austinpowers (2831) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 2, 2002
Dark and not that fizzy. Bitter. No hemp taste - but I'm not sure I'd recognize it if there WAS a hemp taste. An ordinary, uneventful ale. microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2002
Absolutely not the taste I thought I would get. It was lacking in taste. An amber color slightly malty. No hemp flavor at all. Maybe a slight earthiness. 21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - APR 27, 2003
Tastes like malt, maybe it tastes like hemp, but i dont know what the hell hemp tastes like. Spicy, hops are also thrown into the mix, though it has a very watery feel to it. Unimpressive, hemp ales are nothing more than gay marketing schemes. SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - AUG 25, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2003 On draught, almost no head. Tasted like an average ale but slightly oily in texture (possibly from the hemp seed). Just not as good as other hemp ales I've tried. You could call it something else and I would never guess they used hemp seeds in this. 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.
MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2004
on tap at Hobson's Choice on Haight. brown at center, red at edges. little to no head. watery mouthfeel going in, but high carbonation. hop aftertaste. missed the hemp. maybe next time. Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2004
rating # 420: Light brown with a medium head. Aroma is grains and resiny hops. Flavour is lightly sweet, somewhat bitter. Kind of an average sort of ale. nickd717 (4999) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 7, 2009
Tap at the Nut House in Palo Alto. Dark brown in color with an off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt, hops/hemp, and a little roast. Flavor is earth, grass, hemp, hops, caramel and roasted malt. Medium body with somewhat low carbonation. Pretty average overall. Nik925 (800) - 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. RCL (2032) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 9, 2010
Hemp aroma is fairly pronounced, and comes out even more in the flavor. Some herbal hops add some complexity; finishes a wee bit astringent but not bad.