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RATINGS: 2055   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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3.6
grimreeser (797) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 20, 2006
Pours a nice amber color with medium head and a little bit of lacing. A mix of flowery hops and caramel malt in the aroma. The malt flavor comes out when I take a drink. Easy drinking, nice on the palate.

3.6
UnsofistaCat (241) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2006
Damn smooth pale ale. Orange in color. I drank these while fishing on the boat. damn tastey, but I was mostly concentrating on catching walleye.

3.6
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2006
Bottled. Dark golden in colour with a medium sized white head. Very nice aroma. Both malty and hoppy and notes of flowers. Well balanced sweetness and good mouthfeel.

3.1
jercraigs (10365) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2014 2013-12-14. No notes. Okay, relatively malt forward 3.2 overall. Bottle sample at Abraxas, Miami

2006-07-XX. Amber brown with a fingers worth of fluffy white head. Light sweet toasty malt aroma. Mild bitterness and toasty malt. Average palate. Nothing special but enjoyable. Bottle

3.7
BuckeyeBoy (7663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 14, 2006
12 oz Bottle Pours out a dark amber with a light tan head. a nice tart bit and great aroma.

3.1
linc33 (184) - Albany, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2006
Bottle at Galileo Cafe, O’Hare Airport, Chicago. Hops and spiciness apparent. Definite notes of black pepper. Akin to Sam Adams in flavour but not mouthfeel. Short, easy finish - great alternative to all the macro crap available at the airport if you’re passing through.

2.9
donvitozou (141) - memphis, Tennessee, USA - JUN 29, 2006
from 12oz bottle. not a bad pale ale. nothing really special either. poured a clear dark yellow with a bit of head. nice spicy smell and clean finish.

4.1
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2006
English style? Well, not really. This was a lot better than the average sessioner in my pub here in the English Midlands. Clear amber with a small head. The aroma was very special. Just can’t put it into words. Less of the sweetness and sourness than a bitter, and a sharper, spicier hop taste. Might get a few more of these.

3.1
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Clear and shiny light orange pour with a thin but very persistent cap of butter colored head. Aromas of oranges, candy, and a slight yeasty/Belgian funk, tart and estery. The tartness in the aroma makes it into the flavor, especially noticable on the roof of my mouth. Pleasantly bitter, balananced with a touch of sweetness. A little bit thin. A different sort of APA, but no really shining attributes, and not as clean as I expect for the style.

3.2
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2006
Very bitter and citrusy. I really like this beer with spicy foods as well as pizza. Honker’s Ale was one of the first "craft" beers I had ever tried, so it was a bit to get used to coming from a Miller Lite upbringing. I’ve stuck with it as I’ve grown as a beer lover, and I’m glad I have. It’s now one of my favorite everyday beers; good quality and taste for a decent price. It may be considered overrated by some, but this ESB/APA has a very underrated ability of expanding the palates of those who are uninitiated to good beer.


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