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Humboldt Brown Hemp Ale - Humboldt Brews

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Humboldt Brown Hemp Ale
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 9.68%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Humboldt Brews visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beertunes on 01-06-2011)
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Reviews by gpogo:
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gpogo

California

3.58/5  rDev +5%

A- Clear dark brown with a reddish tint. Cream colored head that dissipated to a foam cap.

A- Creamy brown malt smells. Chocolate malt.

T- Earthy flavors. A bit chocolatey, quite sweet. Not much in the way of bitterness. Weird astringency.

M- Medium body, rather smooth mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation.

D- Not bad, but not my first choice. Nothing tasted especially like hemp in this brew.

06-26-2011 17:45:45 | More by gpogo
More User Reviews:
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bconsidine

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

05-27-2013 15:23:38 | More by bconsidine
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Nage37

California

4/5  rDev +17.3%

02-20-2012 22:38:23 | More by Nage37
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -12%

Sampled on May 28, 2011. The pour is dark amber to brown with no head. The aroma is full of nutty brown characters along with an herbal quality and a little bit hopped. The body is a lot thinner than I would prefer. The taste has a bread-like character and a bit of a hoppy finish. This was nothing special.

05-28-2011 23:58:40 | More by puboflyons
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Dhamma73

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

09-12-2013 00:28:51 | More by Dhamma73
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Brent

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +17.3%

To this point I've never been terribly impressed with the hemp ales I've sampled, generally finding them to rely more on the gimmick of hemp than actual quality of taste. This beer was a pleasant deviation from that trend. Nice, caramel malt body with perhaps a bit more than average level of hopping for the style, but not enought to push the limit by any means. Quite easy to drink. Not something I see as a session ale, but I would certainly pair this with a beef dish.

10-17-2011 14:49:09 | More by Brent
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BESTIALEX

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

01-19-2014 23:56:50 | More by BESTIALEX
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KeyWestGator

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

04-10-2014 00:35:12 | More by KeyWestGator
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ronniebruner

Arizona

4/5  rDev +17.3%

As with the reviewer stated directly before me, I too have never been a fan of hemp beers. With that being said, Humboldt County and hemp go together perfectly! The aroma is hoppy, the beer pours a rich creamy color, with a hint of earthy spices. Just the right amount of carbonation and a tad bit of sugary malts. By far the best of many hemp ales I've tried to date. A worthy effort indeed!

10-20-2012 05:35:02 | More by ronniebruner
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ATADakaCHAD

California

3/5  rDev -12%

12-21-2011 03:41:33 | More by ATADakaCHAD
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -12%

11-13-2012 00:06:28 | More by IPAchris
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4/5  rDev +17.3%

03-23-2014 20:28:26 | More by thatoneguymike
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adam42381

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

12-10-2013 21:28:57 | More by adam42381
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Shineonsolar


3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

05-24-2012 00:20:41 | More by Shineonsolar
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

3.38/5  rDev -0.9%

Pours a four finger off-white head that fades quickly, leaving traces of lace. Clear deep mahogany color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light toasted malt nose and flavor is roasted malts, not finding any hemp. Typical brown. $2.45 for a 12oz bottle from Bert's Better Beers Hooksett, NH.

07-12-2011 22:30:37 | More by jdhilt
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jesus808

California

3/5  rDev -12%

12-20-2011 01:54:20 | More by jesus808
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Hellpop65

Kansas

3/5  rDev -12%

11-25-2013 05:44:15 | More by Hellpop65
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HoppyHoward

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

01-05-2013 06:21:21 | More by HoppyHoward
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Zbeetleman

California

4/5  rDev +17.3%

07-09-2013 04:21:57 | More by Zbeetleman
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tapman

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

Ruby and brown. Head is a light, fluffy consistency and tawny color. Head is big and makes a good soap bubble lace. Filtered.

Sweet, woody with a very small earthy hop presence.

Very sweet with a slight tang. Hops have a modest bitterness and the flavor melts in with all the maltose. Weird, chemical-like astringency in the finish.

A little thick for my taste.

Kudos for trying something different, but why so sweet?

03-14-2011 23:26:10 | More by tapman
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casapy

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

08-03-2014 04:39:28 | More by casapy
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.23/5  rDev -5.3%

Ah. Hemp, that most traditional and requisite of all beer ingredients. Ahem.

Pours a pleasant deep dark brown colour, flashing with red when held to the light. Head is filmy but solid enough, quite fine bubbled and leaving patchy lacing. Pretty fluid, light bodied. Overall, it looks pretty decent. Decent enough, anyway.

Ooh, nose is really nicely nutty and smooth, with a touch of sweet malt holding it all together. Perhaps, there's just a twinge of seltzer acidity, but I may just be projecting what I fear it may taste like. As it stands, the nose is quite pleasant.

Taste is indeed a lot thinner than I expected, although it doesn't have the seltzer water character I was expecting. Instead, there's very little sweetness, and the nutty character when it comes in is laced more with a slightly bitter roasted note, which without any malt to back it up, tastes empty and cold. Clinging grain on the back gives it a slightly unpleasant aftertaste.

Feel is very light and very generic.

It could have been better, but there's something pedestrian about the way this is brewed. It has some pleasant characters that could really have been developed, but it's as though no one cared enough to make it happen.

10-17-2011 00:41:01 | More by lacqueredmouse
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OCMutt

New York

3/5  rDev -12%

09-01-2012 18:28:42 | More by OCMutt
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Hellmeh

Texas

3/5  rDev -12%

06-20-2013 03:02:44 | More by Hellmeh
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shann

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +10%

10-10-2013 00:39:39 | More by shann
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Humboldt Brown Hemp Ale from Humboldt Brews
79 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.