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Eye of the Hawk - Mendocino Brewing Company

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Eye of the HawkEye of the Hawk

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BA SCORE
83
good

811 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 811
Reviews: 470
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 14
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-04-2000)
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Photo of Shroud0fdoom
3.55/5  rDev -2.7%

This is a very decent brew. With the hefty 8% abv that isn’t detectable. The light mouthfeel is a throw off of some of the flavors that shine through. This reminds me of what a candy beer would be. Almost like a medicinal fruit syrup followed by bready malt and slight hoppy finish. Though nothing screams excellence, this brew is still worthy.

Shroud0fdoom, Sep 01, 2014
Photo of keithmurray
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Appearance - clear copper color with beige head

Smell - molasses, caramel, oak

Taste - molasses, caramel, oak, nuts

Mouthfeel - medium bodied, medium carbonation, not much complexity to the flavor

Overall - nothing wrong with this beer, but nothing about it was particularly memorable either. Fans of the style might want to give it a shot

Price Point - $2.25/12 oz bottle

keithmurray, Aug 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

thatoneguymike, Sep 17, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev +3%

Theoboley, Sep 17, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +31.5%

Jkharris200634, Sep 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

wrightst, Sep 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

comand, Sep 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

IDABEERGUY, Sep 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Flavorful, but not real balanced.

3PuttPar, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

justinm4bama, Aug 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

OldSmaug, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of cottonkoozie
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Smell has a lot of bready malt. Some sweetness. A little bit of alcohol boozyness underlying.

Flavor has the bready Malta as well along with a strong fruity sweetness. Fairly dry bitter finish, along with a boozyness that is a little high for an 8%.

Overall pretty good, kind of flat though, a little more carbonation would have brought me up to a 4. A little too sweet and boozy for me to go any higher than that, but still a good beer.

cottonkoozie, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of delta490
3.7/5  rDev +1.4%

Pours a cloudy orangey-red with a creamier white head that has minor retention but leaves a little lacing. The aroma is mild, with only some nondescript malt sweetness. The taste has a little more oomph, as there are some nice dark fruit notes and dark bread malt flavors. The body has a nice weight to it, with a smooth finish.

delta490, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Nbdreher, Aug 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.92/5  rDev +7.4%

frankiegonzo, Aug 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

gunterheidrich, Jul 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

patre_tim, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.55/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Mendocino Eye of the Hawk has a thin, cream-colored head, a murky, copper appearance, strong bubble streams, and very little lacing left behind. The aroma is of pungent, rich, sweet, spiced bread, and dark bread crust. Taste is of sugar, caramel, dark bread crust, light fruits (dates or figs), some bitterness, and noticeable alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Mendocino Eye of the Hawk finishes wet, sweet, and heavy.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Jul 18, 2014
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Eye of the Hawk from Mendocino Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 811 ratings.