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RATINGS: 1917   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YnotABeer (96) - Missouri, USA - AUG 10, 2003
good on tap. nothing too memorable, but nice to the end. a little too much hop spicyness though. still a good choice since it's pretty common in the midwest.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2003
Chicago Airport August 4 2003: Am I rating the same beer here as everyone else? Well maybe the same as Crit but that is it. Very faintly hazy amber under a medium creamy yellow white head. One of the most unpleasant aromas I have ever sampled in a beer: stale cornmeal, old chicken manure and algal bloom aroma. Medium to light body. Poorly balanced lingering stale medium bitter with hint of malt start. Late mild stale bitter finish and aftertaste. Yuk!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dominion (78) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2003
Smooth drink one of the betters beers i have ever had. great anytime of the year

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 22, 2003
You know, it really frightens me when I can find something I like this much that comes from that Illnoise place, apart from that cute redhead I met at Summerfest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sethdude (705) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 21, 2003
poured copper/golden color, thin white head, good lace. smells nice and hoppy, grass and light citrus. flavor is predominently hoppy, with a bit of malt hiding beneath. these are wonderful hops, indeed. finishes nice and dry, bitter. excellent APA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Wilecat (66) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2003
A very good beer. Wonderful color, Goes down extremely smooth. A beer that I can drink quite a few of without getting bored of the flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (5325) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2006 Light brown. Lots of hops and a little fruit in the aroma. Flavor is pleasant but one dimensional with a weak hop flavor. I was thinking of a weak ipa while drinking this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2008 Fruity (pear?) aroma, also iron and wet clay, nice malt sweetness. Beautiful caramel + reddish color, very drinkable, nice ending bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2003
The flagship beer of Gosse Island. Amber hue with small head and little lacing, thin to medium-bodied. Hoppy nose of pine and grapefruit.Some sweet malt undertones. Taste is fruity hops with a malty smoothness, lighty bitter aftertaste. Dry and lively mouthfeel. Slighty metallic finish. A quaffable ale, almost a toned down IPA. Recommended.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TerryDick (5) - ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2003 does not count
(Bottled)Plenty of flavo(u)r but a lack of body let this beer down too hoppy for my taste far too much for an IPA

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