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Thomas Hooker Watermelon Ale - Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

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180 Ratings
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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.07
pDev: 21.82%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | 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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djrn2

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -34.9%

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

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-24-2013 01:21:11 | More by chefhatt
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pjkelley82

New York

3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

06-18-2013 01:45:39 | More by pjkelley82
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +15%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I really like it when Hookers have watermelons! Let's get to the verbiage so that I can continue this further.

From the bottle: "More than a mouthful"; "Strangely refreshing"; "Ale with Natural Watermelon flavor".

There is a school of thought that says that more than a mouthful is a waste, but it all depends on what one is trying to accomplish, especially with a Hooker. I always feel refreshed after some strange and watermelons can go a long way towards a good time.

Right after my cap popped, I went with an aggressive pour so as to get my money's worth. I promise to be more gentle after this. I had a finger of bone-white head with excellent retention and the hazy, fizzy lemon-yellow color of the beer put me in mind of a silhouette of a lemon meringue pie. Nose really smelled like watermelon, not Jolly Rancher chemically-produced esters watermelon! I should not laugh, but I just could not help it. This is amusing in its strangeness. Mouthfeel was soft and the watermelon flavor was not as in-your-face as the nose had led me to expect. Instead, it seemed to be tempered by a biscuit malt taste which was the right way to go. This could have been way too sweet for enjoyment, but instead, it took on a light bitterness at the finish, reminiscent of biting too deeply and getting a taste of white rind instead of pink flesh. I liked it, but I am more inclined towards other fruit, so one was probably enough. Tasty, sure, but more of a novelty than something to sustain me.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 22:55:43 | More by woodychandler
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djre4orm

Virginia

4/5  rDev +30.3%

06-13-2013 19:52:17 | More by djre4orm
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Circleo12

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -2.3%

06-12-2013 21:54:38 | More by Circleo12
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Cleaver35

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -2.3%

06-12-2013 00:19:57 | More by Cleaver35
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sgregory

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

06-09-2013 22:39:41 | More by sgregory
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Chugs13

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -10.4%

06-03-2013 00:28:44 | More by Chugs13
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +30.3%

06-02-2013 12:46:33 | More by LarryMyers
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Phillyz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +14%

06-02-2013 01:50:46 | More by Phillyz
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

05-31-2013 04:21:34 | More by Kelp
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NJBeer265

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +14%

05-22-2013 17:59:38 | More by NJBeer265
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tittymcj

Connecticut

2.7/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.5

A: Golden body with very little head. Nothing on the glass at all after it settles down. Quite hazy.

S: Smells like sugar. Obviously they've tried to make it smell like watermelon, but it reminds me of watermelon sourpatch candy.

T: Tastes the same as it smells. Lots of sugary taste, but it feels artificial. It's very refreshing, if only for the extreme sweetness.

M: Very thin. Not much substance, and if not for the sweetness there'd be nothing enjoyable about the mouthfeel.

O: Tasty, but only if you enjoy sugar. Not a lof of traditional beer attributes here, so not for those who wouldn't enjoy a Mike's Hard Lemonade.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 22:31:47 | More by tittymcj
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davey101

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Born on 3/22. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours a dark yellow body with a cap of soapy white foam. Really solid lacing. Smells like a tamer watermelon jolly rancher. Taste is again of tame jolly rancher but it finishes with a touch of cereal grain. It's not artifical, just very sweet. Not over the top sweet though. Light and crisp, this is awfully drinkable and thirst quenching. Overall it is what it is, a watermelon beer. It's drinkability means a lot here. Solid hot weather candidate.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 01:01:45 | More by davey101
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pale, lemon pour is translucent with a dirty bread white head that was skim thin and quick to dissipate not leaving alot of adjectives or interest to write home about. Faint visible carbonation. meh.

S: Watermelon, more green flesh then red pulp. Smells like watermelon jolly rancher, artificial, though label claims otherwise. Moderate awareness.

T: Soda like flavor, rather shandy, the melon is there, but more green melon, and again jolly rancher like, sweetened type malting and dry. Candy like, artifical watermelon, dont care what the label says, with some cough syrup like dryness on the swallow.

M: Some carbonation, but quite mundane, light medium body, light syrupy with a warming of watermelon cough medicine.

O: Overall a novelty beer, i prefered 21st admendments take over this. Not something i would drink in multiples, as im guessing this is what it should of strived for, a crisp, lightly fruity like experience, but comes off artificial and rather candy like (jolly rancher). Not something i would find refreshing nor crisp even on a hot summer day, gimmicky. It is what it is, but like mentioned earlier, 21st amendment did a somewhat more respectable job if you must partake in the novelty aspect.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2013 22:51:42 | More by beerthulhu
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blknikon

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -34.9%

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

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +30.3%

05-01-2013 15:09:12 | More by PoppyParthenonE
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Erbo

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

04-23-2013 00:29:50 | More by Erbo
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jslice99

New York

3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

04-21-2013 04:02:14 | More by jslice99
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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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Lare453

Florida

3.25/5  rDev +5.9%

03-22-2013 12:56:02 | More by Lare453
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mckowned

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -34.9%

03-08-2013 01:56:38 | More by mckowned
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Snarf103

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +22.1%

02-12-2013 05:12:14 | More by Snarf103
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JayO

Massachusetts

2.25/5  rDev -26.7%

02-01-2013 00:19:54 | More by JayO
Thomas Hooker Watermelon Ale from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
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