Humboldt Brown (Hemp Ale) - Humboldt Brewing Co.
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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
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
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
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
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
3.88/5 rDev +12.1%
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
Humboldt Brown (Hemp Ale) from Humboldt Brewing Co.
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