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RATINGS: 2044   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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3.3
jcr (2784) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2005
Understated hops lean this APA more toward sweet than bitter. Aroma of sweet malts, peach, sweet grapefruit. Flavors of sweet malts with some floral hops and hop bitterness. Medium, somewhat sticky body. Quite drinkable.

3.1
notalush (5955) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - OCT 1, 2005
A bit more like an unremarkable british bitter than an unremarkable pale ale, but it’s a mighty fine session ale - medium bready malt backbone and just a dash of spicy hops - good for gulping down with a burger at the pub.

2.9
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2005
An ok pale ale - a bit of a watery body, aroma of flowers. Flavor is slightly bitter, with a hint of spice and a clean finish.

2.6
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 28, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2005 I didn’t have a notepad with me, but I didn’t like this much. Not very good.

3.4
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2005
the description on the bottle says that this is an english bitter, but this website says it is an american pale ale.......whatever it is i liked it.......easy drinking moderately bitter well balanced......

3.2
punkeedo (499) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - SEP 8, 2005
The bartender in Chicago described this brew as "one of [his] staple ales." I wasn’t too impressed, however. The hops was a bit overly bitter. Don’t get me wrong--I like bitter if it’s done right. I just didn’t think it balanced out well with the rest of the brew. An OK pale ale, but I’d have others first, for sure.

3.2
DonMagi (5593) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2005
Very easy to drink and would like to get again for a session maybe. However a slight ice tea taste makes this not great.

3.7
Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2005
Clear darker golden pour with a solid layer of off-white head. Nice intricate lacing as it went down. Nose picked up some sweetness from caramel malt as well as a subtle spice bouquet and some floral hops. Flavor found all that the aroma had to offer. Somewhat dry and slightly oily on the palate with a medium-lasting citrus hop finish. Tasty little ale.

3
AmEricanbrew (7080) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 17, 2005
on tap. Clear amber. beautiful spiced,earthy sweet smell. light bodied with a watery mouthfeel. Mild , but decent malty grainy taste. Very easy drinking.

3.7
twindadplus2 (743) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2005
Bottle. Nice brownish amber color with a small foamy head. Lots of spicy, fruity hops in the aroma (apples and pears) and a bit of sweet malt in the background. Flavors of spiced apples, plums and grassy hops. Bitter, spicy finish with a tease of sweet caramel malt. Good body and light carbonation. My first goose island beer and I liked it..


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