Eye of the Hawk - Mendocino Brewing Company
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3.75/5 rDev +3%
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.
08-23-2014 22:02:56 | More by cottonkoozie
3.7/5 rDev +1.6%
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.
08-23-2014 17:12:14 | More by delta490
4.55/5 rDev +25%
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.
07-18-2014 20:58:07 | More by RonaldTheriot
3.7/5 rDev +1.6%
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.
06-29-2014 15:47:41 | More by barczar
4.25/5 rDev +16.8%
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.
06-25-2014 22:27:31 | More by rolanduzer
Eye of the Hawk from Mendocino Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 798 ratings.