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RATINGS: 847   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rich42 (128) - USA - AUG 1, 2002
under-rated!!!!! very malty - but not too sweat, robust, moderately thick, relatively light hoping for strength. complex flavors - hard to nail down - a bit of a nutty / woody note. hint of molasses doesn’t taste like 8%. this is a lot like a good amber on steroids. an exceptional beer - surprised it’s not rated higher.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 31, 2002
Not much of a head when poured. Slightly sweet flavor finishing fruity.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2002
Bright orange-gold color. Poured with a huge head, thick and chunky, lasting through the brew. Unimpressive nose, most reminscent of a cheap lager, vaguely hoppy and skunky. When brought to the lips and sipped, it explodes into a sudden burst of lemony sweetness, followed by a hefty rush of caramel and hops. Distinctly improves as it sits, warming to a full, buttery flavor with a toffee/butterscotch finish. Palate is rich, yet perhaps a bit undercarbonated, as if all the fizz burned out in the head and not enough was left in the glass.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
olympian (107) - USA - JUL 17, 2002
A good ale. Delightful body (I complain all the time about less body than I’d like to see in many ales), and a malt/hop balance to be admired. Not a huge flavor, though, and a dab sweet - this repeatedly came through in the 12 (or so) I had over a period of days. I’d buy again, but there’s others I’d buy first.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
iggysam2000 (38) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2002
A Very Interesting flavor it kinda reminded me of smoked porter it was like a vey unstrong smoked porter flavor, but fairly smooth, pretty strong all around an ok beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 9, 2002
low profile aroma overall. really nice golden color. somewhat firm white head. surprising amount of alcohol showing through in the flavor and eventually in the aroma as well. spiced like a belgian tripel. heavy on the back of the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUL 1, 2002
Had this one on draft and it was quite nice. Good head nice amber color. The malt really stood out. High abv really hidden well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2002
Color of Mott’s Apple Juice with a yeasty body with some specks floating about. Aromas of nuts and a slight honey sweetness. Somewhat salty palate. Somewhat nutty/malty. I thought it was more in the style of an English Bitter. 8%?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2002
Clean tasting - smooth and hoppy. Nice fluffy white head. I do not notice any alcohol taste. Highly carbonated.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bolt (117) - Boulder Creek, California, USA - MAY 10, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2006 I didn’t like this one at first but it kind of grew on me. I now pour two bottles in a stein at one time, which appeals to me in a big way. 8% alcohol per bottle! This is a great beer to take camping because one ends up saving space. At First the Ale tasted a bit too harsh and offensive. That was until I gave it a couple more tries. If you were to take a glance at this through a clear glass you might notice that it is coppery reddish in color. Very unique and old school in flavor and packs a powerful punch. I recommend to many.

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