Eye of the Hawk - Mendocino Brewing Company
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3.55/5 rDev -2.5%
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.
09-01-2014 15:20:24 | More by Shroud0fdoom
3.5/5 rDev -3.8%
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 about it either. Fans of the style might want to give it a shot
Price Point - $2.25/12 oz bottle
08-31-2014 14:36:21 | More by keithmurray
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
Eye of the Hawk from Mendocino Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 802 ratings.