Northern Hawk Owl | Right Brain Brewery

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3.59/5
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133 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Right Brain Brewery
Michigan, United States
rightbrainbrewery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by GRPunk on 01-21-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,902
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
133
pDev:
12.81%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
21
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Photo of kkazemi
3.49/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tripel_Threat
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from can to pilsner glass. Nice ruby color, clear, with a finger or so so off-white foam atop. Aromas of caramel, white bread, and apple. Flavors of toffee, caramel, and crisp fruit are finished by nice grassy hop notes.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
3.61/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Canned date of 08/14/17

Appearance - Slight haze on the pour and orange amber in color with an off-white, quarter finger width head. Sub-par retention results in a barren surface. No lacing.

Smell - Moderate aroma of caramel, toffee and a bit of underlying earthy bitterness.

Taste - Follows the nose. Caramel malt, lesser toffee and some earthy bitterness make for a simple, but balanced flavor profile. Faint traces of apple-ish character can be found lingering behind the more-sweet-than-bitter finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with moderate caarbonation. Drinks easy enough with a slightly dry finish.

Overall - Decent drinking amber. Nothing to go out of your way to get.

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Photo of Sirnickatnite
3.58/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jkrich
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from an undated 16 oz. can: deep amber with orange highlights and a foamy white head.

Very nice tangy and inviting aromas of malt.

This is certainly a malt-accented amber ale with hints of caramel and toffee, yet it never becomes cloying. According to the can label, this amber includes the malt, marris otter which is always a good sign. There is also a rich, fruity flavor that contributes to the mild hop profile.

The ale has a very clean but almost chewy mouthfeel with a lingering, faintly bitter aftertaste.

Overall, a very good amber ale; just below my favorite for the style.

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Photo of metacog42
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Botulizard
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DanGeo
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Blackop555
3.36/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours light cloudy amber. Thin, foamy, short off white head fades quickly to a ring.

Smells caramel, light toasted malts and a hint earthiness.

Tastes Caramel malt, toasted, light nutty and earthy bitterness. Finish is semi dry with an earthy and bready linger. Lighter body and fizzy high carbonation.

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Photo of Grupatre
2.74/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Photo of smbslt
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tracker83
3.86/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I'm trying the Northern Hawk Owl at my bro-in-laws. It poured a clear amber with thin white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent had caramel malt. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. There was caramel like malt base. The Mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer and worth a try.

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Photo of tpeters
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schnjac
3.15/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Aaron197
1.04/5  rDev -71%
look: 1.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1

Photo of ITDoc
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NateDyk47
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChrisMon02
1.95/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

16oz can with no date. Took a chance as I am out of town and want to try beers not available to me in Ohio.

Brown/red color with little to no head. Smells of...nothing! Well as it warms I am getting Granny Smith caramel apple. I am worried. Taste is NOT good. Sweet malt and old rotten apple. Mouthfeel is I don't even care. The taste is repulsive. Jesus this is close to a drain pour. Yep-down the drain it goes. Avoid this at all costs!!! Nasty.

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Photo of instinct2
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MichMike
3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MikeZ9654
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Great beer

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Photo of Jack74
3.31/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wombeer
4.4/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Northern Hawk Owl from Right Brain Brewery
Beer rating: 3.59 out of 5 with 133 ratings