallon brewery. Aroma of toasted seeds and a slight amount of rye and hops. Just a little spicy. Very nice looking dark amber color with a small fluffy white head. Taste is very hoppy up front with a smoky toasted character to it. The smoke is not overdone; this is still refreshing. Pretty good but I think I liked it better out of the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarkSachon (759) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2015
12 oz bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. I liked it despite the low ratings. For me it was crisp and refreshing and had a unique hop taste that was rare in these low shelf beers. Try it for yourself.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thedm (5163) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUL 25, 2015
This draft brew from a beer bar poured a small sized head of foamy white colored bubbles that were and left behind a uncarbonated slightly hazy light brown colored body. The mild aroma was musty. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a bitter malty aftertaste. The ok flavor contained notes of bitter mild nut mild astringency and brown malt. An OK brew just nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttutony (789) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Medium brown with minimal head. Hazy in appearance. Aroma of sweet caramel malt and a bit of spice. Where this beer stands out is the exceptional balance they have achieved. The malt profile is complex but not too heavy or overdone, and the hops add seasoning without overpowering. Interesting to read of the addition of hemp seeds, not sure of their overall contribution but this beer is a solid offering nonetheless.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (4743) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2015
12 oz bottle from Joe Canals Fire Rd. Poured a good looking orangey/amber with an average sized creamy super light beige head. Aroma is really lacking and weak, what is there is like a combo of powdered milk, nuts and grains. Medium body, soft smooth carbonation, quick fading aftertaste. Flavor is similar to the aroma but not as muted. Overall itís a meh and reminds me of an English ESB.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5249) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle, confounded screw-top. Nose is grainy with a distinct raspberry overtone, though that might just be might long experience with razz-wheats; thereís wheat, rye, light citrus, malt. Pours hazy amber-red with some significant brown mitigation, head is soapy beige leaning to tan. Taste sweet but not cloying, light bitterness, lightly oily and boozy but also soft rather than fizzy; touch of spicy kick but not hot or aggressive. I really like the citrus and fruit here, simply nothing like the normal output from these hops, and thereís a great caramel-dough maltiness in the fullish body, balance all around. Flavorful and quite pleasant!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HoppyScallywag (135) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2015
Nice bite....little lacking on the palate. I would try it again to be fair. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (16434) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Bottle sample at Top of the Hops Biloxi. Hazy golden color. Aroma of spiced caramel. Taste is light toasted nuts. Interesting.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
alexanderj (3423) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle; poured a glowing orange amber color. Aroma of ripe fruit, rotty funk, and wort. Pretty sweet flavor; fruity with some mellow earthy spice. Better flavor than aroma


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