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)

Brewed by:
Humboldt Brewing Co.
California, United States

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

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +36.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -21%

Photo of thepliceisright
3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Poured a dark brown color with a one inch light brown head.

Roasted malt comes through right away, with a slight hop aroma.

The roasted malt smell translates well into taste. Along with the roasted malt, there is prevalent nutty and slight biscuit flavor. I didn't notice much hoppiness, but there is a slight bitter finish.

A very creamy mouthfeel to this beer, which for me is not a bad thing. It is quite thick for a brown ale.

Overall, I'm pleased with this beer. The thick, creamy taste is backed up with roasted malt and nutty flavor. I didn't notice many hoppy characteristics, but this is a brown ale, so I'm looking for more of a malty flavor.

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3.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle from Armanetti's in Chicago

A: Very dark brown that is still light enough to see through and very clear. Light tan head that is very minimal and laces the glass nicely. Perfect for the style

S: Malty, sweet, and dark fruit aromas are very forthcoming. No noticeable hop aroma. Fruit esters are over done for this.

T: Medium malty flavor. There is an odd acrid taste and finish that doesn't agree with everything.

M: Medium-to-full body. Slightly bitter with a dry, resiny impression.

O: Not sure the malt, hops, and adjuncts really worked together on this.

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

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3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a reddish brown color with an off-white head that fades to decent lacing.

S: Mild aroma of roasted malt and quite grainy.

T: MIld chocolate tatse mixed in with some roasted malt. There is a bitterness in the background with a dry finish.

F: Medium body, smooth and a bit creamy.

O: Fairly average for the style.

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3.26/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on tap at a local pub. Reviewed from notes.

A- Poured dark brown with half a finger cream colored head. Laces very well.

S- Rich and roast smells. Definitely doesn't smell like I thought it would.

T- Tasty roast malts and thick flavors of nuttiness and toffee.

M- Thick and wet.

O- I honestly avoided this beer for quite a while because I didn't want to drink a glass of marijuana. This was pretty good though.

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4.6/5  rDev +32.2%
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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1/5  rDev -71.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Humboldt Brown (Ale Brewed With Hemp) from Humboldt Brewing Co.
3.48 out of 5 based on 613 ratings.
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