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RATINGS: 851   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Eye of the Hawk is an excellent, strong, rich bodied ale that is "Bottle Conditioned" to perfection. "Eye" is coppery reddish-amber in color and its unique taste is the result of a judicious mix of caramel and pale malted barley, balanced with Cluster, Cascade and Saaz hops. This gives the Eye its luxurious flavor, substantial mouth-feel and that slightly dry finish.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GDSlimSlam99 (3) - California, USA - JUN 12, 2001 does not count
This is one of my favorites. Strong, strong beer without the strong, strong sting. Mendicino made a masterpiece with this brew. I strongly suggest you give it a shot.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
toddroberts44 (1) - Rocklin, California, USA - FEB 17, 2005 does not count
love it, I drink this stuff until I hurl. This is the best beer in the whole world.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
robjohns71 (8) - RAMONA DR, California, USA - APR 14, 2012 does not count
GREAT STRONG BEER NOT BETTER NOT FILLING JUST WRITE GOOD AS WHITE HAWK IPA YOU CAN BUY IT BEVMO WALNUT CREEK CA I GIVE IT 5 STARS

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerman08 (17) - USA - DEC 11, 2003
I admit I'm a youngster compared to everyone else here. I told myself a sixer of this would be like a twelver of Busch. Not cool on my part. I neglected the fact that it would fill me up much more than Busch and I definately drank it much faster. In the end I ended up wicked fuck up. But anyways, enough of me reminising about my youth, if had drank this like I should have it would have had a much more enjoyable experience.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drinker33 (1) - - NOV 23, 2013 does not count
Love Eye of the Hawk! The amber color is right in tune with the season. Tastes slightly sweet. Great finish also.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonMoore (1886) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2005
Pale amber coloured with frothy white head. Nice hoppy, sweet (honey) aroma. very nice hoppy but well balanced taste. Lovely mouthfeel, full bodiedl. Tasty, dry finish. A very drinkable 8%er (well hid alcohol). Excellent.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2006
Bottle. Nice pour, medium but long lasting head. A honey and hoppy aroma that suggests lots of flavor to come. Lively on the palette, a mature livation that admirably covers its intense alcohol level. Expertly hopped to give a somewhat clean finish, considering all the flavor thats included. Like drinking a beer from the medieval era. American Classic. Excellent!!!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cybercat (3440) - Georgia, USA - JUL 1, 2007
Aroma is strong and very malty, inviting a taste. Pours a dark amber-brown with a thick, light tan head. Flavor is strong and rich, very malty but with some hoppiness and bitterness, a bit of a smoky hint. It leaves a tingle on the tongue and just a little bitterness. Definitely a superior ale.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
ronaldtheriot (1312) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 18, 2014
Mendocino Eye of the Hawk has a thin, cream-colored head, a murky, copper appearance, strong bubble streams, and very little lacing left behind. The aroma is of pungent, rich, sweet, spiced bread, and dark bread crust. Taste is of sugar, caramel, dark bread crust, light fruits (dates or figs), some bitterness, and noticeable alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Mendocino Eye of the Hawk finishes wet, sweet, and heavy. RJT

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2007
Mendocino Eye of the Hawk Select Ale 12 oz bottle Medium pour in an English Pint Unknown brewing (recent?), flown into 05/07 Poured a clear bronze with a huge rocky fully lasting light brown head with good lacing. Smelt of strong caramel, citrus, spruce. Taste was upfront strong sweet barley sugar (sucre d’orge) and moderate bitter earthy moss yeast and light sweet and sour citrus followed by a strong earthy and spruce bitterness Palate was medium bodied, softly carbonated, creamy on a dry finish and lightly astringent. Overall, this is a very pleasant unique taste in a strong ale. Very balanced and drinkable, with gutsy earthy flavors.


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