Thomas Hooker Watermelon Ale | Thomas Hooker Brewing Company

Thomas Hooker Watermelon AleThomas Hooker Watermelon Ale
BA SCORE
3.09/5
223 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#43,416
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
223
pDev:
22.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
33
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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2.26/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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3.06/5  rDev -1%
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4.5/5  rDev +45.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.5/5  rDev +13.3%
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3.75/5  rDev +21.4%
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3.71/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.42/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.35/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3/5  rDev -2.9%
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3.95/5  rDev +27.8%
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2.44/5  rDev -21%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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3.07/5  rDev -0.6%
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2.75/5  rDev -11%
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3.09/5  rDev 0%
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Had this one out of a 12oz bottle into a pint glass last night. Bottled on 6/29 was stamped on the neck. Golden color with decent clarity and a small head that surprisingly lasts a bit. Smell is really weird. Right off the bat it is instant watermelon Jolly Rancher and not much else. The first sip is overwhelming Jolly Rancher and it is cloying, but as it warms and your taste buds get used to it the watermelon subsides. Near the middle you get the cracker malts and sweetness and a touch of bitterness in the back-end. The candy like watermelon still remains upfront but isn't as prominent. The body is light but the flavor is simply too saccharine to ask for another. Worth trying once for the novelty, but if you've ever had watermelon Jolly Rancher candy then you know what this will taste like.

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2/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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3.55/5  rDev +14.9%
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3.75/5  rDev +21.4%
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3.26/5  rDev +5.5%
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I tried this out of the bottle -4th of July 2015-poured chilled into a tumbler.

The color is golden with good clarity and thin white head with fine bead and no lace stickage. The smell is very sweet with watermelon aroma w/Jolly Rancher fruity candy type odor. The feel is light in body with moderately sweet feel with light malt and low bitterness with a mild and semi-dry finish.

The taste is tangy but not as sweet in taste as the smell with some mild fruity sweet flavor sort of watermelon candy taste with slight malt in the flavor adding balance with low spice from hop in the semi-dry finish. Overall I would not say it is bad or off, just a bit too candy-like with middle of the road take it or leave it result the synthetic watermelon flavor makes it less than great

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3.43/5  rDev +11%
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3.61/5  rDev +16.8%
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3.48/5  rDev +12.6%
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2.84/5  rDev -8.1%
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3.37/5  rDev +9.1%
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3.19/5  rDev +3.2%
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Thomas Hooker Watermelon Ale from Thomas Hooker Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.09 out of 5 with 223 ratings
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