grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice amber color with medium head and a little bit of lacing. A mix of flowery hops and caramel malt in the aroma. The malt flavor comes out when I take a drink. Easy drinking, nice on the palate.
UnsofistaCat (240) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Damn smooth pale ale. Orange in color. I drank these while fishing on the boat. damn tastey, but I was mostly concentrating on catching walleye.
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Dark golden in colour with a medium sized white head. Very nice aroma. Both malty and hoppy and notes of flowers. Well balanced sweetness and good mouthfeel.
jercraigs (9498) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2014 2013-12-14. No notes. Okay, relatively malt forward 3.2 overall. Bottle sample at Abraxas, Miami
2006-07-XX. Amber brown with a fingers worth of fluffy white head. Light sweet toasty malt aroma. Mild bitterness and toasty malt. Average palate. Nothing special but enjoyable. Bottle
BuckeyeBoy (5495) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz Bottle Pours out a dark amber with a light tan head. a nice tart bit and great aroma.
linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Galileo Cafe, OíHare Airport, Chicago. Hops and spiciness apparent. Definite notes of black pepper. Akin to Sam Adams in flavour but not mouthfeel. Short, easy finish - great alternative to all the macro crap available at the airport if youíre passing through.
donvitozou (141) - memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUN 29, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
from 12oz bottle. not a bad pale ale. nothing really special either. poured a clear dark yellow with a bit of head. nice spicy smell and clean finish.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
English style? Well, not really. This was a lot better than the average sessioner in my pub here in the English Midlands. Clear amber with a small head. The aroma was very special. Just canít put it into words. Less of the sweetness and sourness than a bitter, and a sharper, spicier hop taste. Might get a few more of these.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUN 26, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear and shiny light orange pour with a thin but very persistent cap of butter colored head. Aromas of oranges, candy, and a slight yeasty/Belgian funk, tart and estery. The tartness in the aroma makes it into the flavor, especially noticable on the roof of my mouth. Pleasantly bitter, balananced with a touch of sweetness. A little bit thin. A different sort of APA, but no really shining attributes, and not as clean as I expect for the style.
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very bitter and citrusy. I really like this beer with spicy foods as well as pizza. Honkerís Ale was one of the first "craft" beers I had ever tried, so it was a bit to get used to coming from a Miller Lite upbringing. Iíve stuck with it as Iíve grown as a beer lover, and Iím glad I have. Itís now one of my favorite everyday beers; good quality and taste for a decent price. It may be considered overrated by some, but this ESB/APA has a very underrated ability of expanding the palates of those who are uninitiated to good beer.