Foxbush (1618) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2012 This was my first Honkers. I enjoyed two at the Filling Station in St Charles, IL. The ale had some spice to the nose. The color was an amber with a nice head. This is a great beer that can be enjoyed most any time. It lived up to the reputation. This was enjoyed at Gibsonís in Oak Brook on a trip to Chicago in June 2012. Top notch everyday beer. Medium body wiyh average carbonation. Smooth finish.
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - JUN 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Made a good appearance, poured a hazy orange hued tarnished copper with a foamy white head that settled into a thin lacing, fair amount of sticking, moderate carbonation overall.
Had a nose of citrus and woody hops with a toasted grainy maltiness.
A crisp, dry and smooth light bodied mouth feel, good drinkability.
Toasted grainy and bready with a citrus and woody hop taste, the hop bitterness are soft and smooth, a nice dry crispiness from the malts and a dry grainy and hoppy finish.
Another good brew from Goose Island, one of my favorite Great Lakes/Midwest brewers. Also, my bottle has a red label with the words "English Bitter" on it and I feel, personally, that this has more in common with a bitter than a APA. Best before date on the back label, 08/27/06.
blkitson (158) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Was a very smooth beer with no bitter after taste. It is rather malty but I would definitely drink it again.
Hangover (1100) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUN 10, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Chicago Bennigans. Nice dark copper pour with a somewhat thin tan head. Iím surprised this is an APA...I remember the heavy malt middle and finish. Very English. Very malty. I really liked it. Lots of wood/oak in the finish, which is nice and bitter. Iím a bit of a hop junkie, so I know this isnít anywhere near the top, but Iíll say itís one heckuva good accessible beer. If you live in the midwest lol.
T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - JUN 7, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Out of a bottle as part of a variety pack. Enjoyed this ale, thought it had a good taste and went down nice and easy.
Gr0ve (2177) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 7, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
1 pint draught, Gingerman NYC. Light amber. Rich hoppy aroma, perhaps a little swimming pool aroma; chlorine and all. Quite hoppy aftertaste. Pretty much an amber pale ale. High carbonation level.
DeppityBob (28) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flavorful but not overpowering, refreshing but not at all thin. A good "drinking beer."
waolsen (1375) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - MAY 31, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap. amber clear pour. thin soapy head. malts and hops in the aroma. very mild aroma. crisp barley, malts and hops on the palate.
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 355ml. Amber/copper beer, almost no head. Smells really nice hoppy, flowery, peachy and some caramel in the background. The flavours are not so pronounced hoppy, but it is there, more caramelish and malty like an english bitter, some sweetness too. More hoppy, bitter, long and fruity finish. Well balanced, good beer!
konair1 (66) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Copper amber color. Small lasting head. A great tofee and spicy hops flavor. A great Chicago beer.