RATINGS: 500   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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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.

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3.5
PhatB420 (840) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 30, 2012
12oz into a pint. Pours a solid brown, needless to say brown astounding coating, deep caramel covering, and malty backbone. Taste is malty, organically fresh, hoppy, some rasisn, some fig, some bark, all blended nicely with the forthcoming product. Hemp shades the afterthought until ne is reminded, then it comes into play as it should be there. A very solid brown with a hippy flare that lasts throughout the brew. Spicey and enjoyable.

3.2
HughConway (831) - Washington, USA - APR 18, 2011
Browns red brown with tan head. Slightly hoppy aroma, strong brown malt taste. Solidly sessionable.

3.2
Padron4KM (810) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Poured from bottle. Dark brown, with a tight tan head, and moderate lacing.
Aroma is roasty, bready malt.
Flavor is mostly roasty malt, with a touch of citrusy hops. Finish is slightly bitter, with a mild vegetal note.

3.8
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3/1/09 From the bottle. Aroma is light caramel and roast with no hops, similar to an english brown. Appearance is clear copper brown with a well-maintained off-white head. Flavor is all malt with sweet-sour slightly roast malt dominating an only very light herbal note. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a moderate carb texture. Overall, quite easy drinking and pretty yummy, a good beer for a wide variety of food because of its light flavors.

2.7
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Bottle from the Beer Fest in Davis, CA.Poured a copper color with an off-white head. Not spectacular about this one. Sweet malty flavor with a slighty metallic aftertaste. I did notice a little bit of the spicy flavor. Not bad, but nothing I would buy again.

2.9
Nik925 (795) - USA - OCT 21, 2009
Thinness...reminds of a dunkelwiezen . I know they would love a hemp reference in this one, but it just comes across as a dunkle. not bad, nor good. apparently I got a bottle before firestone bought them. Decent, but nothing special.

2.9
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - FEB 27, 2004
Light bodied, mostly malt. Drinkable but not much going on here. Only in your imagination would you detect any hemp flavor... ummm, I think.

3
mbgrayson (774) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Pours a clear dark brown with a reddish hue. Very little head. Aroma is malty. Taste of a decent brown, with (I guess) a hemp after-taste. Not that good of a palate, a little rough. All in all, this one is just OK.

3.2
Wittales (762) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Appearance was clear reddish brown with diminishing creamy tan tiny head,no lacing. Aromas are caramel, chocolate, hints of coffee and sugars. Taste are toffee, brown sugar, touches of coffee and vanilla. Palate was soft creamy CO2 with light body, then average length simple semi-sweet lightly dry finish. A average easy drinking brown.

3.4
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - NOV 15, 2002
Nice malty brew with a fruity hop balance. Do away with the hemp bit and this is a slightly better than average brew.


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