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RATINGS: 2035   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   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.

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3.2
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2007
I’ve had this beer before on several occasions, and think it is decent and well-balanced. However, there is nothing really outstanding I can say about it. Altogether, a pleasant but not memorable beer. It poured a copper read color and is slightly hazy. Head formation was pretty decent. Aroma was very malty. Taste-wise, although this beer is categorized as a bitter here, I was under the impression from previous tries that it was an IPA. It is not very hoppy for an IPA, but the hop and malt is well balanced...so I would say this is way insufficiently hopped to be an IPA, but rather hoppy for a bitter. Drinkability and mouthfeel were decent but not outstanding.

3.2
Sombeast (151) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2007
Served on tap at The Gathering. Clear dark amber with a respectable white head. Aroma was pleasing but difficult to characterize in this environment. Medium-light bodied, mild bitterness, dominated by a pleasant hop flavor. Drinkable session-oriented APA, one of the best in a sketchy selection.

2.8
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2007
clear orange with a nice lasting white head. faint toasted orange aroma. spicy hops balance to the sweet nutty toffee flavor. slightly bitter nutty toffee finish. a bit thin and fizzy. decent drinkable beer.

3.2
RoyceH (1200) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - JAN 7, 2007
Bottle, Cellar Bar, St Andrews. Very vigourous bubbles, a little sediment supported in the glass. Thin off-white head. Aroma is fizzy fruit and hops, some malt there too. Mouthful is little coating due to the bottle-conditioned nature, but sweet, some bitternesss. Smooth. Alright, but a little too carbonated.

3.2
kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 7, 2007
Slight above average session beer. Nothing incredibly special and nothing really negative going on here either. Mild hop presence mild malt presence.

3.2
ogglethorp (919) - Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2007
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a smallish white head. Aroma is light, citrus, bread, malt. Flavor is citrus, toasted malt, biscuit. Palate is medium-light, medium carbonation, mild bitter finish. Not bad.

2.9
joefflin (68) - USA - JAN 4, 2007
A pretty average beer for Goose Island. Pours amber with a white head. Citrus and malts. A good alternate beer to go out and drink with, but nothing that is completely remarkable. Decent.

3.4
illinismitty (2377) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2007 Bottle. I drank this all of the time when I lived in Chicago, because you could always find this at BMC bars. I come to find that I have not rated it! Pours a translucent amber with an off white head. Aroma of toffee and citrus. Very light mouthfeel. Flavor of caramel, toasted malt, and orange. Transitions to a spicy hop finish, with some lingering strong tea flavors. Nice hop profile for a pale ale, but maybe just a tad on the watery side. This is sort of a british/ american hybrid pale ale.. A good session beer.

3.2
Rictus (126) - Dothan, Alabama, USA - JAN 2, 2007
It’s dark copper/brown. Very pretty, like the color of clay only much darker. The aroma has something floralesque to it. I don’t know if you would use the terminology floral but it is kinda. I like the smell personally. It’s definitely got some mild hop bitterness. It’s got a laid back flavor and a lightly bubbly mouthfeel. It’s not watery but at the same time it’s not jaggermeister.

3.4
Airlifter (134) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - DEC 31, 2006
Amber color with a little head that lasts several minutes. Not much aroma. Nice flavor. Mildly hoppy with a little malt. Slightly bitter aftertaste; just a hint of metal. Very good.


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