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:
#35,798
Reviews:
494
Ratings:
975
pDev:
13.66%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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22
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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jodio
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikey440
3.35/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of madelf66
3.54/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marvicsin
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dovers
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of eldoctorador
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Jellybear523
3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle at Shamus T Bones, Eureka, CA on 06/01/16.

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3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bottle. I couldn't find a date of any kind.

Pours a 24 karat gold with a substantial head of foam that shrinks to aboot a quarter inch. Some nice lacing.

I get caramel malt, fruity hops, some booze in the smell.

Caramel malt and fruity tastes up front, mild bitterness mid palate, sweetish finish along with some alcohol and alcohol burning.

Medium body and carbonation.

A bit of a different bird here. I enjoyed the bottle and may pick up another.

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3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.63/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of DaveBar
3.81/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Got as a gift! 12oz bottle served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a tiny 1/2" high white head that films out within a minute or two. Very dark gold colour and unfiltered

S- Nice hops and malt. Sweet

T- Heavy malt and sugar. Decent hops but light unfortunately. Heat and slight spice. Hope this was not an old one.

M- Dry and tart

O- Not a bad imperial ale but not great either. Does a few things well like malt but hops too light. Just needs some tweaking to the recipe.

Food Pairing

This nice little brew went well with....... Grilled salmon with a cream dill sauce (add butter to the cream) and light veggies such as asparagus or fiddleheads on the side. It's that time of year for spring leeks too!

Enjoy

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3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kitschiguy
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Writing as I drink.

Poured a cloudy, light brown with no head.

Nose is nice with lots of fruit and malt.

Palate is good. Complex with fruitcake, molasses, becoming sweet with an alcohol presence on the finish and fairly hoppy.

Mouth is quite good.

Overall this is an interesting beer, complex with some unusual flavours and aromas. Very nice.

Recommended.

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

Eye of the Hawk from Mendocino Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 975 ratings