Northern Hawk Owl | Right Brain Brewery

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3.58/5
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130 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:
#38,311
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
130
pDev:
12.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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6
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Ratings: 130 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of cryptichead
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SHDoyle
3.46/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Description: Medium amber color and cloudy with a white head. Smell and taste are kind of the same in that both are pretty thin and mild. There is a little bit of hoppy bitterness on the way down but not much else. Medium carbonation and you can't really taste the alcohol.

Suggested food pairing: Doritos, the original, cheese-flavored ones

If you like this beer then you should also try: Fat Tire

Ideal time to drink this beer: At a company happy hour that you really don't want to be at. The low(ish) alcohol content will ensure that you don't do anything stupid in front of your coworkers and the mundane flavor will make the decision to slide out the back door an easy one.

Overall: 3.5 (This beer is average and I would not drink it again) Not terrible but thoroughly mediocre, this one. If you'd like to try it direct yourself to the nearest brewpub and ask for an amber ale: it will closely resemble this as all mediocre ambers taste the same. There must be a secret recipe or something...

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Photo of coz
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Loudog1411
3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phoodcritic
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of aussiebeer
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoctorEvil65
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Eziel
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Eddyfunt
3.18/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DbbC
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bung
3.23/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 1 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Segnem5
3.89/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Sparty85
4.19/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smooth tasting Amber, clean finish, a beer that you want to drink more than one.

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Photo of jlindros
3.15/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a light fizzy head that fades almost instantly, clear tan maroon auburn brown color, looks like soda.

Nose generic sweet reddish malt, faint toffee nutty note, little syrupy, that's about it.

Taste brings more of the same, generic reddish malt, toasty masts with mild syrupy toffee candi and faint nutty. But at least decent hops, quite bitter that ramps quickly, earthy and spicy hops, chewy like esp on the finish, long lingering spicy chewy hop finish, sticky mild syrupy lingering.

Mouth is med bod, little syrupy, decent carb.

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Photo of MaxPowers
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bacabuck
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Wildly drinkable. Modest Amber with no head. Slightly honey sweet. Good session beer.

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Photo of bigleague
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of obrienc
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FaradayUncaged
3.64/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Desimoaj
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of scottr4073
3.63/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acostuhhh
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of TypsiYpsi
3.6/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of Kenb72
3.88/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Slagerdad
4.8/5  rDev +34.1%

Northern Hawk Owl from Right Brain Brewery
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 130 ratings