Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - SEP 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ the Local - Downtown San Diego. I didnít even know that this had Hemp Seeds in it, but I do love the idea. Guess that explains why this beer is listed as a Spice/Herb/Vegetable. Anyway, itís a mellow, light bodied amber ale akin to Fat Tire, in fact it could be a FT clone. Itís not normally my favorite style, but it was light and refreshing after a day of riding bikes with my compadre, Bartzilla. Bikes, beer, food, sunshine........life is good.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Enjoyed at the brewpub. Draft. Good copper color with decent looking carbonation and a touch of lace in the glass. The aroma was very small and actually a bit vegetal. Light grain only. The flavor was not that enjoyable for me either. Biscuit/breadish grain comes to mind with a touch of grass. Light spice and a bit of butterscotch. Not pleasing. Medium body. Slick mouth feel. Did not care for it.
riversideAK (5738) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 7, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A light and fruity sweet aroma. Pours amber. Flavor is sweet caramel malt. Body is light. One of their most sessionable ales.
WeeHeavySD (3361) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
From a growler filled at PP Carslbad. Shared with some friends. Pours copper with a 1 finger tan head. The nose is odd in a number of capacities. It doesnít really smell like anything in particular. The taste is very lager like with not a lot of punch. This is pretty disappointing but it was worth a try.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 2, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Boring. Clear amber with no head. Buttery malt and grass. No real discernable flavor. Malt and some sort of plant that was neither hops nor hemp. Flat and watery.
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - JUN 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap poured an amber color with off white head. Aroma was mostly caramel and roasted malts. Flavor was leaning to the malts, but had a good bitterness. I didnít get any hints of hemp seed at all.
alexanderj (3407) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the S.C. location. Was about average for me. Color was amber; citrus hops and malt. Didnít pick up much on the hemp flavor. More of a flavorful amber ale.
Doctormirk (100) - USA - APR 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Carlsbad. Buttery, sweet salty popcorn. Wheaty. Something else there that I canít quite pick out.
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - FEB 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
copper pour with moderate off white head. really nice balance of mild malts and citrus hops that created a more intense flavor than the ingredients on their own. good b/c ambers are usually uneventful in my opinion, i.e. not enough malt or not enough bitter.
Sammy (9443) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Some amber colour with white head. A good bitter but I didnít really get the hemp taste, and I think thatís a good thing. Like a decent, and slightly spicey-fruity amber. All of the lineup is nicely carbonated.