Eye Patch Ale - Monday Night Brewing

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Ratings: 173
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 11.83%
Wants: 2
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Monday Night Brewing visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Cyberkedi on 08-09-2011

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Photo of chinchill
3.99/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Review reflects [1] Initial release version contract brewed by Thomas Creek (SC) and [2]modified with tasting in April 2013 at MN Brewing.

A - slightly hazy (only initial version) out of the tap; light amber. Off-white head is thin but has decent duration. Visible carbonation. Leaves a rather full coat of foam on the glass.

Aroma: Hoppy aroma with caramel malt strongly present but more in the background. Hints of citrus

M: Lively but excellent carbonation. Crisp with medium body.

T - very good flavor but neither strong nor especially hoppy for style. This was particularly obvious, perhaps, because the preceding beer was the very flavorful and hoppy Sweetwater IPA.

O - very drinkable but not bold IPA. Just enough hoppiness to qualify as an IPA, this mellow IPA is the best of their 3 regular, bottled brews.

Revisited with a pint at P'cheen.

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 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 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 ThickNStout
2.46/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

32oz growler from Moondog Growler (Marietta, GA). Served in a Souther Tier snifter. 

Pours clear orange amber with 3 fingers of pillowy head. Mild lacing.

Mild aroma of floral hops and bread. Pretty weak. 

The taste is all bitter and floral hops with some sweet biscuit. Long floral bitter aftertaste. 

Medium light bodied with decent carbonation. Mildly resinous. 

I'd be lying if I said it was bad but it just isn't what I look for in an IPA. There are too many other truly great IPAs for me to ever return here. 

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 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 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 box299
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

good enough beer for drinking local in Atlanta.
the mouthfeel and taste is what I would expect from a southern IPA. very light with no traces of flavor. good to drink if you just sweated your ass off getting to the bar.

appearance: good color no lace at all.

Photo of clcross
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Very drinkable beer for an afternoon on the deck. Nice citrus up front with a very slight piney middle. Easy drinking dry hop taste throughout. Not quite the hop punch that I look for, but still a good overall beer.

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 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 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 JoLight
2.77/5  rDev -22%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Filtered, amber body. A white head that dissipates into a nice, thin layer of foam and leaves some lacing.

Aroma: very piney. All hops. Smells like a goddamned pine tree, but less appealing.

Taste: Floral and piney hops. A little graininess. That's all. No maltiness.

Finishes very dry, and is through-and-through one of the most unappealing beers I've ever had. Way too dry and hop-heavy. And by 'hop-heavy', I mean it tastes like hops and water, and maybe a little sawdust.

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 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.

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 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 mweso2000
3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Had this on tap at firkin and griffin. Amber color not much head by the time I got the beer. For an IPA this had pretty weak hop flavor. Closer to a pale ale. The beer was very drinkable though and had a pleasant flavor, just not an IPA. If they could up the hop profile this beer has potential.

Photo of knotes1963
4.08/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Works very well with ribs from Fat Matt's in Atlanta.

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 jmikepool
4.53/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a good beer

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 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.

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Eye Patch Ale from Monday Night Brewing
81 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.