Eye of the Hawk
Mendocino Brewing Company

Eye of the HawkEye of the Hawk
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From:
Mendocino Brewing Company
 
United States
Style:
American Strong Ale
Ranked #139
ABV:
8%
Score:
83
Ranked #24,327
Avg:
3.66 | pDev: 13.66%
Reviews:
497
Ratings:
980
Status:
Active
Rated:
Wednesday at 05:44 AM
Added:
Nov 04, 2000
Wants:
  25
Gots:
  115
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Copper colored on our with small silky beige head. Aroma is hops and malt, nicely blended. Taste follows the same pattern with some fruit sweetness. Mouthfeel is heavy and slick, pleasant aftertaste. Vastly underrated, this one.
Wednesday at 05:44 AM
 
Rated: 4.3 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Feb 04, 2023
 
Rated: 3.85 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 22, 2021
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Reviewed by JustCamIt from Virginia

3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bought on sale recently not knowing brewery has been defunct for over a year.

A: hazy rust-orange with tan scant head

S: floral, nutmeg, and pound cake

T: caramel, golden raisins, and a hint of spruce resin

M: mediumish-light with a fair quantity of carbonation

O: A simple straightforward low hops ale. Easy, too easy, drinking at 8.0 abv. Quaffed a serving in a few minutes before dinner then had another during dinner.

Disappointed I discovered this a year after production ended.
Feb 18, 2019
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Reviewed by tkdchampxi from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Not a bad beer. Had aged from 2014 in 2018. Tastes like a standard American Strong Ale. Malty with notes of dark fruit, though not very boozy. Could have mistaken for a Belgian dubbel easily.
Nov 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3.53 by GClarkage from California

Aug 07, 2018
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Reviewed by BigD from California

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.
Mar 31, 2018
 
Rated: 4.3 by Cabindan from California

Feb 15, 2018
 
Rated: 3.79 by dctarga from California

Jan 28, 2018
 
Rated: 3.56 by BennyProfane from California

Jan 28, 2018
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Reviewed by goodbeergoodfood from North Carolina

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
Dec 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3.66 by Just-the-sip from California

Dec 28, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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.
Nov 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.8 by Jacob_Hargis from California

Sep 10, 2017
 
Rated: 3.9 by BuxMontBeerLover from Pennsylvania

Jun 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3.49 by Boone757 from Virginia

Jun 28, 2017
 
Rated: 3.25 by BabaBeer from California

Jun 13, 2017
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Reviewed by ordybill from Georgia

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.
May 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.24 by zachary80 from Indiana

May 25, 2017
 
Rated: 3.38 by cmbeddoe7997 from Texas

May 19, 2017
Eye of the Hawk from Mendocino Brewing Company
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 980 ratings