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RATINGS: 1949   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
THE BEER BARON (275) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 27, 2001
A good Pale Ale. I am not a fan of this style, but I find this beer very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - MAR 24, 2004
Sweet, gentle hoppy aroma. Pale amber color with a rocky one inch white head. Grapefruit hop flavor, but very low bitterness compared to other big APA's. Nice, sweet, easy drinking pale ale with an American Pale hop flavor and an English Pale bitterness. Mind-numbingly easy drinking beer which I think is the standard for an American session ale. Go get some. Those of you reporting no head from this beer, rinse your glassware and let this one sit outside of the fridge for a while.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2006
Bottled. Deep golden, malty nose and finish. Medium head. Clean and easy drinking.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Satyroneto (270) - BRAZIL - OCT 1, 2015
Cor âmbar claro com tons dourados, cristalina e brilhante; espuma levemente bege de média formação e persistência de um anel com fina camada; lacing razoável. Aroma de caramelo e leve frutado. Sabor inicial de caramelo com final amargo refrescante e um pouco picante; retrogosto mentolado e adstringente leves. Corpo médio e média carbonatação. Alta drinkability.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jikvig (269) - NORWAY - APR 15, 2011
Low, white foam on top of a cobber red ale. Aroma of sour malt, some hop and some orange. Flavour of malt and sitrus, with a pleasant bitternes in the back. Medium body, okey lenght, everything is very balanced. Summary: A decent ale, but nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robloc303 (268) - Erie, Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2013
Pours reddish amber with great head. Nose has mild malts, some dark fruits, plum, cherries and grapes. Very light in body, with taste of juicy red grapes. A slight bitterness on the finish. Good beer.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bipolar1 (268) - Hancock, Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2001
UPDATED: APR 5, 2005 It seems Goose Island beers fall a little short, as compared to say, New Holland Brewing. Finishes with a grapefruit-like citrus hop flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dins (266) - Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2002
Nice hoppy light ale. Dry finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
AAEA (265) - California, USA - AUG 15, 2014
12 FL OZ ($4.00) had this at a local bar. not bad good but far from special. In my opinion when there are lots of better choices to be made.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
popephred (264) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Produced a clear ale with an amber-orange body with no head (perhaps because of my pour and the cold temperature of the beer.) The aroma was a clean, crisp hops. First taste provided medium to heavy bitterness which lingered throughout the tasting. The overall body of the ale was clean, medium bodied with a bitter, metallic aftertaste which diminished quickly. The "rich malt middle" provided in the commercial deScription was not evident, though I have found that a pale ale’s malt notes develop as it reaches room temperature.


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