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Thomas Hooker Watermelon Ale - Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

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188 Ratings
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Ratings: 188
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 22.48%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | 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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bootdown21

Connecticut

1/5  rDev -67.4%

06-16-2014 17:28:10 | More by bootdown21
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

1/5  rDev -67.4%

02-19-2012 01:23:26 | More by jfcaa193
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1.04/5  rDev -66.1%

08-22-2014 16:07:25 | More by GmAn613
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SuomiHobbit

Connecticut

1.5/5  rDev -51.1%

03-26-2013 01:13:00 | More by SuomiHobbit
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GriswoldR3

Connecticut

1.5/5  rDev -51.1%

07-04-2014 03:48:39 | More by GriswoldR3
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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

1.5/5  rDev -51.1%

06-03-2014 04:43:35 | More by Budinetz
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HarleyRider

Connecticut

1.5/5  rDev -51.1%

Heading out on the boat my wife brings home a few six packs to take out. Unfortunately Hooker Watermelon was one of them. I used to brew quit a bit and have made both Ale and lager watermelon beers that people loved. A very light after taste of melon not an over powering tidal wave on the taste buds like this beer. Pop off the top and the strong artificial smell of jolly ranchers hits you hard. I actually like that smell and the jolly ranchers so this doesn't stop me from drinking it. It looks okay and pours nice. Mouth feel isn't bad. The taste comes at you same as the smell. A very over powering artificial watermelon. Really wanted to like this beer but all 5 of us all felt one was enough. Actually I don't think anyone but my son home from collage finished. Sorry but I do not recommend spending your last dollars on this brew unless you like a beer that taste like candy.
Jay

06-26-2010 03:41:49 | More by HarleyRider
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skiit13

Connecticut

1.75/5  rDev -43%

07-16-2012 22:01:42 | More by skiit13
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DNICE555

Connecticut

1.78/5  rDev -42%

Poured from a 12 oz into a pint glass

A - Light orange, very hazy, Looks like it's got some body to it.

S - Smells very sweet. An artificial sweet, like 70 watermelon jolly ranchers were liquified into my pint glass.

T - I will admit, the first sip, ok. After that the sweetness built up on my palate it was just unbearable. When I'm in the mood for a beer, I don't want candy. I feel like I'm going to get diabetes after the first three sips.

M - Thing, light, way too sweet.

D - I could only take 4 sips.

10-18-2009 22:25:14 | More by DNICE555
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acurtis

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -34.9%

06-29-2013 18:26:25 | More by acurtis
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squezey

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -34.9%

07-13-2014 03:41:27 | More by squezey
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

2/5  rDev -34.9%

08-10-2014 02:37:33 | More by Damian74Shensky
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blknikon

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -34.9%

05-07-2013 23:36:44 | More by blknikon
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beanoboy7

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -34.9%

06-26-2014 02:07:13 | More by beanoboy7
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chrispoint

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -34.9%

06-01-2012 16:53:25 | More by chrispoint
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Shawnspl

Rhode Island

2/5  rDev -34.9%

08-09-2013 22:02:54 | More by Shawnspl
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -34.9%

09-04-2012 22:31:05 | More by DelicateDelirium
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mckowned

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -34.9%

03-08-2013 01:56:38 | More by mckowned
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2/5  rDev -34.9%

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cavemanlawyer1999

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -34.9%

07-09-2014 20:33:06 | More by cavemanlawyer1999
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djrn2

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -34.9%

06-29-2013 18:23:33 | More by djrn2
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VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

2.1/5  rDev -31.6%

Picked up a single in order to try my first 'Watermelon Beer'

A-Pours a very light golden blonde with nearly no haze. Small fizzy head appears then fades to a tight white cap. The lace is unreliable and light.

S-Yikes! This one smells exactly like a watermelon Jolly Rancher. Nearly overwhelming aroma of sugary, artificial watermelons. You really must focus in order to find any beer aspects behind the watermelon. Light grains and malts behind the candy flavor.

T-The taste is very odd. Not really hitting the right spot. The flavor of the watermelon is much more watery. The underlying aspects of the beer are more noticeable. Overall, intermingling of the flavors do not work well together. Thank god I didn't get a six pack (even though I wouldn't dare).

M-Oddly sticky. The body is heavier than expected. Just doesn't go down well.

O/D-Not a fan of this at all. Quite nearly a drain pour. Flavors do not mix correctly. Feel is off. Not good.

06-14-2011 02:28:26 | More by VelvetExtract
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smcolw

Massachusetts

2.13/5  rDev -30.6%

Okay, even before I smell or taste this one, I am dubious. Open mind, I remind myself.

The beer looks nice. Good head, decent lace. Golden-amber color, cloudy.

Think Sweettart when smelling this beer. Quite candy-like--it also reminds me of the taste of children's aspirin. If I were blindfolded, I would never guess that this a beer.

The taste is an improvement from the smell. Still, it is closer to soda than a beer. The body is appropriate.

First thought, I'd place this beer in the Fruit category. Secondly, I cannot detect any watermelon. A clear miss in many ways.

08-30-2009 21:05:39 | More by smcolw
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JayO

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -26.7%

02-01-2013 00:19:54 | More by JayO
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PorterBoy14

New York

2.25/5  rDev -26.7%

05-18-2012 01:26:41 | More by PorterBoy14
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Thomas Hooker Watermelon Ale from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
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