TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2010 pours amber, orange, with a off white head witharomas of malts and hops with a taste of the same MaliMisho (215) - East Meadow, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2008
This if a very good beer, and is very popular in Chicago. I had it on tap and from a bottle and it is always good. beerlover420 (10) - cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2008
first i taste nothing not bad but bam lite pale ale then some dry hops maby some spices. smell is light i drank it out of a bottle so i did not see color. over all good.A++ DWestrick (804) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2008 amber/brown in color and easy to drink. goose island makes good beer - great hop/malt combination. blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 22, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2010 bottle poured a medium amber in color with good initial carbonation leaving a one finger head of white froth on the surface. aroma has sharp hops, peach sweetness, caramel malt, and a little must in a nice way. mouth feel is medium light but very smooth. flavor has less hops than the aroma led on, good malt balance, slides across the tongue really easy and finishes on the dry side with hops and reminds me of a frothy unsweetened iced tea. really nice drinker (i keep coming back to this) my second from this brewery and both have been good so far.
tclowans (19) - rolling meadows, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2008 good coper color. nice head that dissipates slowly. Flavors of bread, malt with a decent hit of hops. Not as hoppy as i like, but a good hop flavor. great easy to drink hoppy ale. pojo41 (315) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Bottle. Copper color with good white head and nice lacing on glass. Very nice aroma of malt, hops and biscuit. Flavor of biscuit, malt and a good bit of hop bitterness. Good mouthfeel. I thought this was an excellent beer. Loved the hoppiness. IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Decent ale with medium to low hoppiness. Poured medium dark golden with white head. Light citrus in aroma. Overal decent, ok, beer. Probably won’t buy again. BleacherBum (177) - Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Good for what it is, Honker’s Ale is a pleasing choice for when I’m really not sure what to drink: Head back to what got me in to craft beer and have something nice and simple with just a little character. A light spicy hop mixes with some bread and funk to create a subtle aroma. The taste was a nice, smooth malt tone with notes of light fruit, biscuit, yeast and soft carbonation. Good session beer. jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2008
Aroma was faint and kind of had the dull citrus if english hops, and a bit of malt on the end the had a sour character. the beer poured a dark gold heading towards amber, with a head the stayed on top and laced nicely. Flavor was a dry maltiness with dull earthy citrus hops, with a slight english yeast character. medium light palate very easy to drink. Overall and alright beer, but it lacked real character, nothing jumped out about it and told me that I needed to have another one, it was just rather dull.