Eye of the Hawk | Mendocino Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company
United States
mendobrew.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-04-2000

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,856
Reviews:
494
Ratings:
976
pDev:
13.66%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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22
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Photo of GClarkage
3.53/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigD
5/5  rDev +36.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very sad to say tha Mendocino Brewing Co. just went out of business, and my favorite offering is no longer available. It has been in my rotation for quite a few years, after deciding I liked it better than Red Tail Ale. Mendocino Brewing is located in my region of the country and was one of the early micro brews in Ca, Red Tail Ale was one of the first micro brews I ever tried, and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale became my go to for many years, until Lagunitas IPA replaced it. I will miss it.

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Photo of Cabindan
4.3/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dctarga
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BennyProfane
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of goodbeergoodfood
3.39/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look it's an orange a dark Amber.
Smell is caramel, brown sugar, citris , spruce and Bubblegum.
Tastes very sweet caramel bitter combination.
Mouthful is quite effervescent good thing go to the tongue nice carbonation good overall mouth feel.
Overall this is a pretty good beer if you like this type of Red Ale Style Beer you should like this but do you think it's a bit too sweet but it has a good flavor

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Photo of Just-the-sip
3.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.57/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter, the appearance was a semi-rugged dark amber/red color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Not much lace, seemed somewhat filmy yet bubbly and gone within seconds.
The aroma had some sweet caramel/toffee smooth malts, light nuttiness, light wafer and ended with a little bit of grassy to citrusy hops.
The flavor was moderately sweet pulling some bitterness in from the faint citrusy hops. Nice aftertaste of those malts, hops seem barely a part of the aftertaste, but I didn't mind.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV seemed to be as projected. Malty leaning finish.
Overall, pretty good as an American strong ale. I could come back to.

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Photo of Jacob_Hargis
3.8/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Boone757
3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BabaBeer
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ordybill
4.44/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a slightly cloudy amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is slight hops and sweet yeast. The taste is malt and hops. A very good beer.

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Photo of zachary80
3.24/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kitekid
4.04/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

from a 22 oz. bomber into an imperial pint
-beautiful slightly hazy amber with a creamy off-white head
-malt, slightly sweet nose
-sweet, crisp, and "malty" with a vague hint of citrus
-nice carbonation, a bit of an astringent finish (not a bad thing)
-very delicious and potentially dangerous given its 8% ABV. Fortunately, I only bought one bomber.

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Photo of emwilke
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KatyBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really liked it.

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Photo of G_Shoe
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JeffKowalek
2.25/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of mds1101
4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wattie83
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ffshore545
3.84/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dface
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Rdc67
3.52/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Eye of the Hawk from Mendocino Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 976 ratings