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Thomas Hooker Watermelon Ale - Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.05
pDev: 22.95%
Wants: 3
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thomas Hooker Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
The light and crisp Ale has a hint of watermelon essence resulting in a very refreshing thirst quenching brew.

Our Watermelon Ale is sure to please a variety of palates lending itself to being the perfect summer treat.

(Beer added by: Hojaminbag on 09-08-2008)
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Photo of damzz
4.95/5  rDev +62.3%

Calling an ale watermelon means it needs to have that flavor and this does - in the nose and in the taste. The sweetness of the watermelon is balanced by the hoppy aftertaste or is it rind? Just kidding. Of the three watermelons I've tasted, this is tops. The 21st amendment, which I like, does not reach the heights of this brew.

damzz, Sep 23, 2011
Photo of anelson86
4.5/5  rDev +47.5%

anelson86, Nov 18, 2012
Photo of kellyd1217
4.5/5  rDev +47.5%

kellyd1217, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of OMGTheyKilkenny
4.47/5  rDev +46.6%

12 oz. bottle into a Samuel Adams Boston Lager Glass.

A- Beer

S- Watermelon

T- Watermelon beer

MF- Beer

D- Served ice cold on a hot summer day, great. One or two is probably enough. Lives up to the boast on the label, "Strangely refreshing." Unpalatable if not cold.

OMGTheyKilkenny, Jun 07, 2011
Photo of CP950
4.15/5  rDev +36.1%

Immediately smelling like a watermelon candy, I was surprised that the malts were strongest, not the fruit. I am not at all a hop-head, so to have a lighter beer with light hopping was a surprise.

I took a growler to a party; nobody was a conneseur, just basic folks. The beer was well enjoyed all around.

I found this to be an easy, drinkable beer of a basic uncomplicated simplicity. This is not a knock-your-socks-off beer, but an interesting and pleasant alternative

CP950, Jun 23, 2010
Photo of barleyroad
4.1/5  rDev +34.4%

Wow it smells like a Jolly Rancher, a real strong watermelon smell. The appearance is just about any other pilsner. As for taste, these guys hit it right as far as it goes on a watermelon ale. The taste is mild, way less that you think due to the strong smell. This the best melon beer we have sampled. Very clean off the mouth and is a great summer time beer. Fidge worthy in the summer months. Ladies will love this one too. Every once in a while you should have a liquid that taste like this. Bring on the BBQ and Hooker watermelon ale.

barleyroad, Sep 21, 2011
Photo of dag06001
4.05/5  rDev +32.8%

This beer is really good if you want to mix up what you have in your fridge. It smells like a watermelon jolly rancher and its hard to pair with food. Its not like other girly flavored beers however and it actually is very drinkable. I'd recommend everyone try this at least once.

dag06001, Jun 01, 2010
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4/5  rDev +31.1%

PaBeerLover, Jul 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +31.1%

ChrisChagnon, Apr 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +31.1%

Eastsideinside, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +31.1%

LarryMyers, Jun 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +31.1%

Stratocat0, Jan 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +31.1%

srirachaho, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +31.1%

ScottGaron, Aug 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +31.1%

DimWit, Sep 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +31.1%

Burt, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +31.1%

PoppyParthenonE, May 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +31.1%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of scootny
3.98/5  rDev +30.5%

Cloudy blonde with a sizable head and bits of lace here and there. A fairly active carbonation that keeps a good covering on top. A nice aroma of crystal malt and watermelon sweetness. It really does have a great summery aroma. Taste is surprisingly good with a crisp almost pilsner like cleaness in the overall malt character with a bit of ale like fruitiness that develops as the watermelon blossoms. Finish is clean and dry with a biscuity malt lingering as well as the lovely watermelon that is perfectly balanced. Feel is crisp and quenching with a perfect summer weight. A superb summer beer, from lawn mower to serious BBQ session ale this one is a great fit.

scootny, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of chefhatt
3.98/5  rDev +30.5%

On tap at Paradise by the Slice
review from notes
drank on Friday June 21st 2013
Served in a pint glass, it has a gold color body with no head to it. The aroma was of sweet watermelon and wheat. The taste was sweet but not overpowering. Very nice watermelon flavor and the wheat came through on the finish. The mouthfeel was light. Over all i really liked this beer, quite refreshing.

chefhatt, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of Yagman3000
3.93/5  rDev +28.9%

Poured from a growler into a pint glass.

Appears a golden yellow color but on the lighter side. Can faintly see through it.

Smells sweet and delicious. Very strongly of the mentioned "Jolly Rancher" watermelon. A slight bready butteriness comes through as well.

Taste is a tiny bit malty and bready up front that quickly turns to a sweet watermelon finish.

Mouthfeel is quick without much of a finish. It is a quencher for the summer months.

Overall a good light gun beer for the summer. Couldn't imagine having this if it was less than 88 degrees out. :)

Yagman3000, Jul 15, 2011
Photo of CabTiki
3.9/5  rDev +27.9%

I liked this more than I thought I would. Im so ashamed. Last year people were raving about it on draft. Its in bottles now. So I had to try one to see for myself. It was refreshing. Yes its made for non beer drinkers but not all sweet like the malternitives. Perfect for a hot day- outside - drinking from a big red cup. I gotta go drink something real quick. If only it wasnt 9am.

CabTiki, May 15, 2009
Photo of Pabs311
3.85/5  rDev +26.2%

A- pours a hazy, copper-pink color with a think white head, settling quickly to leave minimal lacing. lack of head and lacing is probably due to watermelon added.

S- smells like a watermelon jolly rancher as mentioned before. on the sweet side for the aroma and nothing more than watermelon to it.

T- Tastes much better than smells. light malt grains up front and then the watermelon comes in mid-way through and up into the finish. not a heavy watermelon flavor as in years past. much more pleasing and less sweet due to the natural watermelon.

M/D- high carbonation, light-medium bodied. surprisingly drinkable. mast fruit beers like this are blasted with fake fruit flavor so heavy ud think ur drinking juice or a wine cooler. good summer beer for a switch from the regular stuff.

Pabs311, Jun 02, 2010
Photo of unclejimbay
3.8/5  rDev +24.6%

Thomas Hooker More Than A Mouthful Watermelon Ale
Thomas Hooker Ales & Lagers
Style: American Blonde Ale
ABV: 4.50 %

Unique fruit Ale for the novelty and fruit beer lovers. Sessionable @ 4.5%. I give the drinkability a 4.0. Great beer for summer novelty or sweet tooth "beer" fans. This is more of a fruit beer than a blond.

Appearance 3.0, Pink blush rose' in color, small head gone instantly.
S 4.0 - Watermelon sweet fruityness. Fruit stand meets candy shop aromas.
T 4.0 - Tastes as it smells, fruit dominant, hidden malts, very fruity melon jolly rancher type flavor.
MF 2.5 - thin light body. super high carbo.

unclejimbay, Jul 31, 2009
Photo of confer
3.78/5  rDev +23.9%

A- Hazy dull gold with a fluffy billowy head.
S- When you first pop the cap the Jolly Rancher watermelon smell is extremely strong. It mellows as its poured.
T- It's different. The ale taste and the melon taste are both apparent. It is refreshing.
MD- I guess I'm in the minority on this one. It has a dry champagne like feel. I think this is an above average summertime quencher, and a great picnic beer.

confer, Aug 12, 2010
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Thomas Hooker Watermelon Ale from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
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