punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - SEP 8, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The bartender in Chicago described this brew as "one of [his] staple ales." I wasnít too impressed, however. The hops was a bit overly bitter. Donít get me wrong--I like bitter if itís done right. I just didnít think it balanced out well with the rest of the brew. An OK pale ale, but Iíd have others first, for sure.
DonMagi (5594) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very easy to drink and would like to get again for a session maybe. However a slight ice tea taste makes this not great.
Ughsmash (7507) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear darker golden pour with a solid layer of off-white head. Nice intricate lacing as it went down. Nose picked up some sweetness from caramel malt as well as a subtle spice bouquet and some floral hops. Flavor found all that the aroma had to offer. Somewhat dry and slightly oily on the palate with a medium-lasting citrus hop finish. Tasty little ale.
AmEricanbrew (6656) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 17, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap. Clear amber. beautiful spiced,earthy sweet smell. light bodied with a watery mouthfeel. Mild , but decent malty grainy taste. Very easy drinking.
twindadplus2 (662) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Nice brownish amber color with a small foamy head. Lots of spicy, fruity hops in the aroma (apples and pears) and a bit of sweet malt in the background. Flavors of spiced apples, plums and grassy hops. Bitter, spicy finish with a tease of sweet caramel malt. Good body and light carbonation. My first goose island beer and I liked it..
delmecum (87) - Western Illinois, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had 2 with lunch today. 90+ degrees and it went down geat. Not overwhelming while having enough of a taste to make you want another swallow. At only $3 a bottle in a "nice" bar, a real pleasure of a beer to drink.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
god do I hate it when my ratings donít save and I have to retype shit
This was a good summer beer lots of hop in the aroma avg palate and a nice spicy bitter light malt flavor. a solid brew went well on a 90 degree day.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The new bottle says it is more of an english pale ale or bitter. Pours a light copper with a medium fluffy white head. Aroma is earthy, woodsy and a bit grassy. Flavor also has those english style hops with lots of earthiness and some spice along with a hint of harsh smokey hops. Light malt backbone. Finish is moderately bitter and very clean.
heapshake (4) - Missouri, USA - AUG 6, 2005 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: A nice pale ale. A nice amber color with a quickly disappearing head. Has a somewhat fruity aroma and a smooth hoppy tase.
JFGrind (1987) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Second best known beer in Chicago (behind Old Style, of course). For an American Pale Ale brewed for the masses, its a well crafted beer. I hope someday this beer will be widely available outside the Midwest. If distributed nationwide I believe Honkers Ale could be successful as SNPA.