RATINGS: 490   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.1
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 12, 2017
Poured into a mug, the appearance was a sturdy dark brown color with a finger’s worth of a light tan foamy head. Dissipated fairly easy to leave some light lingering stringy lace. The aroma had some roasted nuts, slight dark malts, some caramel/toffee qualities, light earthiness and some hay. The flavor leaned towards a dry malty sweetness. Light bitterness came in for a decent balance. The aftertaste was somewhat malty and dry with a nice woody dry sort of finish. The feel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Good carbonation. ABV felt fine. It’s dry yet somewhat smooth. Overalll, one of the drier brown ales on the market. Maybe again for me, not sure.

3.6
Mep3222 (1609) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - APR 29, 2017
Nice carmelized malty brown ale with a bit of cocoa finish. Full flavored and balanced. Slight bitterness to the finish but overall malty and a bit sweet. Descent.

3
ozzy70 (1264) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 10, 2017
12 oz. bottle. Pour dark brown, thin off white head. Aroma was sweet brown sugar, some roasted malt. Taste was mild sweet, light roasted malts, nutty, herbs.

3
Andrew196 (1974) - Katy, Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2016
Pours a dark chestnut, resilient ivory colored head. Aroma of earth, sweet tea leaves, nuttiness. A bit thin on the tongue, toasted nuts, slightly sweet, caramel malts. Not bad, not captivating though.

2
JPDIPSO (6262) - Wauwatosa, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Brown color with a quickly diminished head. After a re-pour the head was light tan for a second. Quite sweet from the start with a bit of toasted malt and brown sugar. Not much bitterness to back things up and has a worty/underattenuated flavor. Bleeeck! 2/11

3.3
tfontana (1087) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 16, 2016
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from Greg & Jane’s Beer and Wine. Aroma is cherry and caramel. Appearance is beautiful clear, dark red with decent sparkle, 1/2 finger-width off-white fleeting head and no lacing. Taste is sweet dark fruits/cherry and caramel with late mild herbs. Palate is medium bodied with thick texture, average carbonation and sweet finish. Overall, perhaps picked up a slight contribution of the hemp in the taste but is not major. Is OK but nothing noteworthy.

3.2
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2016
Pours a medium brown color. Aromas of light chocolate, hops, and a touch of nut. Flavor has a smooth chocolate/coffee blend with a hint of nut, and a nice hop finish.

2.5
MetalNHopHead (2125) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAY 6, 2016
I don’t know much about hemp. It used to be my summer job to exterminate wild hemp and noxious weeds from my late grandmother’s farm. (Her name was Mary Jayne - you can’t make that up). Hemp’s a hearty plant and a damned nuisance to remove. It smells sweet like oregano when fresh. It’s absolutely foul when burned. (Sadly, given the dismally low THC content burning it was not a pleasant removal method at all.) Humboldt Brown had a bit of that sweet, herbal character I remembered, but other than a faint aroma the hemp doesn’t really add much. In the end, this brown ale ends up being, well, a brown ale. Nothing remarkable but totally okay.

3.2
BrownALEx (459) - Portland, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2016
Not great, not bad. Would be great to drink a whole six pack around a fire. Probably would not get again.

2.8
geologyguy (1645) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2016 Can’t really smell but hint of something good in there...just so mild...dark reddish appearance... Smooth malty taste with no hops...mild straightforward with no complexity though, kinda a burnt taste...x2 Dark malty smell, taste is good toasted malt on front end but then finish is carbonated water, boo...tastes normal to me.. can’t tell what hemp brings


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