FogBound Hemp Pale Ale
Big Tide Brewing Co.

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American Pale Ale (APA)
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3.41 | pDev: 9.38%
Big Tide Brewing Co.
New Brunswick, Canada
Notes: This American style pale ale is brewed with pale and Munich malts, American hops, and crushed hemp seeds. The result is golden coloured ale, with hints of fruitiness balanced by a nutty characteristic from the hemp seeds. Light and refreshing.

Colour - 5┬░SRM
Bitterness- 36 IBU
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3.4/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Tasted at the brewpub over 20 minutes.

Pours a clear gold with some rising carbonation visible. Thin but fairly durable head and spots of lacing hold on through half the glass.

The nose is somewhat fruity with some dill and pine. Grains are evident, too, but no hemp...unlike their Seaworthy IPA that carries more weed in both aroma and taste.

The taste profile begins with smooth, sweet caramel and then some hemp comes through after a bite of hop bitters. The weed doesn't last, though; chewy soil and some tannic dryness characterize the end. And then there's a truly crustacean aftertaste.

The body is rather light--too light for the flavor profile. Moderate carbonation helps to balance some. But it's rather short in the mouth with an uninteresting chopped end.

Overall, this is a decent creation. There's certainly more to the taste profile than its namesake--actually is rather short on the hemp, as noted above. But there are other redeeming elements, and it's certainly drinkable.

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Photo of tigg924
3.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had at brewery--served into a pint glass

Appearance: minimal head, gold in color, clear, moderate carbonation

Smell: wheat, oats, and caramel malt

Taste: caramel start, then the hemp comes in and gradually gets more earthy towards the finish.

Mouthfeel: medium carbonation, light bodied, sweet start with a dry bitter end

Overall: This one is interesting and a lot better than the summer ale I tried here. The hemp shines through but is not too overpowering. Very earthy, I could do two or three.

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FogBound Hemp Pale Ale from Big Tide Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 6 ratings