RATINGS: 490   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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3.4
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.

3.5
GuilTTy (735) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2011
On tap at Champps in Marlton, NJ. Hazy chestnut pour under a thin brown head with thin fingers of lacing. Lightly malty aroma with milk chocolate and a hint of lemon. Nutty, caramel flavor with some butterscotch and coffee. A citrusy hop note smacks you from behind every now and then. Light creamy texture and a semisweet, medium long finish. A nice brew.

3.1
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - APR 23, 2008
A tasty ale that’s got nothing to do with herbs or vegetebles, as far as I can taste anyhow. Thick body with a pleasant taste and finish. Just not my bag. There are so many of these beers that all taste so similar. Mine is by Humboldt Brewing Company, but says it’s from Paso Robles, which is a contradiction indeed. Also mine has a different label, one that’s kind of hippyish in image, perhaps for reasons more obvious than not. Good aftertaste I’ll say, which is not so common.

3
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - SEP 1, 2011
Draught pint pours a medium brown with a light tan head that does not last. Aromas are slight roast malt and light sweetness. Taste is a decent light roast taste with medium body. Very drinkable, but not complex . Overall a good, but not great brown ale.

2.7
joebudzjoe (676) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Draft at Yard House in Boston. Looks like any ordinary brown ale with a clear brown body and a nice off white colored head. I respect the creativity of this beer but the hemp flavor doesn’t mesh well in brown ales. Too nutty and earthy of a flavor

2
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2010
From bottle. This was a big disappointment. Worth a drain pour. Ale brewed with hemp, but pretty darn plain, and lacking character. Even my friend who drinks brown ales regularly couldn’t stomach this one and we had most of a six-pack left over. Yuck. Terrible.

3.5
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Poured from 22oz bottle a dark brown with large tannish head. Aromas of roasted grains, bisquits and caramel. Flavor has a toasted malt graininess, with a touch of sweet caramel and a little coffee. The palate is malty and lightly bitter with a spicy tingle that is not from the carbonation. This one has a sweet start and a slightly dry finish. I found it to be an enjoyable beer. I’d drink one again.

3.3
Delirium (670) - Falmouth, Cornwall, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2008
Draught. Pours dark amber/brown with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor are both sweet, slightly roasty caramel malt, with a hint of fruit. Small bit of spices, but I would call this an amber, really (not sure where the hemp comes in). However, it is a pretty good amber, with a fairly nice roasty/sweet malt character.

3.2
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 6, 2010
On tap. Pours red-peach with beige head and lace. Faint aroma of floral and sugar. Indistinct taste, not bad, but not remarkable. Best part of beer was its appearance.

3.6
TonyDiUlio (664) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Had a champps with nick. Poor is the dark brown with medium head. Aroma is roasted malts with a hint of dark yeast. There’s also some minor honts of dark berrirs. Over all nce brew.


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