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Northern Hawk Owl - Right Brain Brewery

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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Right Brain Brewery visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: GRPunk on 01-21-2013

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Ratings: 93 | Reviews: 14
Reviews by GRPunk:
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3.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint glass.

A- 1-1/2 finger, dense khaki head develops with a normal pour. Clean, copper body displays light carbonation. Head sustains at 1/2-finger and leaves really good, sticky rings on the glass.

S- Sweet caramel. Lightly hopped, though fresh. Grassy? Floral? Light nuttiness increases with warmth as does a toasted grain quality. Caramel is the consistent player here.

T- Really nice. Balanced between sweet caramel, slightly toasted malt and hops that are clean, grassy, maybe spicy/minty. Dry finish. Slightest hint of buttered, whole wheat toast.

M- Medium body, moderate carbonation. Pleasantly chewy.

O- very solid amber ale. The 1st "traditional" beer I've had from RBB. I'm guessing this is one of the initial offerings they are bottling in the 22 oz format. If it becomes a reasonably priced sixer, I could see it fitting into my Amber Ale rotation.

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Poured from 22 oz. bottle into tulip. Appears to be hand bottled. Has the classic "homebrew cap"

A: Pours a deep copper with a smallish 1 finger white head that sticks around.

S: Lots of malt in the smell. Slight bitterness from the hops.

T: More malts in the taste. Cardboard. Skunky hops at the end.

M: Watery and thin. Lacks carbonation.

O: I'm disappointed with this beer. I had the CEO stout from Right Brain and thought it was pretty good. This beer just lacks in every area. I'll probably try their others in the line up. Maybe I got a bad bottle. But I cant see myself buying this one again.

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Northern Hawk Owl from Right Brain Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.