‘Sup, dudes? Grab some couch, sink in, light up, and let’s just totally vibe in today’s Pint Sized Review. Today, we are going to be
dabbing dabbling in a Hemp based drink called Hemp’d, a Hemptail by Rock Wall Brewing.
“I was gonna go to court before I got high/I was gonna pay my child support but then I got high/They took my whole paycheck and I know why/ ‘Cause I got high” –Because I Got High, Afroman
Pouring this into a glass, I’m going to get ahead of myself and say thing even though recreational marijuana is legal in Michigan, I feel like I’m on an old episode of Cops and I’m on the other end of the camera. Everything stinks.
Looking at this, this looks like Holy Water that’s been left in a cistern for far too long. It has hand grease and makeup from the whole congregation in it. Absolutely crystal clear with zero particulates and a mild olive oil look. Zero bubbles, zero carbonation.
‘I smoke two joints before I smoke two joints, and then I smoke two more.” –Smoke Two Joints by The Toyes
Like I said earlier, this smells like a filthy, filthy hippy. Like the armpit of a skunk. There’s a sickly slick sweetness that attempts to mask the obvious ganja stank that only makes it smell even more artificial.
It’s like someone put bong water in an essential oil diffuser.
This smells like I should be listening to Phish.
“We don’t smoke marijuana in Muskogee/We don’t take no trips on LSD” –Okie from Meskogee, Merle Haggard
This tastes like a soda-based cocktail. I didn’t realize that this wasn’t really a beer. Like, at all. This is more like a High Noon or some sort of malt liquor.
This tastes like apple juice left in the trunk of a Caprice Classic that rolled around all summer in an old Faygo 2-liter bottle. Just the hottest, sweatiest summer you can imagine and that bottle just fermented and leached BPA for four months. Like, the smell of weed intermingles with shitty, shitty Indian Summer that’s far past its best by date.
So, it’s sickly sweet, has no carbonation, and every time I burp I felt like it reminded me that I’ll never pass a DOT exam.
I suppose there’s a honey flavor to it. I… I just don’t know.
“So let’s get to the point, let’s roll another joint.” –You Don’t Know How It Feels, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
I usually write about mouthfeel here, but f***, I don’t know. It was there. It’s wet. I couldn’t concentrate.
“Never try/Marijuana, don’t try it at all/It’s a lie/It’s like beating your head on a wall.” –Marijuana, McGruff the Crime Dog
This drink isn’t geared to be taken seriously. This tastes like a novelty to say, “Hey man, look what I bought!” Which is precisely why I bought it, and precisely why Kate made fun of me for buying it.
I feel like this is aimed for underage kids to stretch the legs on their fake IDs and try to convince their peers that they are getting simultaneously high and drunk.
You are neither. You are getting your gallbladder removed after drinking this. This is a sugar bomb and is incredibly hard to knock back. While it is 8%, you’d have a better buzz smoking banana peels.
It’s like Four Loko if instead of caffeine and punching drywall you had hemp seeds and Taco Bell.
While I might not have cared for this much, I’m sure there’s an audience for it. If you want to drink a beer that has heavy hemp/marijuana flavors and aromatics, might I suggest The Hemperor by New Belgium? It’s a great IPA that smells like a college dorm room.
This drink pairs with fast food late at night, wet wipes for after the fast food, thinking you’re edgier than others, and chasing it with a different drink. Like bleach.
Buy this. Try this. Then go buy The Hemperor instead.
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