Chitown440 (15) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2007
4.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A nice Tasty Easy drinking beer that does,nt fill you up!!! I almost always have a 12pack of Honker,s ale sitting next to the milk and eggs.
Thure (152) - DENMARK - FEB 28, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Evaluated up against the BJCP.org #14A.
Brilliant clear amber to copper colour with a tan head. Moderate spicy hop Aroma with some maltiness.Medium mouthfeel with some nice sparkling carbonation. The flavor is pleasently hoppy with some nice suttle bitterness at the end. There is a somewhat anonymous malt backbone, but it does support the hops of the beer well. There are some toasted caramel compounds in the flavor and aftertaste.
Overall an over averages example of an English Pale Ale. Well brewed and balanced, but lacking a bit in the maltiness.
TGL0782 (15) - Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance- Nice amber hue
Aroma- floral hops, caramel sweetness and a little citrus.
Taste- pleasant hop crispness upfront with just a little caramel sweetness following. Not much of a finish and the flavor could be a little bolder for my tastes. But still very enjoyable.
Mouth-feel- Light bodied.
tommygunn (1) - marinette, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
l, orange, amber, lightly bitter, light body, lively, bitter, delicious compliment to buffalo wings
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUN 16, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the better beers, although not as good as Sierra Nevada or Boulevard.
mnurda (1117) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 12, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
3.23 average. This is crazy. What a great taste, colour, and carbonation. Man I wished I lived in Chicago.
railcat1 (685) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2006
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2007 good beer and not to strong excellant to drink anytime perfect smooth taste CHEERS
jenweger (3) - USA - JAN 16, 2010 does not count
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
English style meets APA in almost perfection. Goose Island never disapoints.
sbanach (222) - Alabama, USA - MAY 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Clybourn goose island brewpub. Wow, this was an excellent APA. The hops and malt was very balanced. Aroma is faint grapefruit, semi sweet, and hoppy. Color is amber. Taste is semi sweet, citrus hops, malty, and caramel taste. Finish is crisp, clean, and not lingering. A must try. A. This would be great with a burger, steak, or pork chops.
BeerKurve (491) - - MAR 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear Dark Orange with a bunch of carbonation going on. Flavor consists of bread, yeasts and slight floral hops, not very complex but it tastes awesome. Feels nice and crisp on the palate. It’s a good beer to drink for any occasion, and sort of like the description says: You’ll look forward it to time and again!