Eye Patch Ale
Monday Night Brewing

Eye Patch AleEye Patch Ale
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Style:
American IPA
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
82
Avg:
3.59 | pDev: 11.14%
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
233
From:
Monday Night Brewing
 
Georgia, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  3
Gots
  83
SCORE
82
Good
Eye Patch AleEye Patch Ale
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Reviews: 47 | Ratings: 233
Reviews by bluetrevian:
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Photo of OldTime
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of jaswilson2
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of socon67
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
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 jeff1973
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheSeeker61
4.31/5  rDev +20.1%
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.

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Photo of ajdemma
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ObiBeerCanobi
4.11/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of random846
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of BeerDawgs
3.51/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 12oz bottle picked up at Total Wine. Great to see another local atlanta brewery bottled and in retail stores

A - Golden with a slight amber hue, tiny bit of head and no real lacing left on the glass as the beer drains

S - Mild hoppy aroma, more on the citrus side. Big malt otter backbone

T - Big malt character. Slightly hoppy, and finishes like a pilsner, not bitter at all, which is slightly odd for an IPA?

M - Light bodied and very well carbonated. Sizzles on the tongue.

O - Definitely comes across as a slightly hoppy pale ale. Malt character is more upfront than usual IPA's. Pretty easy to drink and enjoyable, but I dig my IPA's with some more bitterness, especially at the end

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Photo of FUwolfpacker
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of PEIhop
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of gentlystewed
4.23/5  rDev +17.8%
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.

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Photo of ColSanders123
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of mklisz
3.29/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of OMsweetOM
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThickNStout
2.46/5  rDev -31.5%
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. 

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Photo of BeerNDoggerel
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of PaulMc
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of brewskifan55
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass

A: Opaque amber with a white half-finger head that dissipates to big bubbles. Decent lacing.

S: Citrusy; oranges and piney hops mingle for a pleasant aroma.

T: Well balanced, semi-sweet. Caramel malts blend with grapefruit hops. Not overtly bitter. Smooth.

M: Medium with medium carbonation.

O: Another winner from this Atlanta brewery. Glad I discovered them while in town.

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Photo of JoLight
2.77/5  rDev -22.8%
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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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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Eye Patch Ale from Monday Night Brewing
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 233 ratings