TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 25, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Honkers Ale pours to a deep orange color with a creamy white head, and a moderate carbonation. The nose is impressive, waves of citric hop aromas marry with biscuit malt aromas. The palate has some nice caramel malt flavor, and some very nice juicy, fruity esters. The body is solid, but not heavy, making this a very drinkable ale that would not be too filling, if you chose to have a few pints. This beer finishes with a nice, citric hop bite that lingers, and lets you know you just had one hell of a good beer.
This beer is one of my all time favorites, a staple in my beer fridge. The brewpub on Clyborne is a must visit if you ever find yourself in Chicago. I go for beer and their wonderful bar chips when ever Iím in the Windy City. This beer would work well with a number of dishes. I would pair it with a nice burger with fries, or a NY Strip Steak and a baked potato. A perfect beer to relax with as well.
Kevin (2103) - New Mexico, USA - JAN 23, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
nice woody amber pour with a thick pocked white head that lingers for a bit. garden aroma with some floral. smells like fresh tilled earth and lillys. tea bag flavor(no, not that kind of tea bag you sicko) with some light oak. a nice lingering bitter finish that foams on my tongue. a bit too much tea bag flavor(o.k. now iím saying it to be funny) for me though, but not a bad brew.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JAN 20, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
There is a slight malty oder with some hints of fruit. The color is amber with a small white head. The taste is balanced between the sweetness of the malt and the bitterness of the hops.
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Kyle for sharing this treat. Poured a cloudy orange with a withe head. Smell the hops in this one. Finish was bitter.
cdog69 (28) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft. sweet floral aroma. light orangish color with a white head that quickly disappeared. Citrus flavor flavor with a smooth bitter finish. Overall not a bad beer, very easy to drink nice balance.
cweston (11) - Kansas, USA - JAN 17, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of my favorite easy-drinking beers. Nice sublte floral sweet hops aroma and flavor. Not a beer for contemplation, but Iíd be thrilled if my local sports bar had this on tap. (A football game is long and I donít want 4-5 pints of a big imperial IPA or the like.)
zombywoof (450) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JAN 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2010 Good hop presence-floral, malt and citrus-very flavorful. Lots of Cascade hops and strong malt presence. Like a very well done EPA.
bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I bought this beer before going to my parents place to watch the Bengals play in their first playoff appearance in 15 years. They lost, making this beer the only enjoyable part of my day. 12oz bottle. Hoppy sweet flavor, long bitter finish. Nowhere near overpowering. Simply an enjoyable beer, pleasing for anytime.
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 2, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light orange, big head that dissipates quickly, hoppy-sweet aroma, nicely balanced pale ale, citrus and orchard fruit, long pleasantly bitter finish. Simple but enjoyable.
HogTownHarry (6131) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (12oz). Thanks to my friend Dave B for this one. Poured hazy orange with a thin white head. Aroma of fresh juicy hops, mild malt. Taste follows aroma, with strong iced-tea-with-lemon and a hint of grain in there. Mouthfeel a bit creamy, acidic, need to be a little more carbonated. Definitely goes down easy, has a nice citrus mildly bitter linger.