Tuesday, April 2, 2013

If you want an Arrogant Bastard, but you don't want to pay as much and you don't want to enjoy it as much, then Eye of the Hawk, an American Strong Ale by Mendocino Brewing Company, is for you. It pours copper red with less than a finger of head. The aroma is malt, caramel, a little bit of a pumpkin/squash kind of thing, too. The flavor is malt and alcohol. Malt liquor comes to mind. There’s a little hop in the finish. 8% ABV is apparent. If you’re looking to get smashed in a hurry this might be what you’re looking for. If you’re looking for something to sip and enjoy, well ... look elsewhere.