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RATINGS: 1783   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Inspired by visits to English country pubs, Honkerís Ale combines a fruity hop aroma with a rich malt middle to create a perfectly balanced beer. Immensely drinkable, Honkerís Ale is not only the beer you can trust but one youíll look forward to time and again.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - SEP 8, 2005
The bartender in Chicago described this brew as "one of [his] staple ales." I wasnít too impressed, however. The hops was a bit overly bitter. Donít get me wrong--I like bitter if itís done right. I just didnít think it balanced out well with the rest of the brew. An OK pale ale, but Iíd have others first, for sure.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2005
Very easy to drink and would like to get again for a session maybe. However a slight ice tea taste makes this not great.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ughsmash (7175) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2005
Clear darker golden pour with a solid layer of off-white head. Nice intricate lacing as it went down. Nose picked up some sweetness from caramel malt as well as a subtle spice bouquet and some floral hops. Flavor found all that the aroma had to offer. Somewhat dry and slightly oily on the palate with a medium-lasting citrus hop finish. Tasty little ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AmEricanbrew (5901) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 17, 2005
on tap. Clear amber. beautiful spiced,earthy sweet smell. light bodied with a watery mouthfeel. Mild , but decent malty grainy taste. Very easy drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
twindadplus2 (598) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2005
Bottle. Nice brownish amber color with a small foamy head. Lots of spicy, fruity hops in the aroma (apples and pears) and a bit of sweet malt in the background. Flavors of spiced apples, plums and grassy hops. Bitter, spicy finish with a tease of sweet caramel malt. Good body and light carbonation. My first goose island beer and I liked it..

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
delmecum (87) - Western Illinois, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2005
Had 2 with lunch today. 90+ degrees and it went down geat. Not overwhelming while having enough of a taste to make you want another swallow. At only $3 a bottle in a "nice" bar, a real pleasure of a beer to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MIBRomeo (2564) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2005
god do I hate it when my ratings donít save and I have to retype shit This was a good summer beer lots of hop in the aroma avg palate and a nice spicy bitter light malt flavor. a solid brew went well on a 90 degree day.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2005
The new bottle says it is more of an english pale ale or bitter. Pours a light copper with a medium fluffy white head. Aroma is earthy, woodsy and a bit grassy. Flavor also has those english style hops with lots of earthiness and some spice along with a hint of harsh smokey hops. Light malt backbone. Finish is moderately bitter and very clean.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
heapshake (4) - Missouri, USA - AUG 6, 2005 does not count
Bottle: A nice pale ale. A nice amber color with a quickly disappearing head. Has a somewhat fruity aroma and a smooth hoppy tase.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JFGrind (1857) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Second best known beer in Chicago (behind Old Style, of course). For an American Pale Ale brewed for the masses, its a well crafted beer. I hope someday this beer will be widely available outside the Midwest. If distributed nationwide I believe Honkers Ale could be successful as SNPA.


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