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RATINGS: 1872   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - MAY 7, 2005
Bottle from a summer pack of goose island beers. Best by 10/05. Pours an orangish copper. Smells of malted grain and “band-aid”? The flavor was generally mild and malty. Not too many descriptors needed for this one. I also detected some sort of unpleasant taste deep down in this one (also noted in after taste). Stale and/or band-aid (kept coming to mind). The body was smooth with a bit of an astringent finish. Nothing too great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
brewrater (92) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2005
Alefest ’05 - Standard issue. Grainy flavor in an otherwise melancholy blandness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2005
UPDATED: APR 30, 2005 Pours copper. Hop and Lemon aroma. Could taste the hops upfront, but the malt takes over quickly and makes this a very tastable and drinkable brew. I recommend. Very drinkable, Nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2005
Hop and citrus aroma. Hops to start but didn’t get any malt because the lemon flavor was a bit overpowering. After a few sips my tastebuds readjusted and it wasn’t bad. Could just use a bit more hops. Lips were smacking at the end from the lemon still.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - APR 13, 2005
Bottle. Amber color. Dry mouthfeel. Hoppy with notes of orange and straw, also some caramel malt. Sligtly bitter and acidic. Tasty and quite enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2005 Solid Pale Ale. Bumping aroma and palate up a notch and flavor and overall up two notches based on bottles enjoyed after the original rating, which was on tap. Nevertheless, the original review...On tap at the brewery. Color is yellow-orange with not much for aroma - maybe some sweet honey and apple butter. Flavor is souring, reminiscent of a more lemony-take on their IPA. Body is semi-smooth and predictable for a less-aggressive pale ale. Vinegar like acidic tendencies; hops are out of whack. Finish is souring and bready, like sourdough bread. A little disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (30411) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 9, 2005
A hazy amber beer with a small white head. The aroma is sweet with notes of caramel and peach as well as light hints of alcohol. The flavor is malty with light notes of oranges and straw, while the body is thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2441) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2006 Decent sized white head. Creamy on top. Reduces slowly with good carbonation. Nice hoppy aroma of citrus (oranges and grapefruit). Color is a dark amber. Crisp and citrusy flavor. Dry with a little bit of roasted malt for flavor and color. Little bit of rye in there also. Finish is dry and very crisp. Leaves the tongue prickeled and asking for more. A good pale ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 2, 2005
clear dark golden w/ a medum white head, this is a nice middle of the road beer. The hops are mild, but present.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 27, 2005
draft. nice orange color, hoppy citrus aroma, sweet-light malty taste with a grapefruit oily hop finish. Good and refreshing.

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