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RATINGS: 1739   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2005 This pours a very nice brown with an orange hew with a fine white head that lasts and laces well. The nose is brown (if brown were a smell) and lightly hoppy. The mouthfeel is medium. The malts are very balanced with bittersweet hops, and the tastes are piney, orangish, and grassy. APAs are often overbearing and this one is not. It is a lesson in subtlety, though it could use some more flavor in the trailing end.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - SEP 6, 2004
Pours amber with a small head. Light hop and average malt flavor. Slight citrus taste. Nothing special, but better than your average bar offering.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog (5576) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2004
Orangish-amber with virtually no head to speak of, but fairly well carbonated. Sweet mandarin orange aroma. Sweet and citric at first gulp, with little power to back it up. Goes down far too easily.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfontain (790) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Amber beer with a small, white head; very little lacing; lots of tiny sediment. Big, caramel/toffee malt aroma with some nice dark-frutiness. Flavor is nondescriptly sweet, except for a light butteriness and toffee flavor; slight soapiness too (?); very lightly hopped. Good mouthfeel for the style; finish is extremely short, though. Overall, I like this; this is a nice, simple APA that doesn’t try to be pretentious; no overhopping, just a nice, all-around easy-drinking pale ale. I like it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Dakre gold with amber in color and white head. Spicey hoppy aroma with a malt to hop taste and a nice bitter aftertaste. Definately hops and lemon in the flavor. Another quality brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2004
5/20/04: Bottle.
Light, lemon-hopped nose with some malt and spice. Nice, full almond colored head. Brown-orange colored bodied with some lacing. Hops and malt to taste. Fairly balanced with a slight hop bite and a lasting bitter finish. Back in college this used to be one of my favorite beers.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2004
ON TAP - Maybe the keg was old, but this was a big disappointment. Not very "hoppy" and certainly not very "English-Style", it tasted like a regular macro despite being marketed and priced like a premium.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JonMoore (1840) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2004
Bottle from Safeway. Copper coloured, little head, slight lacing. Pretty good mouthfeel, average carbonation, nicely balanced between hops and malt. Not bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2004 Clear amber with a medium diminishing white head. Aroma of pine resin, caramel, grapefruit and bread. Medium watery body with lively carbonation. Flavor of pine, grapefruit, caramel, bread, and a hint fo spice. Fairly standard, drinkable. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2004
Amber color with white head...smelled hoppy bitter...nice balance hoppy malty body...bitter finish...not bad....


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