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Humboldt Brown (Hemp Ale) - Humboldt Brewing Co.

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525 Ratings
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Ratings: 525
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 14.16%
Wants: 10
Gots: 49 | 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:
Beer added by: boatshoes on 04-04-2010

Formerly called "Hemp Ale".
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3.8/5  rDev +9.8%

A ruby red sea is capped with a foamy, tan froth. Has a caramel, nut, help and medium fruit aroma. Tastes sweet and smooth with some grain, candy and fruits that mingle with a metallic nuttiness. Somewhat mineraly in the aftertaste. Reminds me of Pynchon's Vineland for some reason... A true underdog beer that deserves better than it's lot.

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.77/5  rDev +9%

Purchased from the Wolf Stop in Aberdeen, SD. Poured into my new Miller Pilsner glass.

Appearance (4) : Pours a dense, creamy three fingered head with a nice creamy cap on top. Body is dark honey brown with about 70% opacity. Leaves lacing on the glass and a memory foam like appearance complete with a couple of "finger poke tests", on the head.

Aroma (4) : Barley heads, honey, barrel aged malt, a little ginger spice. Some rainforest and/or moss. A very clean and pleasing aroma. Bouquet is light to medium strength.

Taste (3.75) : Coffee bean bitterness hits first, mixed in with some barley malt. Behind that is a grapefruit bitterness, which follows through to the finish. Faint honey and ginger notes float around in there, too. I was not expecting the bitterness that came from this beer - in fact I was expecting a malt-forward brown, but actually the flavor isn't bad at all. It's quite enjoyable. Belches taste like wheat chex.

Mouthfeel (3.75) : Medium bodied, fairly creamy yet still watery, ends grapefruity and dry.

Overall (3.77) : This brown has hop presence, there's no denying that. It's a good beer overall. I don't think I'm swayed enough to buy a six pack, but it is a pretty decent beer. I would have it again if offered.

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Humboldt Brown (Hemp Ale) from Humboldt Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 525 ratings.