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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
82
good

781 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 781
Reviews: 464
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.29%
Wants: 13
Gots: 24 | 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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Derranged

New York

3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 6 pack for $6.49. No freshness date on the bottle. Poured into a pint glass.

A- Dark amber color with a thick white head. Retention on the glass.

S- Kind of fruity. Floral notes, hops, caramel and heavy on the malt.

T- Very sweet, heavy on the malts, caramel, hops, little citrus and an alternating bitter aftertaste. No detectable booze.

M- Surprisingly smooth for the abv, but very thick with medium carbonation. Goes down easy. Left lips numb with a sticky, very bitter taste on it.

O- Pretty good beer. Surprisingly easy to drink, but b/c of the sweetness I wouldn't have too many of these in one sitting. This won't be a regular for me as I don't think its sold in NY, I've only seen it in a Total Wine in NJ. I would drink again and I look forward to the two bottles I have left.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 11:41:03 | More by Derranged
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MtOrion

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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barczar

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3.7/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a fairly clear deep copper, with a foamy khaki head that dissipates fairly quickly to a thin layer of foam.

Sweet caramel malt and floral hops form the initial aroma. Smells like treacle. Slightly nutty notes emerge.

Flavor is also sweet, with toffee notes emerging mid palate, carrying into a light citrus, moderately dry finish. Caramel malt dominates, but the citrus prevents the beer from being cloying.

Body is fairly thick, with moderate carbonation and noted alcohol warmth.

Malt dominant, and not the most complex strong ale, but it's got enough citrus and bittering hops to redeem it somewhat.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2014 15:47:41 | More by barczar
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New York

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Florida

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a darker amber color with minimal head. The smell is sweeter and nutty. The beer is not really that sweet in taste and has an interesting flavor profile of nutty brown and some roasted barley. At 8% ABV, this beer sells a lot cheaper than beers in the same ABV range.
I really liked the taste when it first hits your mouth. There was a hint of something metallic in the aftertaste, but like an earthy metallic, not like an old tin can. The aftertaste kept me from giving this beer a higher rating, but overall, I really enjoyed it. I will keep some at home. This would go well with any foods cooked on the grill, especially a good burger.

Serving type: bottle

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Illinois

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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California

2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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Eye of the Hawk from Mendocino Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 781 ratings.