Honker's Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.
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Ratings: 3,053 | Reviews: 1,015 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
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
Honker's Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
83 out of 100 based on 3,053 ratings.