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Humboldt Brown (Hemp Ale) - Humboldt Brewing Co.

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513 Ratings
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Ratings: 513
Reviews: 215
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.45%
Wants: 9
Gots: 42 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Humboldt Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly called "Hemp Ale".

(Beer added by: boatshoes on 04-04-2010)
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4.6/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow!! Had this today on tap at a local Pub House... it was amazing! has to be one of my Top 5 of all time... I say that with very little brew tastings compared to alot of others but a GREAT BEER!!!!

Great Taste all the way thru the beer! Just what a brown should be...!

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4.45/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz from total wine

A - Pours orange-golden with a nice head. Leaves nice legs.

S - Pine, earthy hops, light maltiness too.

T - Pineapple, pine, malts, and just a touch of earthy hops.

M - Very refreshing. Buttery and light carbonation.

D - Would make a great session beer.

Photo of bradybeer
4.33/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark reddish brown with a thin head. I detect a whiff of hops and a little spice. Taste is unique, reminds me of Dr. Pepper? Malt and hops are in balance-neither are significant, I get more spices than hops and malt. Finishes with a little roast? Not sure, mouthfeel is medium and I think the hemp gives the mouthfeel a certain amount of oiliness. Drinkabiity is high.

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4.3/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Schooners Patio Grille in Santa Clarita, CA.

Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson-brown with a 1 inch foamy tan head that fades to a film on the top of the beer. A latticework of lace lines the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted malt, slight cocoa and coffee aromas, and a nutty quality. Taste is of roasted malt, roasted nuts, cocoa powder, and slight coffee beans. A nice roasty bitterness lingers on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and smooth mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with some nice roasty and earthy flavors. I tried this a while ago in the bottle and didn't care for it too much, but on tap this is most excellent.

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4.28/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Smell like a nice brown ale with some hits of spice and coffee.

Taste: Great ! - Its a must try beer, I could say all kinds of things about this beer, but lets put it this way, my friend who just recently tried Guinness a few weeks ago said: "Wow, I like this beer better, Its got a great taste and feel".

Its true, Its an interesting but not a super overpowering taste that so many other smaller beer companies put out, I have had some really hard to drink beers,

This beer is a fun, delicious nut brown that is great to drink at 3am if you can't sleep.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on tap at Church Key as part of the Official Firestone Walker DC Launch Party, into a nonic tumbler.

A real nice tan light light brown head which falls at a normal pace. Very dark brown to red hued amber body that is clear. Looks good all around.

Bouquet is a nice faint and subtle chocolate malt, with just a hint of little grain and grassy-ness behind it. Seem like a wet beer is coming.

Really nice chocolate malt sensation, with a full delicious good body at first. THis great balance between chocolate taste and bread, almost bakery feeling on the swallow. Some prickly carbonation but not too bad but just enough to notice. Mellow hops on the finish that are subtle and not dominant just right.

Overall this is a great tasting Brown Ale to be drinking. Would have again no problem, good stuff!

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Humboldt Brown (Hemp Ale) from Humboldt Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 513 ratings.