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Humboldt Brown (Hemp Ale) - Humboldt Brewing Co.

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Humboldt Brown (Hemp Ale)Humboldt Brown (Hemp Ale)

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455 Ratings
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Ratings: 455
Reviews: 211
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.16%
Wants: 6
Gots: 31 | 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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5/5  rDev +44.5%

01-04-2013 14:33:08 | More by jonathaniler
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

01-04-2013 07:55:29 | More by sloelco
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

01-02-2013 03:06:40 | More by blindpiggie
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

12-31-2012 15:02:21 | More by Scott_at_Beer_Frog
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

12-24-2012 04:36:57 | More by NickThePyro
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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

12-17-2012 00:27:07 | More by Fossilhunter
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

12-08-2012 18:52:13 | More by lillitnn92
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

12-07-2012 22:01:58 | More by Dizzy242
Photo of abcdefghijkyle

New Jersey

3.38/5  rDev -2.3%

Picked this one up as part of a mixed sixer. I needed try it for the novelty

A: Nice mahogany color. The khaki colored head dissipated pretty quickly after the pour although the suds are clinging to the sides of the glass.

S: Smells like wet wood, resin, and a faint frutiness which I can't place. This smells really earthy altogether

T: It tastes a lot fruiter than the smell. I'm picking up juniper berries, nuts, pine, and resin.... no hemp though unfortunately. There is a vague roasted character to this, but I'm picking up much malt

M: Kind of watery, this is the lowlight for me

Overall, I wish that there were more hemp in this. If this had been billed as a garden variety brown ale I think I might've like it a little more. I'm glad I tried it but I probably won't have it again. It's worth a try.

12-04-2012 04:02:28 | More by abcdefghijkyle
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

12-03-2012 01:00:13 | More by MarioM
Photo of Immortale25

North Carolina

3.3/5  rDev -4.6%

Poured into a Ninkasi Brewing pint glass. Bottleneck says 07/26/12.

A- Pours a medium brown color plus some ruby shining through with a 1/2 inch light tan head that bears little retention before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and thin splotchy surface foam. Resilient ring of drippy lacing.

S- Lightly roasted malt nose with a trace of hops. No cannabis notes to speak of yet, just some typical caramel and bread but very light.

T- On the lighter side of things with more toasty character than roasty. Only a tad sweet with notes of dark bread...but still no cannabis. Barely any hop bitterness either.

M- Thin and watery with very little body coming through. Medium-low carbonation doesn't help.

O- Very drinkable but certainly not very exciting. And, if you're looking for something that comes even a little bit close to tasting like marijuana, steer clear of this one.

11-24-2012 04:16:23 | More by Immortale25
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

11-17-2012 21:26:03 | More by jharris0624
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

11-17-2012 01:19:45 | More by WDJersey
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

11-15-2012 02:51:11 | More by PretzelsNBeer
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

11-13-2012 20:27:04 | More by bambam2517
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

11-12-2012 02:59:08 | More by TheBigBoy
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3.4/5  rDev -1.7%

Poured out as an average looking brown color, good clarity and a white fizzy head. The retention was minimal as well as the lacing. The smell of the beer some sweet malt with a touch of coffee and an herbal note. The taste of the beer is lightly roasted, it's got a subtle chocolate flavor as well as a bitter finish. The mouthfeel of the beer was light, decent carbonation with a soft creamy finish to it. Overall it's not a bad brown ale. It's not the best but it's still worth trying.

10-28-2012 23:28:38 | More by Knapp85
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New York

4.28/5  rDev +23.7%

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.

10-23-2012 07:04:31 | More by wethead
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

10-20-2012 04:56:37 | More by BeerBeast
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

10-17-2012 20:51:43 | More by allstar255
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3.39/5  rDev -2%

So, I saw “hemp” ale on the menu at my favorite watering hole and I simply could not resist ordering one.

Appearance is a brownish color with ruby edges. There is a thin layer of head that dissipates quickly and leaves no lacing. In spite of the thin head, there is fizziness that remains. The nose is light – some malt and a touch of nuttiness. The flavor is mild. I am not sure what hemp is supposed to taste like, but this just tastes like a basic thin brown ale.

10-08-2012 17:43:37 | More by 57md
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3.88/5  rDev +12.1%

12oz, 6/15/12

A: Pours out a deep dirty brown amber color. One finger of off white head. Seems to be nice carbonation.

S: I like the nose in this one. Really nice nutty character. Definitely some hops underneath. Some mild roast hints. Maybe a touch of chocolate.

T: On the tip of the tongue, I get a little bit of coffee or roast bitterness. It's very mild. Then you get the nice nuttiness in the mid palate. Again, a touch of chocolate on the back end. Not the overly dark rich stuff, just mild hints. Finish is dry and as aspects of a very light porter.

M: Medium bodied.

10-01-2012 18:16:51 | More by inlimbo77
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

09-29-2012 14:26:58 | More by halo913
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

09-18-2012 00:03:00 | More by Chugs13
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

08-26-2012 03:17:21 | More by johnnyboy76
Humboldt Brown (Hemp Ale) from Humboldt Brewing Co.
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