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RATINGS: 1950   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Inspired by visits to English country pubs, Honker’s Ale combines a fruity hop aroma with a rich malt middle to create a perfectly balanced beer. Immensely drinkable, Honker’s Ale is not only the beer you can trust but one you’ll look forward to time and again.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ross (2128) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 16, 2007
Bottle from Sean, thanks ass bandit. Pours out a light brown to reddish color with a little head on it. Smell is light hoppiness with some grassy notes. Taste is smooth and refreshing with some sweet notes. Has a little bit of a bitter flavor with some spicies. Not really outstanding, more just a mediocre ale, but it would be about the perfect session beer. Thanks Sean.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogivlado (6978) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 15, 2007
Bottled(355ml). -No sign of ABV on the label. Pours a dark amber coloured with a small but persistent white head. The aroma is sweet malty and hoppy with fruity and spicy notes. Subdued caramel notes in the background. Mild bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2007
I’ve had this beer before on several occasions, and think it is decent and well-balanced. However, there is nothing really outstanding I can say about it. Altogether, a pleasant but not memorable beer. It poured a copper read color and is slightly hazy. Head formation was pretty decent. Aroma was very malty. Taste-wise, although this beer is categorized as a bitter here, I was under the impression from previous tries that it was an IPA. It is not very hoppy for an IPA, but the hop and malt is well balanced...so I would say this is way insufficiently hopped to be an IPA, but rather hoppy for a bitter. Drinkability and mouthfeel were decent but not outstanding.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sombeast (151) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2007
Served on tap at The Gathering. Clear dark amber with a respectable white head. Aroma was pleasing but difficult to characterize in this environment. Medium-light bodied, mild bitterness, dominated by a pleasant hop flavor. Drinkable session-oriented APA, one of the best in a sketchy selection.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2007
clear orange with a nice lasting white head. faint toasted orange aroma. spicy hops balance to the sweet nutty toffee flavor. slightly bitter nutty toffee finish. a bit thin and fizzy. decent drinkable beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RoyceH (1198) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JAN 7, 2007
Bottle, Cellar Bar, St Andrews. Very vigourous bubbles, a little sediment supported in the glass. Thin off-white head. Aroma is fizzy fruit and hops, some malt there too. Mouthful is little coating due to the bottle-conditioned nature, but sweet, some bitternesss. Smooth. Alright, but a little too carbonated.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 7, 2007
Slight above average session beer. Nothing incredibly special and nothing really negative going on here either. Mild hop presence mild malt presence.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2007
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a smallish white head. Aroma is light, citrus, bread, malt. Flavor is citrus, toasted malt, biscuit. Palate is medium-light, medium carbonation, mild bitter finish. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
joefflin (68) - USA - JAN 4, 2007
A pretty average beer for Goose Island. Pours amber with a white head. Citrus and malts. A good alternate beer to go out and drink with, but nothing that is completely remarkable. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2007 Bottle. I drank this all of the time when I lived in Chicago, because you could always find this at BMC bars. I come to find that I have not rated it! Pours a translucent amber with an off white head. Aroma of toffee and citrus. Very light mouthfeel. Flavor of caramel, toasted malt, and orange. Transitions to a spicy hop finish, with some lingering strong tea flavors. Nice hop profile for a pale ale, but maybe just a tad on the watery side. This is sort of a british/ american hybrid pale ale.. A good session beer.


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