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RATINGS: 1981   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2006
A clean, but roundly hoppy ale. no question this is well balanced. This is a great gateway beer, as it is widely available in even the worst bars in Chicago.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OHJoel (9) - BG, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2006 does not count
A nice pale ale, one that I found to be quite similar to say, Sierra Nevada (although not quite as good). Hazy orange color with almost no head, it goes down easy but doesn’t sacrifice the nice bitter taste. Bought at Stimmel’s Market, Bowling Green, OH

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 11, 2006
clear amber body with no head.caramel and nuts make up the aroma.flavor is much of the same with a small hop finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2006
Bottle. Pours a foggy copper body with a small creamy white head. The aroma is somewhat nutty with vague maltiness and generally lacking in substantive hop profile. Watery palate with some faint spicy hops and lots of bread. Not really what I’m going for when it comes to APA’s - I almost found this to be more of a Brown or something to that effect. Purchased at World Market in Ann Arbor during the month of July in 2006.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 7, 2006
Best when consumed by 120306. Pours a Clear copper orange with a small fading yellow white head. Aroma is of lightly citrusy, earthy, and spicy hops. Light caramel and biscuity malts. Flavor is more malty than hoppy, a bit thin on the palate. Moderate carbonation, no lacing. Listed as an APA and labeled as a bitter, I think this is more like a bitter myself--it just has the English taste to it. Not bad, but not Goose Island’s best, either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2006
Decent but basic, and probably not something I would pick up again. Very much on the malty side, but does has a light bit of floral hoppiness, but comes across as almost perfumey. Light, but well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pilsnerrogge (2800) - Finspång, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2006
[Bottle] Amber coloured with a fine head. Peculiar aroma of fresh wet snuff and hops. Fruity apricot flavour, hoppy bitterness. A bit thin maybe.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 3, 2006
Pours a hazy orange with a small head. Pretty nice lacing. Aroma is of mild citrus and floral notes. The flavor seems to have a little of everything. Malt, hops, citrus.... Very very nice ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5790) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2006
Pours clear medium dark orange with a moderate sized white head that gives nice lacing. Aromas is very balanced with semi-sweet malt and perfumey / floral hops. Medium bodied with fairly fizzy carbonation. Starts lightly sweet malt with spicy hops. The spicy hops become more dominant in the finish. Sharp and crisp beer, nicely done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (16116) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 29, 2006
Bottled. Deep honey golden, small white head. Bready malty aroma. Bready, hoppy, lingering aftertaste. Very standard APA - balanced and drinkable one anyhow.

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