RATINGS: 878   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3830) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
auto (163) - California, USA - OCT 25, 2003
cheap peachy aeroma. medium sized head with a darker golden colour. taste is a bit zingy, not too much. i think i'm being a little generous right now because i'm a bit tipsy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Braudog (6493) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2003
Malty aroma from an orange-yellow beer. This is a syrupy goo with characteristics of the high alcohol content. Not my bag.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardGretton (4694) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2003
Standard ale look with a gingerish aroma and a very strong malted flavour. Overall OK for a very strong ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2003
Dark golden color, medium bodied. Mildly sweet taste with a malty quick finish. Alcohol well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2003
very strong dark ale with hints of burnt hops,excellent aftertaste and a great beer for the fall!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JohnC (3007) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 16, 2003
I had this on draft at Hollingshead in Orange, CA on 13 September 2003. Appearance: This pours a slightly hazy orange-ish/ amber-ish color with a small white head. Aroma. The nose is malty with a hint of hops. Overall: The word that comes to mind is 'lackluster'. I really had some high expectations because this is a 'special edition' type of beer. It was no better, in my opinion, than most amber ales.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (5907) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2003 Bottle #2:
Very slightly cloudy amber colour with a thin white head that fades fast! Strong smells of yeast, alcool and a bit of malt. Medium-bodied; Light flavour of malt, even lighter hops. But all with a more potent metallic, alcoholic and yeasty taste. Aftertaste very mild for a beer this strong...showing a bit of the malt character, but not much. Overall, not a good beer. This was a bit worse than my first bottle. I bought this twelve ounce bottle at Total Wine in Chantilly, Virginia and sampled it on 14-September-2003. Rating for this sample: 6,3,5,2,10.

Bottle #1:
Very slightly hazy orange/amber colour with a fairly dense tan head. Sweet smell that has strong hop and malt presence with a fruity characteristic. Strong aroma, and very nice. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong flavour of alcohol up front with a bit of malt then showing some hops near the end. No sweetness really, just bittering characteristics. Overall, worth trying as people have mentioned (its $1.50 for a 12 ounce), but its not a GREAT beer. Overall, not balanced enough and not enough of the 'good' characteristics come out. The alcohol is hidden well though, this seems pretty mild! I got this twelve ounce bottle in a trade with Dave (Rodolito) from California...Thanks again Dave! Rating for this sample: 8,4,6,2,12.

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