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Eye Patch Ale - Monday Night Brewing

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Eye Patch AleEye Patch Ale

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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 2
Gots: 28 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Monday Night Brewing visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Cyberkedi on 08-09-2011

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Ratings: 162 | Reviews: 33
Photo of smcolw
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smallish head but it lasts. Nice blanket of lace. Light amber color. Clear.

Great blend of pale malt and floral hop.

The taste is rather predictable with a straight forward peppery bitterness. Moderate aftertaste. One dimensional but no errors.

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.02/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium amber (12) and loose white foam. Grassy citrus hop nose. Lemon start, semi sweet malt middle, orange juice and pine finish - very nice. Medium lite mouthfeel. Dry hoppy ending. I'd drink again.

Photo of tillmac62
2.67/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

No BOD. Pours a cloudy orange amber. Outstanding head volume, lacing and retention.

Very nice nose of tropical (mango, pineapple) hops, a hint of pine, biscuit malt and a rye like spicy undertone.

Heavy light body with a weak smoothness. Almost normal carbonation with a very slight effervescence in the finish.

The flavor profile is below average. It is a quite intense off flavored grapefruit rind with no trace of balancing malt. The middle is a continuation of the poor flavor as is the finish. Moderate bitterness.

Photo of mothmanscott
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy deep gold producing 2 fingers of frothy, white, moderately lasting head that leaves motes, sheets, streaks & webs of lace. Aroma is pineapple, juicy sweet apple & dough heavy with hints of caramel malt, citrus & floral hop hints. Taste is less robust exhibiting tropical fruit, floral & citrus hops with caramel malt in the background. Finishes bittersweet with rye spice that transitions into a resinous bitter hop bite, prickly & astringent aftertaste that has hints of ethyl acetate. Odd balance of hop bitterness & malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly slick with moderate carbonation & astringent aftertaste. Supposedly has a low level of rye but the rye is readily detectable. Pushing the envelope on the IPA style, what it lacks in overall aroma & taste it makes up in uniqueness of overall package. A very divergent IPA.

Photo of jwiley42
3.11/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pretty good GA IPA - easy drinker

Photo of flagmantho
3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a moderate haze and a light effervescence. Head is a thin layer of frothy ivory foam.

Smell: sweet and malty with some piney, grassy hops. Serviceable.

Taste: again, on the sweet and malty side. Hops are a bit muddled, and bitterness is relatively low for the style. Not bad, but nothing special.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and a very good creaminess. This is the beer's best attribute.

Overall: this beer isn't terrible, but it's rather uninspiring.

Photo of Curlybash
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

I've had a couple beers from Monday Night Brewing before, and I've been trying alot of IPA's lately so I picked this up in a variety 6er. here goes nothing

Appearance- hazy copper.. Big pillowy white head, about 1.5 fingers. lots of lace.
Aroma- Hops, lemon zest, spicy. A little unimpressive
Taste- Tropical hops, lemon zest. followed by typical IPA bitter dryness, although it's pretty mild compared to other more complex ipas. A little like chewing on a lemon peel, but in a good way. This might be better really cold on a hot day. Very drinkable.
Mouthfeel- Light. Fizzy carbonation compliments the crispness of this ale.
Overall: A little underwhelming, but most IPA i've had are pretty complex so i don't see anything wrong with a crisp, drinkable IPA.

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a medium golden amber color with a tiny white fizzy head. The head fades very fast leaving a bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is mainly of a sweeter smell being a mix of caramel, toffee, and some tropical fruits of mango and papaya. There is only a very light level of hop smell in this one, with just a hint of grapefruit and herbal hop. With a little bit of a doughy smell the aroma is overall very fruity and sweet.

Taste – The taste begins with a doughty and bready flavor mixed with some hop of a grapefruit nature as well as some sweetness of a caramel and tropical fruit flavor. These flavors remain relatively constant throughout the taste with only the tropical fruit flavors getting slightly stronger as the taste moves on to the end. Some more hop flavors of an earthy and pine nature come to the tongue more toward the end of the taste and with the increase in the tropical fruits and all the other flavors that acted as a base for the flavor profile, it ends leaving a sweet and more lightly hopped (for an IPA) flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is actually rather thick and chewy for a brew of only 6.2 % abv with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. For the lighter hop flavors, the thinner carbonation and thicker body actually were quite nice as they accentuated these lighter flavors in comparison to the sweeter and beadier flavors of the brew; giving it a more IPA like quality than it otherwise would have had.

Overall – While a bit light in the hop profile for an IPA, the flavors all melded rather well together and made for an easy drinking brew. For the style not really appropriate overall, it should be labeled as an APA as this would be a great drinking brew for that style.

Photo of iheartmyTHO
4.28/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm very pleased with this ale. It's very balanced, not too hoppy or malty. You definitely get a good hop taste but not overly bitter. Lots of very nice citrus and floral notes. It almost reminded me of drinking hot jasmine tea in regards to the floral notes. Very pleasant to drink and would be nice to drink on a warm spring day.

Photo of SplitsAtoms
2.97/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Appearance is decent but almost no head. Aroma had a slight sour funk on it both times i tried this. Taste has minimal hops and hints of malt, with sour notes as well. Feels a bit overly carbonated for the style, but it works ok with the minimal hop flavors. Overall, this is not really a great example of an IPA and not one I would choose if another IPA was available, which is too bad because this is a local Atlanta brewer and we need all we can get out here. It might be a good introductory for those used to only light beers.

Photo of Mojo
3.84/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle -> Samuel Adams Perfect pint glass

A - pours up a cloudy gold with a one finger white head, good retention, and good lacing.

S - very powerful citrus smell with a little pine and bread.

T - very malty upfront, abundant citrusy notes with grapefruit predominant, bitter finish with metallic undertone.

M - well carbonated with a bit of an aftertaste

O - overall decent, although there are better IPAs out there.

Photo of TexicanMike
3.84/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass from a bottle.

Very low/no head. Carbonation seems weak.

Beautiful orange color that is a bit cloudy.

Very nice floral/citrus odors.

Taste is malty with a subtle bite that isn't overpowering.

Good mouth feel and not too dry.

Overall a sessionable IPA from a solid Atanta Brewery.

Photo of brewskifan55
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass

A: Opaque amber with a white half-finger head that dissipates to big bubbles. Decent lacing.

S: Citrusy; oranges and piney hops mingle for a pleasant aroma.

T: Well balanced, semi-sweet. Caramel malts blend with grapefruit hops. Not overtly bitter. Smooth.

M: Medium with medium carbonation.

O: Another winner from this Atlanta brewery. Glad I discovered them while in town.

Photo of ryho
4.42/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I originally gave this beer a 4 (simpler rating system), but after drinking many more beers,I've tried this again. Now I'm giving it about a 4.5

Photo of jeonseh
3.6/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark, hazy orange with no head. 3.5

S - Orange hops, slight orange peel, caramel malt

T - Orange, citrusy hops balanced with a good dose of caramel malt. Light alcohol near the end that warms the mouth. Slight floral in the finish

M - Medium body with average carbonation that makes it easy to drink. A crispness near the finish and a slight hop resin lingers on.

O - A really nice and drinkable IPA with good citrus flavors balanced with a slight bitterness

Photo of rajendra82
3.19/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Orange amber body was clear, and the carbonation gentle. The head was one finger thick. The aroma was maltier than a typical IPA, with smells of caramel and toffee, and grassy hops. The taste was a little too vegetal for my liking, with some cooked corn showing up. There was a metallic bitterness to the beer. The beer was medium thick in the mouth, and the finish was dry. A little underwhelming, if you ask me.

Photo of Jadjunk
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

"The earthy deliciousness of Cascade and Magnum hops, combined with upfront malt flavor, and balanced with a pirate's sensibilities. Our Eye Patch Ale is a uniquely drinkable take on the American IPA - sweet caramel, citrusy flowers and swashbuckling adventure abound with every pint." Brewed in the style of an American IPA. One of the Three Monday Night Year round beers, and one of their two launch offerings.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Monday Night Brewing's Pint glass. Served north of 54º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy grey-white head of a light crisp consistency. Body color is a bright golden amber with a mild haze and moderate relaxed carbonation. Lacing is light and spotty and the retention is average at best. The winningest part of the appearance is the body tone. 3.25

(Smell) Aroma consists of a medium hop presence of fruity, floral and earthy varieties. Some hints of spicy hops are also notable. The malt profile is mildly biscuity but overall simple, light and approachable. Bitterness is moderate at best. The aroma isn't particularly bright or exciting, but it's certainly passable and follows true to style. 3.5

(Taste) Bitterness is a bit more forward in the flavor, with a wave of grassy, floral and perhaps even piney hop resins up front. The malt bill is also notably deeper than pale malts, with a more rugged texture, it still manages for clean drinking. It finishes off mildly dry with a hint of bready rye for some depth and a clean floral hop note with a mild lingering bitterness. I'm pleased to have a local brewed IPA with a fair balance between hop and malt character. Neither go over the top but both certainly are telling of their components, and gel together nicely. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is largely smooth with a touch of mild grain around the edges. Carbonation is fuzzy and crisp, a bit too invasive in places. Body is medium+ for a standard American IPA, shy of medium overall. Alcohol presence is light. There aren't too many glaring off characters in this beer, yet a choice of exclusively passive hop characters doesn't do the best job at covering some points of alcohol. 3

(Overall) Overall this is a decent-constructed IPA. My favorite part is the malt character, it could have been far blander than it was. The hop selection is a combination of mild alpha hops for a passive hop flavor and bitterness, neither are bursting forward in the taste, and fans of IPA balance could certainly savor what this beer brings to the table. A decent mainstay in the Monday Night Catalog. 3.5

Monday Night Brewing's
Monday Night Eye Patch IPA

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 12oz bottle picked up at Total Wine. Great to see another local atlanta brewery bottled and in retail stores

A - Golden with a slight amber hue, tiny bit of head and no real lacing left on the glass as the beer drains

S - Mild hoppy aroma, more on the citrus side. Big malt otter backbone

T - Big malt character. Slightly hoppy, and finishes like a pilsner, not bitter at all, which is slightly odd for an IPA?

M - Light bodied and very well carbonated. Sizzles on the tongue.

O - Definitely comes across as a slightly hoppy pale ale. Malt character is more upfront than usual IPA's. Pretty easy to drink and enjoyable, but I dig my IPA's with some more bitterness, especially at the end

Photo of alk3kenny
3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

looks like a good ipa except for the head that is gone pretty quick smell is decent some hops piney some citrus not an overpowering hop character. Taste is clean some hops nice malt backbone... very easy on the palate and mouth. Could drink a few of these no problem. For a brewery called monday night this a a perfect ipa since I could drink this monday night, tuesday night... etc my favorite ipa no but a very nice ipa and sessionable as well...

Photo of Jekyll
3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

After being blown away by the brewerys drafty kilt scottish ale i was a little let down by this offering. Wanting to support another new brewery in the ATL area (they seem to be popping up everywhere which is awesome) I tried this and honestly it is ok. Comparing it to the other local ipa's quite frankly it pales in comparison... literaly. Sesmed more like a pale ale than an IPA to me. But to spread the love localy I highly recommend drafty kilt by these guys.

Photo of TheSeeker61
4.31/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is a rye and pours a half inch and the nose is of rye and like others the rye makes this a stellar ipa for me as I like rye ipas. The mouthfeel is moderate. Overall, I really enjoy this offering. Interesting I stayed away as I didn't think this was a worthy IPA but after enjoying two and on a third this is a worthy offering.

Photo of Rifugium
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

First had: bottle, as an extra in a trade from--I think--dazedandconfused

Clear copper pour with a fizzy white head that receded to a thin ringlet, slight lacing. Meek aroma, floral, grassy, toasted grains. Taste was hop-driven, bitter, slightly metallic, again floral and grassy, light biscuity malts and toasted grains. A pretty average IPA all in all. Light-medium body, slightly sticky, with the bitterness lasting into the aftertaste. Decent.

Photo of godlessape
4.23/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had this one out of a bottle and into a pint glass at the greatest little beer bar on planet earth--The Porter, in Atlanta.

The body is a dark orangey amber with a nice head that actually stays about a finger tall for the duration.

With the aroma, the sweetness shares the same airspace as hoppyness. I'm picking up a caramel marmalade along with the floral and citrusy Cascade and Magnum hops.

This brew has a great and unique flavor to it, that I think has something to do with the use of rye in the malt. I'm noticing a lot of balance here with the Maris Otter malt base, spicy rye notes, and hop bitterness.

The mouthfeel is heavy, with a crisp zesty carbonation.

Overall a fantastic brew, that I would most definitely recommend.

Photo of pixieskid
3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this on tap last year while visiting GA and out of the bottle just a few days ago, while visiting GA... bottle version was much more impressive than tap but my guess is that the main reason was that these guys now have a legit brewery and are working out the quirks of their new system.

Pours a deep orange hue with a white head.

Nose; floral and some grassiness, a bit of citrus.

Taste; in typically GA Ipa fashion, it's hoppy (more on the grassy/herbal side) but with a restrained bitterness, clean and quite drinkable. Nothing to write home about but I was pleasantly surprised and honestly impressed. Next time I'm in the ATL area, I look forward to visiting their facility.

Mouthfeel; clean and a bit slick. Wouldn't call it crisp but very drinkable.

Overall; if you're in the area, definitely worth trying.

Photo of Powderhornphil
2.89/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours a bronze orange. Little head no lacing.

The nose is pretty mild and uninspiring. Light malt sweetness.

Taste is suble malty orange jam.

Extremely low carbonation, nearly flat mid-way through the glass.

It's beer and I'm drinking it, but I don't forsee drinking it again.

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Eye Patch Ale from Monday Night Brewing
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