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%
 
 
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3
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31
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0
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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +26.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of tittymcj
2.69/5  rDev -15.1%
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.

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Photo of davey101
3.25/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

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Photo of beerthulhu
2.5/5  rDev -21.1%
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.

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2/5  rDev -36.9%

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4/5  rDev +26.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +18.3%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

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2/5  rDev -36.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -29%

Photo of KTCamm
3.54/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Not a winter beer for sure, but cleaning out the back of the fridge.

pours light orange copper with fizzy white foam that settles out. Punchy watermelon smell. Jolly rancher watermelon candy taste. Medium carbonation. The fruit taste is present throughout. Simple ale, dominated by that fruit flavor. Unique for sure, and not half bad for a novelty beer. But one is plenty.

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2.75/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.25/5  rDev +2.5%

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4/5  rDev +26.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -21.1%

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2/5  rDev -36.9%

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