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Thomas Hooker Watermelon Ale - Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 22.8%
Wants: 3
Gots: 18 | 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:
Beer added by: Hojaminbag on 09-08-2008

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.
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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a golden-yellow color with a one finger white head. The head faded fast to leave only a very small amount of lacing.

Smell – The aroma was heaviest of a watermelon aroma. It is somewhat artificial, but not too bad. While the watermelon is dominating, there are lighter notes a wheat nature as well.

Taste – The taste begins with a malty wheat flavor. A wheat is a light background flavor for the watermelon flavor to sit upon. The watermelon starts out sweet and light and gets more intense in flavor toward the middle of the taste. As the taste moves on further it loses some of the watermelon sweetness as some light hop flavors come to the tongue. In the end a mildly sweet yet rather potent watermelon flavor is left on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – Te body of the beer is on the light to average side with a higher level of carbonation. Both are good for the sweet taste of the beer.

Overall – For a watermelon flavored beer it does have good watermelon flavor, but overall it is something I wouldn’t go out of my way to get.

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12oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: Pours a hazy golden yellow. Two inch white head settles into nothing but a thin wisp. Thin, delicate, and broken rings of lacing.

S: Big whiff of watermelon, concentrated and candy-like. Like a Jolly Rancher. Grainy malt scents in the background. Very faint kiss of floral hops.

T: Acute but indistinguishable hop bitterness up front. Cereal grains surge to the forefront shortly afterward. The grainy tastes subside momentarily as a wave of candy-like watermelon washes over the tongue. Very dry. Finishes with candy watermelon and grains working in tandem.

M: Light in body. Creamy and smooth with active, scrubbing carbonation. Crisp and refreshing.

O: It is what it is, I suppose, but it does nothing for me. A very average blonde ale loaded with concentrated watermelon flavor.

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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.

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Thomas Hooker Watermelon Ale from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
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