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Humboldt Brown Hemp Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Humboldt Brown Hemp Ale
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 13.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: LittleDon on 10-15-2010

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A pint at the Stone Brewery on 10/14/10

Not sure of the availability. Couldn't find it listed among the Firestone beers but saw that it was brewed by another brewery and purchased by Firestone about 5 years ago.

A bit uninteresting. Brown with no signs of carbonation and clear. Little head/lace and no retention (as expected for cask). Some caramel in the aroma, but nothing to write home about. Flavor is consistent with aroma, maybe a bit more interesting. More carbonation up front than expected, caramel notes in middle, but quickly fading. Nondescript finish. Thin mouthfeel.

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3.63/5  rDev +7.1%

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Firestone pint glass
From: Albertson’s in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $1.67 ($9.99 for a mix 6-pack)
Purchased: Oct. 11, 2014
Consumed: Oct. 11, 2014
Misc.: N/A

Poured a brownish, dark caramel, mahogany color with 1-to-2 fingers of tan head. Good stream of bubbles coming up from the bottom throughout the glass. Head settled nicely after originally appearing to dissipate. Minimal lacing along the sides of the glass. Minimal retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.00)

Smelled light chocolate, roasty malts, toffee, caramel, light menthol, chocolate milk and faint Citra hops. Was tough at times to get anything on the nose. (Smell - 3.50)

Tasted similar to the nose. Got roasty malts, roasted nuts, caramel, toffee, chocolate, chocolate milk and slight cocoa nibs. (Taste - 3.75)

Medium body. Thin texture. Soft carbonation. Long finish. (Feel - 3.63)

Just an OK brown ale. Nothing spectacular. (Overall - 3.63)

3.63 | 82 | B

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1/2 finger light brown head atop a brown, ruby-hued body.

brown sugar and wet cardboard and a little horse blanket tossed in there. meh, but keeping in mind it is a hemp ale i would look for toasted hemp aroma, which happens to be the aforementioned.

Moderate bitterness, sweet with a subdued brown sugar and buttered toast and some mineral flavors in the finish. hops are in back and finish with a chocolatey-earthy character.

very dry in the finish.

i could session this.

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Hemp brown

Snake river pint glass, growler from brewery

A: Pours like root beer, dark drown/caramel color and lighter shades of ruby on the edges.  This growler is a few days old, and carbonation isn't great.

S: Good, smells sweeter than I was expecting.  I'm definitely pulling banana and spices out on the nose, and a sweet caramel malt bill.  Some nuttiness underneath that.

T: Pretty standard fare, besides that tang of banana; sweetness, nuttiness, some earthy dryness but not a lot.  Definitely lots of sweet bread and toasted biscuit character here.

MF: Wishing for a bit more carbonation; it's a touch syrupy right now but not cloyingly so.  Feels medium bodied, and semi-dry.

O: Pretty good brown ale.  An easy drinker on the sweeter side, and this beer lacks that unpleasant aftertaste that drives me away from brown ales.

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Humboldt Brown Hemp Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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