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RATINGS: 1758   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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TAR (2468) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Orangey gold. Sticky, mostly dense, ivory head. Fairly aromatic with peachy esters, sugared grapefruit, and toasted malts. Trace yeast, citrus rind, and nutty malt husks. Carbonation is creamy, but fairly loose. Modest collaboration of citrusy hops and nutty, toasted malts in the flavor. Sweet, sticky resin and peach fuzz briefly strengthen the body, but eventually succumb to the dryness. Brushing herbal hop aspects coarsen the slick juicy acidity, which lurks in the background and tingles the cheeks. Minimally spicy hops come through, late, gaining a hint of glazed malt sweetness stamped with their unmistakable glazy yeast house character. Dry, understated hop spiced finish with cedary malt tones tempering the dryness with afterthoughts of fresh crushed grain. Definitive session brew that really only needs a tad more body and malt depth to better withstand the acidity.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
whiterabbit81 (244) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Mmm...Poors medium brown with almost no head or lacing. Smells quite nice, with a nice hoppy aroma. Taste is mild and very well-balanced, and maybe a bit too sweet. Nice hop flavor, althought not too prounounced. Malty and citrusy. A good, easy to drink and straighforward beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - SEP 28, 2004
on draft: amber to red haze with a small tan head. immediate nose of cascade hops....mouth of the same with a slight crystal malt backbone. easy to drink and pretty good. no oustsanding flavors all slight and quiet. my bud friends could even handle it. must be pretty middle of the road if they can stomach it. needs a little push to make it worth talking about.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2004
Pours copper with a small short lasted white head. Mild citrus hop aroma, with biscuity toffee malts behind it. Medium-thin feel, a little watery. Rather bland in flavour. Sweet start, bland sweet finish. Not much hop flavour either. Boring!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cornfield (5465) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2004
This should be classified as a mild ale, and a "very" at that. Itís understandably all over this (Chicago) area, and could probably be called their flagship brew for its sales. Unfortunately, thatís also because they tamed the ale down in order to appeal to the predominance of pale lager drinkers in the area. A nice, mildy hopped citric aroma, but too dull of a taste with no excitement in the finish. A new sports bar drink.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mohawksin (187) - Nebraska, USA - SEP 14, 2004
Amber color with long lasting medium white head. Spicy on the nose, canít place the spice at this time. Nice blend of hops and malt flavors.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - SEP 14, 2004
12oz bottle BBD 013005 Amber hued, faint head. Malty, bready nose, hint of spicy hops. Biscuity, nutty malts dominate the light-bodied brew. Vanishes in the finish. Hops are subtle, too much so. An OK, but largely empty beer, more akin to a brown ale than an APA.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrHoppsworth (47) - USA - SEP 11, 2004
This one is ok as a session type brew,but hops are a litte too subdued for a APA IMO. Decent brew,and worth a try nonetheless.Just donít expect 3 floyds alpha pale ale,or SNPA hoppiness.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2004
Hazy amber with small head, fair lacing. Lots of hops, resiny, fruit with toffee in aroma with light yeast presence. Medium bodied with long bitter finish, tempered by pleasant maltiness.

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.


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