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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alexsdad06 (10636) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Draft sample @ BBQ, Brews and Blues. Pours a clear brown color with a medium beige head. The aroma was mild; mainly light caramel malts, very slightly nutty, a hint of herbal hops. The flavor was pretty standard for a brown with a slight nuttiness and light herbal hops. Medium light bodied; nothing very special here.

3.5
DuffMan (10596) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 19, 2007
Clear chestnut brown, surprising initial aroma of earthy pot (is this the power of suggestion?) gives way to sweet chocolate. Mostly chocolatey palate, a slightly grassy/earthy quality, smooth mouthfeel with medium body, clean finish. I thought this was an excellent brown ale.

2.5
marcus (10560) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 21, 2008
This black ale poured with decent tan head and a malty aroma. The head disappeared quickly and so did the flavor - a bit of malt with a sour bitter finish. There are surely better hemp products out there.

3.5
phaleslu (10546) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2011
Draft at The Bridge. Pours a cloudy, light brown color with a small, creamy off-white head. Aroma of chocolate malts, earthy hops, toast, nuts, and faint herbs and citrus. Flavor of crackers, earthy hops, chocolate malts, nuts, toast, and grass. Light-bodied, with modest carbonation and a malty, earthy mouthfeel. Really smooth and easy to drink. Nice.

3.3
onceblind (10290) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2012
On tap at Cheeky Monk in Denver. Clear dark mahogany amber with a beautiful full and foamy light beige head. Aroma of earthy toffee and some light herbalness with a sight dank tone I can’t put my finger on. Flavor is full bodied on a nice sessionable palate. Roasty and earthy toffee with a gentle herbal bitterness, and pleasant malty sweetness on the finish. Not shabby, but kinda forgettable.

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GT (10002) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2011
Tap at ChurchKey. Into nonic pint, the pour is a cola ruby with a small, tan head. Small lacing. Aroma is sweet, roast, milk chocolate, muted character overall. Taste is cherry, roast, milk chocolate. A decent, light porter. A little heavy and rich for brown ale.

2.6
arminjewell (9720) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2010
Highly disappointing. Pours dark brown/black with off white head, aroma is some chocolate and roasted notes with a bit of resiny hops. Taste is resiny hops up front with some chocolate and coffee ending roasted and bitter. Not at all hemp-like, with more porter like qualities.

3.5
bb (9697) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 25, 2006
Bottle. Ruby brown beer with a nice off-white head. Slightly fruity and caramel aroma. Clean malt, caramel, and slight fruit (stone) flavor. Touch of cpise. Medium bodied. Easy drinking.

3.3
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2013
20oz pint on tap at Cock & Bull in Hyde Park, for $6.75. Clear dark red / slightly brown color. Thin khaki head retains on the surface. Leaves decent bits of lace. Medium-plus body. Smooth, crisp, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry in the finish. Good toasty, slightly nutty malt profile. Kind of spicy hop, good amount for a brown ale. Bit of herbal, earthy, hemp-type flavors here, hint of chocolate. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter. Solid, kind of spicy-hoppy brown ale.

3.3
blipp (9590) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Draft. Pours amber red with an off white head. Light sweet malty aroma with some lighter grainy and chocolatey notes. The flavor has sweet caramel malts with a hint of semi-sweet chocolate. Pretty good, not great.


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