Eye Patch Ale | Monday Night Brewing

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Eye Patch AleEye Patch Ale

Brewed by:
Monday Night Brewing
Georgia, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of illpass78
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pint on draft at TGI Friday's in the Atlanta airport. BC won some bowl games while I was here.

Appearance: Reasonably clear straw/gold. Two-finger soapy head.

Aroma: Some pine, hops, fruit. Not overpowering.

Taste: Follows nose. Some apricot and grapefruit. Pretty typical midrange IPA. Slightly bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Typical for style. Doesn't crush the palate. Good companion for a burger.

Overall: Decent IPA. Doesn't standout from the crowd, and overpriced at $7 a pint, but then again I am in an airport.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Type: 16-oz. draft
Glass: Clear shaker pint glass
From: Ted’s Montana Café in Atlanta, Ga.
Price: $6
Purchased: Dec. 8, 2016
Consumed: Dec. 8, 2016
Reviewed as: American IPA
Misc.: N/A

Not a great selection on the menu (in fact, even their bison burger was not that good), so I went with the local option. Had heard of Monday Night Brewing looking at the Atlanta beer scene before my trip, but did not go looking for it. Kind of excited to try it.

Poured a light amber clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of white frothy head when I got it. Some bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Excellent lacing. Outstanding retention. (Sight - 4.25)

Smelled pine, caramel, some herbal, Cascade and Citra. Seemed to me somewhat dry. (Smell - 3.50)

Taste followed the nose, reminding me of something that came out about five years ago. Pine, herbal, wet Cascade, Citra and very soapy. (Taste - 3.50)

Light body. Thin texture. Soft carbonation. Abrupt finish. (Feel - 3.50)

I probably overrated this overall. Just an OK IPA. (Overall - 3.50)

3.55 | 81 | B

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

Had a pint on draft at Terra Terrior in Atlanta. Pretty, clear copper color with a fluffy off-white head that held its shape well and provided a little bit of lacing down the glass. Picked up pine and biscuit on the nose initially, with citrus, caramel, and a light yeast filling out the balanced aroma. Very balanced flavor profile, as well, with plenty of sharp citrus and bitter pine but quite a hearty backbone of caramel, cracker, and cereal grains that created a very nicely rounded overall sip. Body was medium in terms of both body and carbonation, a little less noteworthy than the rest of the experience. Wanted something local and on tap and didn't have overly high expectations, but this was a very solid beer. Not sure it necessarily stood out in an extremely crowed APA/IPA world, but I enjoyed it and would gladly drink it again if I saw it on a menu.

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Photo of Tone
3.76/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy maize color. 1/5 inch head of an off-white color. Decent retention and slight lacing. Smells of floral hops, citrus hops, slight yeast, sweet malt, caramel malt, and a hint of alcohol. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of floral hops, citrus hops, earthy malt, slight yeast, sweet malt, caramel malt, and a hint of alcohol. Overall, weak appearance, good aroma, blend, and body.

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Photo of Extol
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - copper in color. Smell - piney smell, some malt in it too. Taste - piney with a very light tropical taste. Not bad. Overall - good, not great. But nothing I'd be ashamed of drinking.

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Photo of George_in_Georgia
4.26/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great misnamed ALE
Got this hoping for an IPA? But had to figure out what it was..... If the benchmark for APA is old faithful Sierra Nevada Pale Ale then this is a different category. It reminded me more of a Sam Adams. Anyhow 20 Taco Mac ounces later I'm no worse for the wear and would order this one again. Just don't think you're getting a bright hoppy anything. This is an Ale and a great one at that.

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Photo of neenerzig
4.06/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My brother brought me a 6 pack of different beers from this brewery when he came home to Cleveland to visit from Atlanta . Thanks Mark! Poured out of a 12 oz. bottle into one of my pint glasses, this beer pours a somewhat cloudy/hazy, medium copper golden color with a nice, fluffy, slightly tan/off-white head that is about 1/2 to 2/3 of an inch thick when first poured. Pretty solid retention too here, and nice lacing to boot. Aromas of slightly toasted, bready caramel malts along with some piney hops along with hints of mango and papaya. Has a slightly doughy, bready, slightly toasted, grainy, cereal like, slightly sweet, malt flavor that vies way to a citrus, piney hop bitterness with hints of mango and papaya. Good balance of flavors, as the hop bitterness is not over the top, but there certainly is a lingering bitterness following each sip in the aftertaste. Has a somewhat crisp, yet smooth, frothy, somewhat creamy, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate to heavy carbonation. Easy to drink in a good way. A pretty solid IPA here all around.


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

There isn't anything remarkable about this one, but if you're looking for a nice simple and tasty ipa that will be pleasant enough while letting you focus on other things, this does the trick. Nice balance between the caramalt and some light pine and faint citrus...flavors aren't that big, but it is still pleasant. Light but still enjoyable body, medium carbonation...goes down very easy.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This is a nice-looking IPA. Thick white head, lots of sticky lace. Unfortunately, there isn't much else going on. Faint sweet malt aroma, minimal hops. The taste followed the nose. A little caramel, not much hops.

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

On tap at Hop City. From notes. Reviewed 10 August 2015.
Dark amber clear. It smells like candied grapefruit.
That's a good AIPA! Balanced and pleasant, with obvious floral notes and light fruit, both citrus and berries.
Enjoyable, but not special.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Hazy light amber color, thin head disappears. Tropical nose, mango. Taste is a little watered down. There is some caramel sweetness there and some earthy piney hops, but nothing stands out. Taste is not bad, just no real pop. Very dry finish. Mouthfeel on thin side. Overall an average pale ale, drinkable.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of ordybill
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap from Johnny’s Pizza in Douglasville GA Aroma- a nice citrus aroma with a hint of bread yeast Appearance - A murky gold with a white head Taste - Citrus and malt with a bitter finish Palate- medium bodied with good carbonation Overall - not a bad brew, I prefer other styles form Monday Night Brewing

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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.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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