matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2003
A brew that is fairly new to my area, The Eye of The Hawk pours a fizzy bronze body and a massive frothy ivory head. The aroma is one of caramel and plums; notes of clove are uplifting. The flavor is in accordance with the aroma, more fruity notes of pear and even some apricot & peach, a delightful hoppy bite in the finish, also rather dry in the end. Overall this is a better than expected Ale, a rather full palate. beerman08 (17) - USA - DEC 11, 2003
I admit I'm a youngster compared to everyone else here. I told myself a sixer of this would be like a twelver of Busch. Not cool on my part. I neglected the fact that it would fill me up much more than Busch and I definately drank it much faster. In the end I ended up wicked fuck up. But anyways, enough of me reminising about my youth, if had drank this like I should have it would have had a much more enjoyable experience. WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2003
Like a strong American ale, or a turbo-charged American IPA without much hops. Beautiful apricot colored beer with a great white head, good enough in the mouth, but the taste was just slightly off. Enough malt, nicely hopped without being over the top, not sure what the off-putting taste was. Not stinky, not lambic, not cheesey, not skunked. But off. jimhilt (2611) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 4, 2003
Pours a two-fingered off-white head that goes slowly and leaves some of lace. Light amber color. Light-medium carbonation. Hoppy/malty nose. Starts hoppy, has a strange quick sweetness in the middle, finishes with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. Light to medium bodied. Aurelius (5376) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2003
Bleh. Cidery, pale malt aroma. Quinine bitterness, somewhat acidic, a certain clear sweetness. Tonic water finish, over pale malt and a decent mouthfeel. Better as it warms up, but still off kilter. The Mendocino IPA is on deck, so I'm hoping for better. Apricot, lazy marketing label.
PorterPounder (8074) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2003
Good, malty yet citrusy aroma to start things off. Bronze colored pour with just a little bit of a white head and some beady lacing. Brisk flavor with faint hoppy citrusy notes with some maltiness in the backend to balance it out. Also detect some doughy, bready notes as well. Very smooth for a 8% ABV - did not realize it was this strong until I saw it listed here. Overall a decent strong ale - creeps up on you! CapFlu (5128) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 25, 2003
(Draught) I swear that they listed this as an IPA at the GBAF 2003 in Lake Harmony, PA? Anyhow - Pours a thin, white head and a golden body. Hoppy, cascaded nose and flavour. Bitter finish. DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 19, 2003
big head on just slightly hazy golden orange..fruity, creamy, sugary aroma..nice fruity flavors of mango, orange, apricot, and pineapple...a little hop bitterness rounding things out..this is indeed actually a pretty damn impressive brew, considering its Mendocino...pretty chewy...Impressed Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 13, 2003
Orange-gold hue with a light head and sweet malt aromas. Some nice malt chewiness, rich bready yeast character, with hints of toffee and caramel. Nicely balanced with an pronounced hop bitterness. Zesty hop finish. A rich and well-balanced strong ale. rauchbier (3900) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 29, 2003
Bottle conditioned. Amber gold, poor head despite good condition. Sweetly malty with a distant hoppiness. Malty in the mouth with some alcohol apparent and a tingle of hops on the tongue. Sweet, yeasty and hop bitter in the finish.