Thomas Hooker Watermelon Ale - Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
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Reviews by KTCamm:
3.53/5 rDev +15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Not a winter beer for sure, but cleaning out the back of the fridge.
pours light orange copper with fizzy white foam that settles out. Punchy watermelon smell. Jolly rancher watermelon candy taste. Medium carbonation. The fruit taste is present throughout. Simple ale, dominated by that fruit flavor. Unique for sure, and not half bad for a novelty beer. But one is plenty.
Serving type: bottle
12-16-2012 15:44:14 | More by KTCamm
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3.68/5 rDev +20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Draft into a standard pint at Watkins Drinkery a month or so ago.
Looks like an adjunct lager with a bigger head. 3/5
Scent is of a watermelon Jolly Rancher. Oddly, I like it. 4/5
This is really refreshing. Watermelon is not overpowering, but it tastes especially "light" for an ale. 3.5/5
Thin but not too thin! Pretty refreshing overall, and I imagine it as either a perfect lawnmower beer or change of pace. 4/5
Personally, I found this better than my previous experiences with 21st Amendment's Hell or High Watermelon. 3.75/5
(Grammatically enhanced quick notes from Watkins Drinkery a while back)
Serving type: on-tap
05-03-2014 21:38:42 | More by ColdWaffles
3.61/5 rDev +18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
12 oz. bottle poured into a craft glass.
Appearance: Pours a hazy golden with a three-quarter-inch white head that swiftly recedes to film. Carbonation is heavy. No lacing at all. Looks like a lager or golden ale, with some wheat haziness.
Aroma: Hello, watermelon. This really, really smells like watermelon. Also some bubble gum and wheat and a little hop bitterness. I'm expecting a big watermelon punch from this. Alcohol is faint if it's even present. Also some citrus notes.
Taste: To my surprise, the watermelon taste is more of an accent. It definitely dominates the flavor profile, but it doesn't come across as severe as the aroma indicates. It's basically a decent wheaty golden ale with some watermelon kick. Kind of tastes like drinking a cream ale or golden ale while chewing watermelon gum. Not surprised to see wheat in the grain bill; it definitely has a wheaty backbone, which is good, because it prevents the watermelon flavor from being cloying. It's a sweet-tasting beer, but not to the point where it makes me recoil.
Mouthfeel: Light body, which adds to the light and refreshing profile. It has the level of depth that it should.
Overall: Maybe it's the fact that it's March 1 after a brutalizing February. Maybe it's because I've got Spring Training baseball on TV and I'm feeling ready for tones of summer. Maybe it's because I'm eating a delicious bowl of chili and this beer complimented it perfectly. But, I have to admit, I enjoyed this. I kind of wanted to not like it because fruit beer is pretty corny, but the refreshing nature of this beer beat back my cynicism. It's a nice warm-weather treat. Judge me.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 00:47:49 | More by illpass78
Thomas Hooker Watermelon Ale from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
71 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.