Thomas Hooker Watermelon Ale | Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

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Thomas Hooker Watermelon AleThomas Hooker Watermelon Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
Connecticut, United States
hookerbeer.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

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.

Added by Hojaminbag on 09-08-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
223
Reviews:
80
Avg:
3.17
pDev:
21.77%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
32
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 223 |  Reviews: 80
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5/5  rDev +57.7%

Photo of damzz
4.94/5  rDev +55.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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.

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Photo of Kmhall
4.5/5  rDev +42%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +42%

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4.5/5  rDev +42%

Photo of OMGTheyKilkenny
4.45/5  rDev +40.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of CP950
4.16/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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Photo of barleyroad
4.1/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of dag06001
4.06/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4/5  rDev +26.2%

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4/5  rDev +26.2%

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4/5  rDev +26.2%

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4/5  rDev +26.2%

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4/5  rDev +26.2%

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4/5  rDev +26.2%

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4/5  rDev +26.2%

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4/5  rDev +26.2%

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4/5  rDev +26.2%

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4/5  rDev +26.2%

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4/5  rDev +26.2%

Photo of scootny
3.97/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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Photo of chefhatt
3.97/5  rDev +25.2%
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.

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Photo of sswilliams41
3.95/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Yagman3000
3.94/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. :)

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Photo of CabTiki
3.87/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Thomas Hooker Watermelon Ale from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
3.17 out of 5 based on 223 ratings.
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