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RATINGS: 1694   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2002
I donít know if it was b/c I had just gotten done from a long night of moving or what- but I drank this one down really fast - it was smooth and very refreshing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 25, 2002
This one was a little disappointing to me because it was not too heavy in the hops department. I donít know if that is a regional thing (west coast APAs seem to have more bite) but this is still a well rounded and smooth offering from Goose Island.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - APR 22, 2002
Had one of these on draft to start the night off right yesterday at the Old Bag of Nails Pub in Upper Arlington. This brew pours a sparkling orange amber. The average creamy white head is mostly diminishing with good lacing. The faint flowery grapefruit nose never really comes alive as the brew warms. The spicy warm flavor is very good with a sweet grapefruit start and an average nutty bitter finish that has notes of raisin; balanced with moderate complexity. The smooth light soft body is a tad watery, but has good bite, and a very clean finish. Not the best APA Iíve had, but very good all the same.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
prpplague (247) - Euless, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2002
all i have to say is WOW, wonderful aroma, beautiful amber color, perfect balance of carbonation, sweetness and hops.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3337) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2002
This is a very crisp, clean tasting ale. It has a nice, fruity flavor balance with a good hoppy bitterness. It is good to see this good beer getting wider distribution.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
greystreet80 (191) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2002
A very good pale ale, one of the best out there. Itís that sweet lake michigan water that made milwaukee famous, except itís chicago.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
legion242 (2099) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2002
A nice dark goldenrod color; head was average; Malty nose. A very nice session beer that had the citrus notes that I find in Boulder Singletrack and the malty notes that I find in St Arnold Amber. Three or four of these would go down nicely without much thought.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nicbristol99 (44) - Des Plaines, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2002
Overall, pretty easy to drink. But I think it could use a bit more hops character. Being from the Chicago area, I think Goose Islandís products are a bit overrated in general.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2002
Fruity and a little bit of malt. I pick up some smoke in the finish. I like Bellís and 3Floyds much better though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
darkstarvn99 (5) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2002 does not count
I live in Chi-town for 5 years and if you ever happen to land in the windy city have yourself a chicago style deep dish slice a pizza on Sheffield near the Vic and one of these. Best local brew I ever had.


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