igniztion (313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 355ml. Pours clear copper with white head. Aroma is caramel, citric fruits, malt. Lifht sweet, medium bitter. Medium body, thin to oily, average carbonation. Good stuff.
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a ruby red with a thick egg shell colored head. Aroma is caramel, spruce, citrus, bread, and floral. Taste is lemon, ginger, caramel, citrus, caramel, bread, and cereal. Overall not bad not great but easily drinkable.
WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Easy to drink, not exactly a risky beer. Not as hoppy as a true pale, but still has some bite. Living in the Chi I will obviously drink more, but I wont be going out of my way for it.
bbrock81 (310) - Le Mars, Iowa, USA - NOV 13, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2005 Aroma is light but balanced, with a general maltiness (nothing specific jumps out) and a slight pine needle hint to the hops. The appearance is very nice, a rich red-amber with a light white head. The flavor is just like the aroma, balanced but bland, with that pine-needley taste coming through again. The palate is fine, medium feel, medium carbonation. The problem is the same finish Goose Islandís IPA has - a nasty, bitter aftertaste that lasts for ages. Iím pretty sure itís their hops - this beer is just not as good as other regional craft brews.
1010 (309) - Midlothian, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a golden color with a nice white head. has a spicy hoppy smell and taste. A solid beer that goes down smooth.
bconch (308) - - MAR 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper pour with a sweet nose of caramel and malt. Bitter taste that transitions to that malt sweetness at end. Easy drinking.
stephen (308) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty standard pale ale. Some bottles are clearly better than others and when fresh on draft, this beer is great. Citrusy and crisp. Could use a little more hops and malt. Hit or miss - sometimes tastes liek iced tea.
AOF (306) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - APR 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium bodied english ale, orangy caramel in color. Not my favorite style, for no particular reason. Just seems kind of boring. Highly drinkable but just average all around.
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very bitter and citrusy. I really like this beer with spicy foods as well as pizza. Honkerís Ale was one of the first "craft" beers I had ever tried, so it was a bit to get used to coming from a Miller Lite upbringing. Iíve stuck with it as Iíve grown as a beer lover, and Iím glad I have. Itís now one of my favorite everyday beers; good quality and taste for a decent price. It may be considered overrated by some, but this ESB/APA has a very underrated ability of expanding the palates of those who are uninitiated to good beer.
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours copper into a pint glass with a thin white head. Honkers has moderate hop aroma, pine and citrus stands out. The flavor is mild, nuttiness up front with hop bitterness to finish. Flavorful and drinkable.