Humboldt Brown (Ale Brewed With Hemp) | Humboldt Brewing Co.

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Humboldt Brown (Ale Brewed With Hemp)Humboldt Brown (Ale Brewed With Hemp)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Humboldt Brewing Co.
California, United States
humboldtbrewingco.com

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly called "Hemp Ale".

Added by boatshoes on 04-04-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
610
Reviews:
228
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
14.08%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
83
For Trade:
0
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Photo of PawBeard
4.38/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First taste, the feel was awesome. A nice creamy finish, behind that subtle brown "bite" kept me sipping frequently.

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Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brian_L-2056
4.21/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a Coca-Cola brown with a frothy off white head that dissipates rather quickly. Has a caramel or molasses smell that reminds me of the old Goose Island Autumn Ale. Initial taste is smooth and sweet, with definite caramel flavor and pleasant throughout, with a slightly dry finish. I don't care what others have rated this brew but I could drink this all day until the sweetness became to much for my tastebuds

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Photo of SGR1220
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BigSmooth12
4.09/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Ryften
4.04/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Noelito76
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of akopczyk
4.18/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ardeer
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bdel34
3.43/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.03/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I guess they ran into some problems with some governmental regulatory body over just calling it hemp ale. Fucking California.

Appearance is a mix between dark copper and light brown. Ruddy. Off white 1/4" head. Aroma of earthen brown malts.

Taste, eh, its a brown ale. Nothing offensive, nothing noteworthy. Unsweetened toffee, shitty grandma "candy" kind of vibe. Goes malty and nutty all over this one. In terms of hemp, it appears to add nothing to the beer beyond marketing purposes. There's a bitterness there that doesn't seem hop derived, but at least it gives the beer some oomph.

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Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Edie
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Branlott42
3.36/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zylod
3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DMarlinJ
4.38/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stofko1992
3.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crow
3.82/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.16/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Dark copper with a moderate tan head.

Almost exclusively spent grain on the nose like walking up to a large lager brewery. There is also some nuttiness.

The taste of this beer is big and heavy on the malt, with some toffee notes as well.

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Photo of RHVC59
4.47/5  rDev +28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Parksworker
2.56/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 3

Taste ok, dark beer, light white head..

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.51/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Humboldt Brown (Hemp Ale) brewed by Humboldt Brewing Co., with an ABV of 5.70% This brew pour out a deep brown color with a nice small off white head. This brew kinda looks like root beer, not saying that is bad thing. The smell of Humboldt Brown (Hemp Ale) is rich with roasted sweetness of malt and grains. You also pick up a hit of hops in the smell of this brew. This brew has the look and smell of most American Brown Ales on the market, not saying that is a bad thing. Now for the taste it is bold and rich with flavors. You pick up on roasted grains and malts. There is also a nice smooth sweetness to this brew. The mouthfeel of Humboldt Brown (Hemp Ale), is rich bold, clean, and refreshing. I really like the taste of this brew and how smooth it is. There is nothing overpowering about this brew. It has has a real nice balance to it. It is hard to pick up on the 5.70% ABV in this brew. Overall I'm giving Humboldt Brown (Hemp Ale) a 4.5 out of 5 . I would buy this brew again . Humboldt Brewing Co., did a real nice job with this brew. Thank You.

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Photo of Caveworm
4.5/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Humboldt Brown (Hemp Ale) | Humboldt Brewing Co. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this beer's head is two fingers thick and light tan, with solid lacing ,and a clear deep reddish brown body.

Smells like not very much "hemp" IMO, but more of a toasted malt complex and full bodied grains. Not very much hop annunciation either.

I taste a very well made brown ale. Nothing more, nothing less. The only remnant of "hemp" flavor comes towards the end and it isn't very noticeable.

The mouthfeel here is medium-light with mild carbonation.

Overall, I'll rate Humboldt Brown (Hemp Ale) | Humboldt Brewing Co. with a 4.5.

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Photo of EdgarGerik
4.06/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zhreger
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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