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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
Ranking:
#41,543
Reviews:
231
Ratings:
616
pDev:
14.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
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Ratings: 616 |  Reviews: 231
Photo of blissfulNemo
3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.69/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a mug, the appearance was a pure milky looking brown color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that quickly slid off to leave barely any lace.
The aroma had some sweet earthy to "hemp"-like dried danky to grassy rolled character rolling over some citrusy to piney hops. Light notes of chocolate and a touch of yeastiness enter in at the end.
The flavor was semi-sweet to bitter through the blend of the prior notes. Light aftertaste of the dankiness with the citrus, pine and chocolate.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt on par. Light finish of citrus, hemp, dankiness and milk chocolate.
Overall, pretty good as an American styled brown ale. Possibly could have again.

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Photo of jp32
2.85/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Look: Deep brown in color. A one-finger khaki colored head rises to the surface.
Smell: Malty, sweet, with faint notes of chocolate.
Taste: Malt forward with a subtle cookie dough presence. Not that impressive in the flavor department.
Feel: Soft bodied, somewhat undercarbonated.
Overall: Not terrible is about the best thing I could say about this beer.

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

Photo of jbehlar
3.86/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
3.42/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Exceeded my minimal expectations. Hemp adds a grassy not, but overall a decent English style malty brown ale. Not great, not terrible, good option in a pinch

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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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Humboldt Brown (Ale Brewed With Hemp) from Humboldt Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.48 out of 5 with 616 ratings
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