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Honker's Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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Honker's AleHonker's Ale

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BA SCORE
83
good

3,056 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 3,056
Reviews: 1,015
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 52
Gots: 189 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  4.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Golden sunset color, fruity hop aroma, biscuity malt flavor, soft body.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-08-2001)
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Schwegler

Nevada

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-31-2014 04:43:06 | More by Schwegler
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hopley

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-30-2014 23:05:55 | More by hopley
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freshwater_drum


3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-30-2014 00:49:34 | More by freshwater_drum
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Jon_Hendricks

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9%

Appearance: Deep golden color.

Overall: It comes up just short of great. This beer has a great flavor but doesn't offer up enough flavor. With that said, this is a very solid beer that will satisfy your craving. Very tasty. The price is also very good!

08-29-2014 16:04:53 | More by Jon_Hendricks
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j0hnc2468

New York

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

08-28-2014 23:06:06 | More by j0hnc2468
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KMitch

Alabama

3/5  rDev -18.3%

08-28-2014 01:47:58 | More by KMitch
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JuddandMorgan

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Wisconsin

08-28-2014 01:45:00 | More by JuddandMorgan
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malfunxion

New York

3/5  rDev -18.3%

08-27-2014 15:24:35 | More by malfunxion
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kotzbauerm

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-27-2014 00:53:11 | More by kotzbauerm
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ronricorossi

California

3/5  rDev -18.3%

08-27-2014 00:37:30 | More by ronricorossi
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Ruprecht69


4/5  rDev +9%

08-27-2014 00:25:50 | More by Ruprecht69
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Gc62891


3.76/5  rDev +2.5%

08-27-2014 00:23:33 | More by Gc62891
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Megistos

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-26-2014 03:33:13 | More by Megistos
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RummyRedbeard

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-26-2014 01:45:32 | More by RummyRedbeard
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JonW999

United Kingdom (England)

1/5  rDev -72.8%

08-25-2014 21:00:57 | More by JonW999
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AtrumAnimus

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

This one pours a semi-cloudy gold with orange tint that has a slightly off white head that is thick, long lived and leaves moderate lacing down the glass.

The nose is weak but has a sweet malt bed that has a mild tinge of hops. Not much else there.

The taste is adequate, with a more fruity malt flavor and subtle hops that have earthy tones.

The mouthfeel is a bit watery for this style.

Overall it is drinkable, but not great. Drinkable but not memorable.

08-25-2014 20:57:11 | More by AtrumAnimus
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clarkesanders


3.76/5  rDev +2.5%

08-25-2014 03:20:39 | More by clarkesanders
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StArnoldFan

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

08-25-2014 01:29:46 | More by StArnoldFan
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sjones5045

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

08-24-2014 19:55:42 | More by sjones5045
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offthelevel_bytheplumb

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +6.3%

Appearance: Pours a clear, deep golden color with a creamy, white, two finger head that
dissipates slowly into a cap and leaves a decent amount of lacing.

Aroma: Citrusy hops dominate in the nose, but it is far from overpowering. Backing up the
citrus is a touch of burnt caramel and buttery biscuits.

Taste: Very hop forward, but the malts do make more of an appearance as you get to the 3rd
one. Even then, the hop flavors are at the forefront of this beer.

Palate: The body of this beer is on the lighter side, and the carbonation level is about average.
The aftertaste is bitter, with lemon zest and bitter grapefruit shining through without
overpowering. Very easy to down a sixer!

Overall: It comes up short of great. My main critique of this bad boy is that the malts don't
offer up enough flavor and aroma to balance out the hops. With that said, I do get in the mood
to pick up a 12 pack of this quite often because it will satisfy your craving for a hop forward
beer because the hop flavors are very tasty. The price is also a big plus!

08-24-2014 16:10:18 | More by offthelevel_bytheplumb
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fthegiants

California

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

08-23-2014 23:18:07 | More by fthegiants
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rlovitt

New Jersey

4.36/5  rDev +18.8%

08-23-2014 23:16:18 | More by rlovitt
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -18.3%

08-23-2014 01:41:29 | More by jaswilson2
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ryanjtravis

Massachusetts

3.01/5  rDev -18%

08-23-2014 01:00:20 | More by ryanjtravis
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CSO

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-22-2014 05:40:54 | More by CSO
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Honker's Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,056 ratings.