Sunday, March 22, 2009
This is cool, interesting pale ale made with hemp seeds. It pours a redish brown with a thin head. The aroma is of crystal malts, light floral hop and a spiciness that assume is from the seeds. The flavor is mildly of cereal grains and a touch of toffee. The hops are earthy and that spiciness comes through in the flavor. This pale has been a staple of the Humboldt brewing company for many many years and it has been over a decade since we have seen it up here in Oregon.