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RATINGS: 849   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Eye of the Hawk is an excellent, strong, rich bodied ale that is "Bottle Conditioned" to perfection. "Eye" is coppery reddish-amber in color and its unique taste is the result of a judicious mix of caramel and pale malted barley, balanced with Cluster, Cascade and Saaz hops. This gives the Eye its luxurious flavor, substantial mouth-feel and that slightly dry finish.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 7, 2003
WEST COAST VERSION-Clear medium amber, with miniscule flakes; quickly fading loose head. Aroma of peaches, nectarine, bandaid/bubblegum and alcohol, with just a touch of wet cardboard. Slight cofee flavor, but light roast, not dark...sort of a tangy/tart "brown ale" taste but with more peppery complexity and prickly carbonation and some brown sugar flavors. Tart fruit and alcohol aftertaste. When I have tried this beer in the past I have noticed an out-of-balance alcohol/roasted malt flavor, but this particular bottle is doesn't suffer from that...seems it's improved! Daddy likes!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 5, 2003
Unique. Malty hop aroma nothing too strong though. Orange in appearance with nice head a faint orange white. Malt and hop in the flavour with a bit of citrus to it and an alcoholic bite to it. Not very overpowering though which made it still enjoyable and if I see it I'll drink it again. Bottle says brewed in Saratoga Springs, New York.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Indra (2621) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - APR 27, 2003
Honeyed toast and apricot in the aroma, with some mild apple and spice. Medium golden in color, filtered, the head quickly dissipating entirely. Flavor profile is sweet, lightly sugary, fruity and with a bit of a malt punch, along with some lighter herbal hop flavors. Low bitterness level, and just the merest hint of phenols can be detected. This is providing almost a Belgian character. Aftertaste shows a bit more hoppines, but the overall effect is provided via the malt. Puzzling, unique composition here. What is it??

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Murph06 (121) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2003
Pours nicely, good fizz in a tall glass. Un-filtered bottle conditioned beers usually have more aroma than this. Some citrus (grapefruit?) aroma and taste. Hides the 8% ABV very well. Not bad, but don't know why they would call it a "Select" ale---not all that special.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 19, 2003
A golden color with a stark white head with nice lacing. An aroma of hops and grapefruit. Tastes of bitter hops, a touch sweet with some citrus. A light to medium body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - APR 15, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2003 Pours a cloudy amber in color with a small creamy beige head. Nose is light and sweet. Start is light and sweet with a hint of apricot and the finish lightly hopped. Quaffable, but nothing special IMHO.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 15, 2003
Orange gold in color with a pretty decent white head. Smells like sweet citrus. Taste sweet maybe a hint of carmel. Has a very smooth palate though it looks very carbonated.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2003
Light amber pour with a thin head. Alcohol is apparent in the aroma and flavor, but not overwhelmingly so. Sweet aftertaste, decent hops.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2003
Body is amber with minimal head but did hang around. Aroma is sweet malts and caramel. Flavour is extremely well balanced, both sweet but nicely hopped. Only complaint was that it seem a little carbonated as it went down. A great beer nonetherless.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrDick (347) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 27, 2003
Man, I can't believe that I haven't rated this beer. Probably 75% of the work that I've done on ratebeer has been with an Eye of the Hawk nearby. I'm an EotH junkie! Bold hop tastes with tangy lemon and zesty orange. Tastes like a lemon bar with a bit of butterscotch topping. The high ABV is hidden well. Ride the Hawk!


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