bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice, well-behaved red ale. I’d be lying if I said I could pick out the hemp seed taste.
luttonm (2774) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz squatty bottle, a joint with Red Hook, to celebrate legalization in Washington state. green-gray tinged orange, nice foam. Big sticky sweet hops and green hemp/bud. Of course lots of good hops and hemp/weed go together in a beer, works well here, and balances out somewhat with the drier, earthier malts and sticky hops. Tasty beer, way better than I expected.
Coryphaeus (2) - USA - NOV 24, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The version I had was from a 22 oz. bottle from Red Hook Brewery in Woodinville, Washington, bottled on 10/16/13 and drunk from a large glass on 11/24/13. That bit of "catty flavor" another reviewer noted is actually from the hemp that is used in the brewing. I don’t know if they used marijuana buds or not. But hemp and hops actually make a pleasantly nice mixture. From a half-full 24 oz. glass, the marijuana and hop aroma is quite pleasing, but the hemp clearly dominates, or should I say the pot clearly dominates.
robforbes (2084) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a clear dark amber with a small white head, and good lacing.
smell is of citrus, caramel, and earth.
taste is a bit watery yet smooth, citrus, caramel, malt, hops, and dry leaves. ends just a tad bitter.
after4ever (6397) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22. Certainly an interesting curiosity. Pours a clear burnished dark amber with a loose tan head and decent lace. Intensely dark toasted caramel and roasted seed nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toasty caramel and roasty, oily seed husks on the mid palate. Dark and earthy and a little sour near the end. Long earthy dark finish.
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a growler. Pours a slightly hazy amber with a thick off white head that leaves good lacing. Smells of hemp, pine and caramel. Tastes of the same things in the smell with a nice herbal hemp flavor being most noticeable. Mouthfeel is light and chewy with good carbonation. This is one of the most unique and tasty beers I’ve had for a while. My new favorite Redhook beer.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours slightly hazy orange with a finger white head.
Smell hoppy and fresh cut grass.
Taste much the same
poisoneddwarf (1821) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Post Street Alehouse, Spokane. Pours clear amber with a creamy beige head. Aroma is hoppy, very dank. Taste is bittersweet, hoppy, very weed like. A little vegetal. Not bad.
kramer (5228) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap, brewery. Pours a clear copper body with a minimal off-white head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is nicely hoppy with some citrus and tropical fruitiness. Some nice nice possibly Simcoe like notes in here. The flavor is moderately bitter with more citrus flavor than bitterness. Light caramel malt body. There’s a little bit of a catty flavor to the hops as well as tropical fruit. Medium bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Fairly short citrus hop finish. Overall a pretty OK beer, but nothing that stands out from the crowd. I do like the tropical fruit like notes though.
BrewDad (5085) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Easy drinking amber ale with a light taste of hemp. I get the hops and all but I did not taste the hemp.