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Eye of the Hawk - Mendocino Brewing Company

Eye of the HawkEye of the Hawk

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BA SCORE
82
good

756 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 756
Reviews: 461
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.29%


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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Reviews by dexterk1:
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass from long neck bottle. Dark amber color. Head diminishes quickly and looks slightly hazy in the glass.
Odor is fruity with citrus and malt. Some grain odor is present as well.
Taste is floral and citrus at first. Some sweet and caramel notes come trough.
Mouth feel is light and pleasant.
Overall a strong beer, but does not taste so.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2012 23:17:26 | More by dexterk1
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-17-2014 23:59:27 | More by SkinniePost
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Gabriel_Vaughn

California

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

04-17-2014 21:59:50 | More by Gabriel_Vaughn
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FIN

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

04-17-2014 10:41:58 | More by FIN
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ChristopherWIU-UTPA

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It pours dark amber and cloudy like a thunderstorm, with lacings and an off white foamy head, that dissapates well. It has a caramal malt aroma, a pleasent taste of caramal/malt, with a twinge of metal taste and spikes of hops and pie crusts. It has bit of an edge when drink, but goes down well, and isn't to feeling.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 20:59:13 | More by ChristopherWIU-UTPA
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Greg_Nall

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-08-2014 17:11:20 | More by Greg_Nall
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

04-04-2014 02:02:40 | More by drummermattie02
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kb2250

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

04-02-2014 20:16:19 | More by kb2250
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-26-2014 22:38:04 | More by DaveMiller
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MichaelProcton

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-19-2014 07:54:40 | More by MichaelProcton
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-13-2014 22:41:00 | More by scottbrew4u
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dorionray

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-03-2014 15:54:20 | More by dorionray
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wiscokid920

Maryland

4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-02-2014 03:11:29 | More by wiscokid920
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Brenden

Ohio

3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A mildly clouded pale orange brew sits in my glass, activity from the pour swirling heavily to form a solid head, creamy in substance, that achieves a full finger and rests there easily, nearly keeping its full height for the whole of the session as it drops sticky patching.
Lots of dark fruits notes with a sweetness that isn't too sugary, a hint of alcohol that isn't too boozy that plays well, a touch of leaf, a bit of caramel, bread, and a bit of grains in the finish make for a full, fairly rich and nicely complex beer. A bit more (not very much) on the hoppy side in the aroma would have added an extra dimension. The flavor brings a bit more with further integration and some linger in the finish.
This beer is bready in the feel, not too thick but with a combination of "moist," sweet and dry that works well in its medium body.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2014 20:54:45 | More by Brenden
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mwar

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-22-2014 20:01:09 | More by mwar
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The Eye of the Hawk is much better than I anticipated. The beer poured a slightly a hazy copper with thin white head that is leaving a lace. The scent is sweet with biscuit like malt. The taste is a well balanced strong ale like semi sweet bread. The mouthfeel is fuller in body with good carbonation. Overall....possibly one of the better strong ales I've had...given that I am not a strong ale fan.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 23:34:56 | More by WoodBrew
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ISmith87

Arizona

4.01/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - 4.25 - Beautiful amber color that I really can't deny. Clear as day, nice white head that dissipates and leaves great lacing when it does.
S - 4 - It smells like vanilla, coconut, hint of floral hops/soap. The smell as a whole is very mild though.
T - 4 - mild vanilla, caramel, bready flavor. Some undefined hop bitterness balances it out.
M - 4 - medium mouthfeel. It's pretty full bodied for the way it looks. Alc is covered nicely at 8%. The aftertaste is a sweet caramel/bitter hop.
O - 4 - It's nothing amazing, I just can't find anything that's really wrong with it. It's got a nice sweet/creamy taste from the malt, which is almost perfectly balanced by the hops, there's just not much complexity. I guess that's what it is: It's a very simple american strong ale that's light on the hops. I honestly kinda like it, and would probably buy it again, especially for the price:ABV ratio.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 22:40:18 | More by ISmith87
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s4s

California

3.75/5  rDev +3%

02-08-2014 00:59:03 | More by s4s
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Copernicus

California

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

02-04-2014 15:42:49 | More by Copernicus
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +9.9%

01-28-2014 17:32:10 | More by LXIXME
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williamjbauer

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-22-2014 16:55:42 | More by williamjbauer
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Skillz

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-07-2014 01:42:23 | More by Skillz
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OnTheWater

California

1.68/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Quite the let down. Threw a few Eye of the Hawks into a make your own 6 pack from my local, and I could not finish the first one and poured out the remaining two. Tasted like soap at times and even my wife agreed it was not worth drinking. I love almost any craft beer, and am enjoying a Mt. Saint Helena Palisades Pale Ale right now, so I am not sure what went wrong with the Eye of the Hawk, it seemed to have a bland taste with no distinctive aroma whatsoever, and the occasional aforementioned soap taste.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 01:17:53 | More by OnTheWater
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YieldToNothing

New York

3.75/5  rDev +3%

01-05-2014 01:10:25 | More by YieldToNothing
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Knobpolisher

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-04-2014 05:08:51 | More by Knobpolisher
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Eye of the Hawk from Mendocino Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 756 ratings.