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Eye of the Hawk - Mendocino Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Eye of the HawkEye of the Hawk

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BA SCORE
82
good

782 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 782
Reviews: 464
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 13
Gots: 23 | 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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BrewMan13

New York

3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a see-through burnt umber with a moderate 1-finger off-white head which quickly dissipates. Not much lacing. Has a slightly sweet malty-smoothness up front which then sort of stays in the background, followed by a slight (less then you would probably expect from a strong ale) hop-bite and a hint of alcohol in the finish. Also something that doesnt taste quite right somewhere in there, kind of like a metallic taste. Not all that hearty, but an easy to drink strong ale. Sessionability only limited by the abv. Nothing spectacular out of the bottle, but I had it on tap at the brewery and it was excellent, like a totally different beer. Much more pleasant, fuller flavor and creaminess. I had it at the brewery first, and thats what prompted me to get a 6er. This is of course, a review of the bottled version, and as such gets mediocre marks. Though it is enjoyable, theres nothing all that special here and I cant see myself getting it again for quite awhile. It does have a great abv:price ratio though, averaging about $6/6-pack.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2004 02:30:33 | More by BrewMan13
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Sweet caramel malt and floral hops form the initial aroma. Smells like treacle. Slightly nutty notes emerge.

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Eye of the Hawk from Mendocino Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 782 ratings.