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Thomas Hooker Blonde Ale - Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
78
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215 Ratings
THE BROS
78
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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 14.87%
Wants: 7
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thomas Hooker Brewing Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
Cream Ale |  4.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Smooth flavor with a subtle malt sweetness accented with the delicate aroma of Czech hops. This brilliant gold ale is a mellow but flavorful microbrew.

11 IBU

(Beer added by: far333 on 05-11-2003)
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searsclone

Arizona

1.25/5  rDev -63.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

poured into a pint glass from a bottle

slightly hazy golden color with not much head and zero lace

I get literally no aroma from this at all

taste is almost non existent, maybe a bit of malt and a touch of hops

mouthfeel is crispy and dry

overall, it looks like a beer and if feels like a beer, but it doesn't smell or taste like a beer.

I have another one of these that I will try later, and if it's different, I will edit my review

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2012 02:10:41 | More by searsclone
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jophish17

Georgia

2/5  rDev -41.7%

12-09-2011 01:50:07 | More by jophish17
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CTJman

Connecticut

2.25/5  rDev -34.4%

06-26-2013 00:19:50 | More by CTJman
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RockinRob925

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours with three finger head. Has slight skunky aroma and taste. Started the pour down the side and the color looked very promising until the head started to form. Takes a long time for it to settle leaving a slight orange /tan tint to the head. I liked the unfiltered appearance for this blonde ale. 100 beer club was eager to try and left disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2012 19:01:37 | More by RockinRob925
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philipquarles

Connecticut

2.35/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On tap at BDL. Pours clear gold with a small white head that disappears quickly. Smells of light, slightly sweet malt followed by faint floral hops without much else to speak of. The taste is again light grain; here the hops barely make an appearance. Characterless and almost flavorless save for the lingering sweet finish. Light body with medium carbonation. Even if it's not harsh and incredibly offensive, the pervasive blandness gives me no desire to drink it . This beer sucks.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2009 18:40:36 | More by philipquarles
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tlazaroff

Virginia

2.45/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Aroma coming off the beer has a distinct lemon note to it. I also get a little corn on top of a grain/barley smell. It's not bad, but defiantly could be better.

The color is pale straw with a bright white head. Visible carbonation in the glass and nice lacing make this beer look better. I'm just conditioned to not like fizzy looking yellow things.

Sadly, this beer doesn't stop disappointing there. The taste is almost nonexistent. I get a touch of grain, and no hops.

Mouthfeel is even worse, it's like drinking water. Incredibly thin, lightly carbonated.

Overall, this beer isn't good. Perhaps I got a bad bottle, but I really don't care for this.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 23:59:25 | More by tlazaroff
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Ralphs66

New York

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

01-04-2013 18:03:32 | More by Ralphs66
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

03-29-2014 22:43:15 | More by bostonryan
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chrispoint

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

06-01-2012 16:51:15 | More by chrispoint
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lic217

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

07-20-2014 00:49:13 | More by lic217
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rsant

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

02-02-2012 04:25:04 | More by rsant
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

03-03-2013 18:08:26 | More by tmars13
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

02-19-2012 01:21:51 | More by jfcaa193
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420Rick

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

06-28-2013 20:25:41 | More by 420Rick
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DirtyPenny

Massachusetts

2.7/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured by the bartender into a plastic cup (can't take bottles with you into the theater, bub).

A: Deep gold. Slight haze and no head save for a slight white film.

S: Musty. Sort of a damp lawn or garden shed scent.

T: I'm getting a lot of musty, earthy root cellar flavor without much subtlety or really any variety. Not a whole lot of distinguishable flavor to this one. A little sacchariney sweet as it warms up.

M: Thicker and stickier than you might expect, and a little cloying.

O: Forgettable. Like um... can't think of his name. Brown hair? Glasses? Had a beard. He definitely had a beard. You know who I mean. Anyway, Hooker is capable of making better beer than this and I wouldn't recommend it over anything else in their lineup.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 03:40:39 | More by DirtyPenny
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nibbish

Minnesota

2.7/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle poured into pint glass.

A - lightly hazy. Light head with very little lacing.

S - little to speak of. maybe a light sweetness

T - bright and pleasant

M - a little cloying, with a slight lingering aftertaste.

O - not bad, a decent representation of the style. There are better out there, but it's worthy of a glass.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 18:58:15 | More by nibbish
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Tiernan

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

08-04-2013 00:19:13 | More by Tiernan
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MenardMa

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

03-09-2014 13:27:58 | More by MenardMa
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Mikexw

New York

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

04-25-2014 12:04:39 | More by Mikexw
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jwgkicks

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

05-13-2013 04:01:04 | More by jwgkicks
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mckowned

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

10-16-2013 10:46:10 | More by mckowned
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FutureOBrew

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

11-26-2012 18:55:17 | More by FutureOBrew
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Blanco

Pennsylvania

2.8/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

golden with a small white head. lagerish smells with the slightest hint of vinegar. tastes a little on the sweet side, again with a hint of vinegar. a little bit of citrus and acid. very thin on the mouth. this beer is very different. while it tastes like a lager it has a tingle on the mouth and some different flavors going on. It's a decent beer. nothing to get too excited about and I probably won't voluntarily purchase another.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2010 01:07:46 | More by Blanco
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

2.8/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

poured an orangish golden color, with 1" white head that quickly disapates. It almost smells more like a wheat beer, but not exactly. the taste is a little bready, with slight undertone of hops. kinda bland. higher carbonation, thin mouthfeel. is a decent summer brew, light flavor and easy to drink

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2010 03:18:47 | More by jmdrpi
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Erikp666

Connecticut

2.8/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I had this one on tap at a local American Legion. Wasn't impressed at all.

It looks good enough at first glance. A nice golden yet thin looking pour with little head. It is an easy drinker that goes down easy. My biggest complaint is the lack of overall taste. I imagine I would have enjoyed quaffing this down after mowing the lawn on a hot summer's day. It is crisp and light.

Serving type: on-tap

12-16-2010 20:50:12 | More by Erikp666
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Thomas Hooker Blonde Ale from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
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