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RATINGS: 843   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.


3.7
   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 (336) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dougal (130) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 27, 2003
Couldn't taste the alcohol through the heavy malty flavors. Nice deep amber coloring. Smelled thick and sweet. A good representative of a strong ale ... very mellow hops, the way it should be.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2003
Clear golden color with a tall off white head. Very light, buttery malt aroma. Starts lightly sweet and finishs quickly with a mild warming alcohol. Some flavors in the background include toffee and honey. The balance is to much to the alcohol side and distracts from the malt rather than enhance. A shade better than your average malt liquor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shag (2559) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2004 A good strong ale. Orange appearance with little head. Aroma is of alcohol and fruit. Flavor is of mostly malt with caramel, hops, and lemon. The flavor is similar to a lighter barleywine. Every single liquor store in Chattanooga almost without exception carries this beer which is another plus. A good beer and I feel its underrated on the site.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrhenry (10) - USA - MAR 7, 2003
An overall good beer. Initial taste was not a wow and neither was the aftertaste but i'd drink it again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2003
From Hollingshead Deli in Orange, CA. Took me 2 Mendocino brews to catch the bird theme. Cool! Pours a light amber color with a thin light beige head. Aroma is malty with a hint of alcohol. Flavors of malt and caramel dominate, with a little hops lingering. Finish is somewhat dry. ABV is well hidden. Pretty straightforward beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2003
This one poured a hefeweiss like cloudy yellow and light orange color in the light...with a nice white head, medium in size, and low to medium carbonation. The aroma was heavy on the hops and plain malt..some orange and tangerine. The taste has a bittersweet mix of a caramel finish and a bittering hop bite. Some tangerine taste, fairly dry finish. A bit of a noticeable alcohol presence at 8% ABV. Very little in the way of carbonation, a bit disappointing. A strange fruity caramelness to it that makes for a not too pleasant or normal aftertaste. Nothing spectacular, just a nice high alcoholic brew to get the mind going in every which direction.


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