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:
606
Reviews:
227
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
14.12%
 
 
Wants:
14
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81
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5/5  rDev +44.1%

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5/5  rDev +44.1%

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5/5  rDev +44.1%

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5/5  rDev +44.1%

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4.92/5  rDev +41.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +36.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +36.9%

Photo of Norvelljeff
4.65/5  rDev +34%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Delicious brown ale made with hemp. Has an earth taste that was enjoyed very much.

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Photo of ouser31
4.6/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Wow!! Had this today on tap at a local Pub House... it was amazing! has to be one of my Top 5 of all time... I say that with very little brew tastings compared to alot of others but a GREAT BEER!!!!

Great Taste all the way thru the beer! Just what a brown should be...!

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.51/5  rDev +30%
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 +29.7%
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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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +29.7%

Photo of RHVC59
4.47/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MisterClean
4.43/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz from total wine

A - Pours orange-golden with a nice head. Leaves nice legs.

S - Pine, earthy hops, light maltiness too.

T - Pineapple, pine, malts, and just a touch of earthy hops.

M - Very refreshing. Buttery and light carbonation.

D - Would make a great session beer.

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Photo of DMarlinJ
4.38/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bradybeer
4.3/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark reddish brown with a thin head. I detect a whiff of hops and a little spice. Taste is unique, reminds me of Dr. Pepper? Malt and hops are in balance-neither are significant, I get more spices than hops and malt. Finishes with a little roast? Not sure, mouthfeel is medium and I think the hemp gives the mouthfeel a certain amount of oiliness. Drinkabiity is high.

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4.28/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.27/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Schooners Patio Grille in Santa Clarita, CA.

Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson-brown with a 1 inch foamy tan head that fades to a film on the top of the beer. A latticework of lace lines the glass on the drink down. Smell is of roasted malt, slight cocoa and coffee aromas, and a nutty quality. Taste is of roasted malt, roasted nuts, cocoa powder, and slight coffee beans. A nice roasty bitterness lingers on the palate after each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp and smooth mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with some nice roasty and earthy flavors. I tried this a while ago in the bottle and didn't care for it too much, but on tap this is most excellent.

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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Humboldt Brown (Ale Brewed With Hemp) from Humboldt Brewing Co.
3.47 out of 5 based on 606 ratings.
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