Hank is Wiser Brewery Reviews


jrodooo5
Hank is Wiser Cherry Poppiní Pale 3
Not a bad fruit & has a nice mouthfeel. I like the soft palate & the subtleness of the cherry. Drinkable.
Friday, July 31, 2015

jrodooo5
Hank is Wiser Blueberry Blastiní Pale Ale 2.5
Plain & boring pour - no head or acing. Aroma is too weak w/ just a subtle hint of blueberry. Taste is predominately blueberry but still rather uninteresting.
Friday, July 31, 2015

jrodooo5
Hank is Wiser Krippled Kangaroo IPA 3.4
Bitter & fairly dry ipa! Pretty cloudy copper pour w/ lots of lacing. Quite bitter throughout & finishes fairly clean. Not bad!
Friday, July 31, 2015

jrodooo5
Hank is Wiser Wedlock Pale Ale 2.8
Bland pale. Ok pour & aroma. Light & uneventful for a pale. Ok at best!
Friday, July 31, 2015

jmikolich
Hank is Wiser Dry Hopped Pale Ale 3.1
Tap at the brewpub, a solid beer, but again missing the bright hops I want to see, really drinkable and definitely able to be sold for mass markets.
Monday, April 29, 2013

jmikolich
Hank is Wiser Hanks English Bitter 2.8
Having had a proper bitter in the UK, this one is tough to replicate without using a cask, however its your basic toned down pale ale with good malt profile backing it up.
Monday, April 29, 2013

jmikolich
Hank is Wiser Wiseman Wheat 2.5
Tap at the brewery, this one needs some more flavor, it almost has a cereal type flavor going on which is okay but needs something, or maybe wheat beers have just bored me.
Monday, April 29, 2013

jmikolich
Hank is Wiser Wedlock Pale Ale 3
Tap at brewery.. I can see this being a necessity in the small town of cheney, not enough people will go for big hops, but also Cheney Light and Eh! are too light for some.. this one though needs a refresher with some bigger higher alpha hops.
Monday, April 29, 2013

jmikolich
Hank is Wiser Bourbon Oak Aged Wounded Wabbit 3.5
Tap at HWB, Iím always skeptical of Oak/Bourbon aged IIPAís and this is no exception the aging makes the hops which I crave fade and the stickyness go way up, this one has lots of flavor but the sweetness of the barrel makes it nearly cloying.
Monday, April 29, 2013

jmikolich
Hank is Wiser V Stout 3.8
So good I drank multiple samples, this is a vanilla stout... its got that sweet front and roasted dark back. Not sure if the base beer is Macho Man or the porter, but if you want to know how its made, be sure to ask Steve. Its quite a creative way to make a darn drinkable stout.
Monday, April 29, 2013

jmikolich
Hank is Wiser Macho Man Imperial Stout 3.3
an imperial stout brewed at HWB, big stout brewed in little batches, but I feel like it needs something.. oh yeah, it needs sumatra added to become Mocha Man!!!!
Monday, April 29, 2013

jmikolich
Hank is Wiser Eh! Canadian Lager 3.2
Tap at brewery, a clean crisp pale lager. not a lot of flavor not a lot of color, but this is what sells in small town kansas and at a modest 3.75 a pint who can argue.
Monday, April 29, 2013

jmikolich
Hank is Wiser Porter Potty Porter 3.2
Tap at HWB, surprisingly subtle for a 5% porter, the nuances of roast and sweetness are well done, clean finish. a solid beer.
Monday, April 29, 2013

jmikolich
Hank is Wiser Sanford & Son Stout 3.4
Smooth easy drinking beer just like everyone at HIW brewery, really love this place and canít wait to come back and try and many other offerings as possible. clean and easy drinker
Friday, April 05, 2013

jmikolich
Hank is Wiser Krippled Kangaroo IPA 2.3
Tap at brewpub, full pint and this was actually the most disappointing beer I tried, it was slightly bitter, like old hops.. but a solid malt backbone, needs some brighter flavor
Friday, April 05, 2013

jmikolich
Hank is Wiser Mocha Man Stout 4.4
Tap sample from Steve, This is seriously awesome stuff made with Starbucks Sumatra, the coffee really stands up to the beer, whatever the abv content the smooth beer mixed with the dark bitter coffee is awesome, Iím so jealous that this isnt going to be around by the time I get back to KS.. this beer deserves all the hype, oh wait there isnt any... still so awesome.
Friday, April 05, 2013

wnoble
Hank is Wiser Porter Potty Porter 3.3
Pours deep red and clear that comes off as black. Head is light tan and quickly fades to a ring. Nose is rich with chocolate, some coffee, bready malts, light caramels, and light flowery hops. Flavor is similarly chocolately, sweet bready flavors, roasted coffee, just a touch of some roasted acidity on the finish. Semi silky but a little on the side of watery texture. Moderate carbonation helps the mouthfeel. Overall flavorful and light enough to be drinkable and satisfying. The acrid roast malt finish and texture could be better but goo.
Thursday, March 07, 2013

deyholla
Hank is Wiser Blueberry Blastiní Pale Ale 3.4
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma is full of blueberry with a sweet grain backbone. Flavor is similarly full of sweet blue berry with a hint of flora and a backbone of sweet grains.
Saturday, February 23, 2013

deyholla
Hank is Wiser Sanford & Son Stout 3.2
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours near black with a brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has light roasted malts with a bit of licorice and sweet chocolate. Flavor has light roasted malts and chocolate with a hint of roasted malts in the finish.
Saturday, February 23, 2013

deyholla
Hank is Wiser Porter Potty Porter 3.3
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazy dark brown with a brown head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has sweet dark grains with a bit of sweet chocolate and a touch of roast. Flavor is similar with sweet dark grains backed by a bit of chocolate and roasted malts.
Saturday, February 23, 2013

deyholla
Hank is Wiser Krippled Kangaroo IPA 3.8
Sampled from the tap. Pours a clear amber with a near white head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has a nice earthy pine note with a bit of resin and a bread backbone. Flavor starts with pine and has a bit of grapefruit with a sweet bread backbone.
Saturday, February 23, 2013

deyholla
Hank is Wiser Eh! Canadian Lager 3
Sampled from the tap at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has sweet grains with a bit of grass and a touch of light fruit. Flavor starts similar with sweet grains and a bit of hay with some grass coming out in the finish.
Saturday, February 23, 2013

deyholla
Hank is Wiser Wiseman Wheat 2.7
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a near clear deep amber with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a sweet wheat note with a hint of light fruit. Flavor is a bit more mild with light wheat and just a bit of sweetness.
Saturday, February 23, 2013

deyholla
Hank is Wiser Wedlock Pale Ale 3
Sampled from the tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear deep gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of musty/earthy grains with a hint of earthy grassy hops. Flavor has a combination of sweet and earthy grains and just a bit of grassy hops.
Saturday, February 23, 2013

unclemike
Hank is Wiser Sanford & Son Stout 3.1
Roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head Sweet smoke and chocolate flavor Some bitterness to the finish, Nothing special, but itís solid.
Friday, November 18, 2011

unclemike
Hank is Wiser Porter Potty Porter 2.3
Well it is black in color but it is a watery looking black. Smell slight of toffee and coffee but it smell watered down. The taste the same, I hope I got a bad batch because it has potential but seems watered down
Friday, November 18, 2011

unclemike
Hank is Wiser Krippled Kangaroo IPA 2.9
Big tan bubbly tan head literally blew out the end of the bottle into my mug. Nice amber brown color. Mouth feel was on the watery side. Flavor was sweet caramel, malt & bitter floral hops. This is the least citrusy IPA that Iíve ever tasted... which was a good thing for me. Aftertaste was bittersweet wheat or some sort of grain.
Friday, November 18, 2011

unclemike
Hank is Wiser Eh! Canadian Lager 2.6
Pours a light golden color with a white head. Aroma is light of wheat, grassiness, and some slight floral hops. Flavor is a little stronger then I expected with wheat, grass, and floral hop
Friday, November 18, 2011

unclemike
Hank is Wiser Wiseman Wheat 2.6
Cloudy yellow, good head and lace, thin-bodied. Lemony nose and fruity taste, not as complex as some others but an okay beer. A bit of twang on the palate, finished pretty clean
Friday, November 18, 2011

unclemike
Hank is Wiser Wedlock Pale Ale 2.6
Golden color, small head. Lightly hopped, some maltyness, bitterness is sharp. Finish is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is slightly bitter
Friday, November 18, 2011

RobertDale
Hank is Wiser Wiseman Wheat 2.5
Sampled at brewpub. Light copper with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malt. Tastes of yeast and wheat with some honey. Pretty good.
Saturday, November 06, 2010

RobertDale
Hank is Wiser Wedlock Pale Ale 2.5
Sampled at brewpub. Comes a hazy yellow with an average white head. Aroma of citrus and hops. Taste is light and similar to aroma. Pretty good.
Saturday, November 06, 2010

RobertDale
Hank is Wiser Sanford & Son Stout 2.8
Sampled at the brewpub. Black with a tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Tastes sweet with the chocolate and coffee dominating. Decent.
Friday, November 05, 2010

RobertDale
Hank is Wiser Porter Potty Porter 2.9
Sampled at the brewpub. Dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Tastes of roasted malt, caramel and chocolate. On the sweet side. Pretty good.
Friday, November 05, 2010

VengefulOdin
Hank is Wiser Porter Potty Porter 3.5
Iíve been on somewhat of an epic journey this summer, making it a point to seek out and try the beers of the local brewpubs of Kansas. I got to Hankís a few weeks ago, and while I was disappointed at their lack of seasonals, I still thought enough of their beer to pick up a growler of their Porter. 64 ounce growler. Pours a very dark brown tinged with Ruby. This growler is bordering on old, having suffered a trip back in the heat and subjected to a little bit of time in my fridge. Very nice creamy tan head sits atop the beer. Aroma is rich and chocolatey. Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, almost creamy in constistency. Almost like a cream stout. Mild lacing as you continue drinking the beer. It would be interesting to have this served with nitrogen. The first thought when attempting to describe the taste is solid. Admittedly thereís some level of cardboard present this in the taste; I wouldnít mark this against the brewery but more against myself for not taking better care of the growler upon receipt. Otherwise, when drinking thereís a nice coffee note with some hints of toasty bread. Thereís also a very nice dark chocolate syrup finish that seems to be tinged with figs. I also pick up some faint citrus hop notes, notably orange. All of this together makes for a solidly constructed beer that neither disappoints nor wows. It aims to be a straightforward and somewhat easy drinking beer, and in that aspect it suceeds completely. Overall I was impressed with not just this beer, but all of the beers at Hanks, and Iím looking forward to making a return journey some time in the future.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010

KAggie97
Hank is Wiser Dry Hopped Pale Ale 3.1
Tap at brewpub.
Porus an average cheddar orange with an aroma of sweet bubble-gum hops. Notes of watermelon (really, watermelon) are dominant against a backdrop of sour citrus and faint pine. Average mouthfeel. More like a fruit beer than a pale.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

KAggie97
Hank is Wiser Cherry Poppiní Pale 3.7
Tap at brewpub.
Pours an average cheddar orange with a nice aroma of cherry candy. Flavor is light, sparkling cherry wasser mit gas. Tingly and pleasant on the tongue. Nice cherry backbone; very refreshing.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

KAggie97
Hank is Wiser Sanford & Son Stout 3.1
Tap at brewpub.
Pours a dark black with a nose of sweet chocolate, blueberry cocoa, and coffee. Flavor is cocoa and chocolate with a raspberry smoke finish. Average mouthfeel. Not bad; a little more depth and this would be fantastic.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

KAggie97
Hank is Wiser Wedlock Pale Ale 3
Tap at brewpub.
Pours a cheddar yellow with a nose of apple and hops. Flavor is subtle apple with a slight honey hops finish. Subtle and light on the tongue. Refreshing.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

KAggie97
Hank is Wiser Cheney American Light Ale 3.1
Tap at brewpub.
Pours a clear yellow with an aroma of light lemon hay. Flavor is a light, lemony hay and hops. Average mouthfeel. Not bad; quite pleasant.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

KAggie97
Hank is Wiser Cascade Cream 2.4
Tap at Midwest Brewfest, Wichita, KS.
Pours an average cheddar yellow with an aroma of smooth pine and sour grapefruit. More like a sweet IPA in the nose than a cream ale. Tastes like watered grass and grapefruit. Watery mouthfeel. Wasn’t horrible.

Monday, October 27, 2008

KAggie97
Hank is Wiser Eh! Canadian Lager 1.6
Tap at Midwest Brewfest, Wichita, KS.
Pours an average amber with a nose of sweet malt. Flavor is watery malt settled atop a watery base. I blame Canada for this stuff.

Monday, October 27, 2008

KAggie97
Hank is Wiser 200th Batch Barleywine 1.8
Tap at Midwest Brewfest, Wichita, KS.
Pours a deep brown with a faint raisin bread aroma. Tastes like plastic bread. Watery mouthfeel. Dangit, the people that work here- and especially Hank himself- are so nice and friendly but the beer is just, well, bad. I’d probably still go to the place just to keep them in business for being so enjoyable to talk to.

Monday, October 27, 2008

KAggie97
Hank is Wiser Porter Potty Porter 2.8
Tap at Midwest Brewfest, Wichita, KS.
Pours a deep black with a faint chocolate nose. Taste is sweet, smokey chocoate. Average mouthfeel. Not bad, but could be better.

Monday, October 27, 2008

KAggie97
Hank is Wiser Krippled Kangaroo IPA 1.4
Tap at Midwest Brewfest, Wichita, KS.
Pours deep cheddar amber with an aroma of watery grapefruit. Taste is sewer-grown hops. Watery mouthfeel. Stanky.

Monday, October 27, 2008

PhillyBeer2112
Hank is Wiser Dry Hopped Pale Ale 3.4
MWBF 2006: really nice big citric cascadey aroma, of course from the dry hopping. However, the malts were rather light, giving this a sort of hop juice character. More heft! Cloudy appearance.
Monday, October 23, 2006

PhillyBeer2112
Hank is Wiser Cherry Wheat 3.2
MWBF 2006. I was pleasantly surprised here. I tried it expecting the typical, a crappy overly sweet concoction, especially as I havenít been that impressed with their beers so far. Well to my surprise this is probably the best "cherry wheat" Iíve ever tried! It was a real homebrewerís attempt at the "style" and came across with integrity. It had a pleasing mild cherry aroma and flavor, mildly sweet with a light sourness that helped cut. Smooth and natural carbonation. Cloudy amber color.
Monday, October 23, 2006

PhillyBeer2112
Hank is Wiser Sanford & Son Stout 2.8
Near black but shows red at edges. Very faint aroma hints at roast, but the flavor goes down sweeter with alot of caramel-chocolate candy bar. Astringent and husky with an alcoholic, almost hot, finish.
Saturday, June 03, 2006

PhillyBeer2112
Hank is Wiser Porter Potty Porter 3.4
Reddish brown, with light effervescence, it almost looks flat, but enough to give it a soft palate. Mild chocolate nose. Richer malts, with caramel and chocolate, almost candyish in sweetness.
Saturday, June 03, 2006

PhillyBeer2112
Hank is Wiser Krippled Kangaroo IPA 2.6
Amber color with a thin ring of foam. Mild notes of peppery or resiny hops. Very husky and astringent malts accompanied by a nice resiny hop blast and medium bitter finish.
Saturday, June 03, 2006