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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

790 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 790
Reviews: 465
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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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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Lobina

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

12-31-2013 03:13:11 | More by Lobina
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Shawnspl

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-30-2013 04:52:07 | More by Shawnspl
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-27-2013 01:13:54 | More by mpalestino
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BeerMeister8

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-25-2013 18:40:02 | More by BeerMeister8
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-24-2013 17:58:32 | More by BlueMoon10
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MtnDewd

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

12-23-2013 02:44:07 | More by MtnDewd
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streetcommander

Virginia

4.36/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in one pint lager glass at 55F

Malt, caramel, brown sugar, ...oak, and maybe molasses? Doesn't matter, for 8.0 ABV, this is stupid quaffable and unbelievably well balanced.

MEDOCINO DOES IT RIGHT. This holds particularly true when considering the price.

If they packaged this in a bigger bottle and put a fancy cork and label on it, BA would rate it world class.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 02:27:18 | More by streetcommander
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tommy5

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-16-2013 16:32:31 | More by tommy5
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csmalley

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

12-14-2013 23:34:34 | More by csmalley
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-14-2013 16:37:36 | More by jaydoc
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BodiesLexus

New York

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

12-12-2013 01:56:30 | More by BodiesLexus
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-10-2013 23:14:15 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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jak

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-07-2013 20:26:42 | More by jak
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CragWizard

California

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-02-2013 23:02:55 | More by CragWizard
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jkermitj

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-01-2013 23:14:16 | More by jkermitj
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awinslow

New York

3.29/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Reasonably good tasting high alcohol content Ale. No heavy hops bitterness found in IPAs to cover up the extra alcohol content. For really good flavor, best to go to the brewery and get a growler of " Red Eye" once offered as a blend they can fill your growler half and half with Red Tail Ale and Eye of the Hawk.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 20:57:10 | More by awinslow
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watermelon

North Carolina

4.26/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a nonic pint.

A: Beautiful amber color with a 4 finger beige head that had excellent retention and left lacing all around the sides of the glass.

S: Smell of malts and sour green apples dominate as well raisons.

T: Can taste raisons and carmel malts. Alcohol is really well hidden even when this warms up. Could use a bit more hops to balance it out.

M: Heavy mouthfeel with a good amount of carbonation. Takes a while to drink just as it should.

O: This is one of my goto beers. I can get a 6 pack for around $8 and it taste delicious. This beer has opened the minds of many of my non craft beer drinking friends. I cant recommend this beer enough.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 23:17:16 | More by watermelon
Eye of the Hawk from Mendocino Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 790 ratings.