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RATINGS: 964   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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White Hawk is a traditional IPA .The IPA recipe is based on the original 1880 brew that was sent to India for the British troops.The advent of India Pale Ale was born of a need to supply beer in the 1800’s to British troops in India. This hearty, heavily hopped ale was brewed to endure the rigors of the long voyage from Great Britain.

White Hawk Original IPA was launched in California in early 2002 to meet the demand for a unique India Pale Ale. Consumer response for White Hawk IPA exceeded expectations and it is fast gaining a loyal following both in 6 pack and on draft.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GoufCustom (1110) - HONG KONG - APR 30, 2014


355 ml bottle bought at Liquid Assets in Central.

Translucent amber colour with trunks of yeast particles; Half finger head and off-white foam which fades in 40 seconds; Excellent sticky lacing with slight carbonation; Fragrant and sweet aroma of Ale malt, with light grapefruit, strong caramel, strong molasses, toffee, raisins, dark fruits, faint alcohol, bread, yeast and faint grass; Medium sweet taste of Ale malt, with metallic, strong molasses, light grapefruit zest, light dark fruits, strong yeast, strong lime, sharp bitter hops and strawy grass; Mid to light body, slick palate; Mouth feel is sweet Ale with moderate maltyness and body. Zesty grapefruit and solid light plums / dark fruits. The rich caramel aroma was not carry onto the taste.Metallic was faded eventually. Booze is slightly biting. Loads of yeast but not too bready. Hmm…Hoppiness is zasty grapefruit and raisin / light dark fruit nose and taste. Bitterness is sharp strawy grass for a lasting and nice bitter finish; Dry aftertaste, Bitter and sharp grassy to mouth.

Comments: I think this one is a bit shaky and not as solid as other fancy craft brew IPAs. From aroma to taste, it’s strong but kind of fragile, trying hard to be a top dog with limited resources. I salute the effort, but that’s not good enough. Worth a try, though.

1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
emojams (9) - - MAR 24, 2014 does not count
Not crazy about this IPA , has little aroma , bitter aftertaste, it went down ok but not a buy again berr

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
crossovert (9564) - Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2014
A foul west coast IPA. Thin in body no sign of any type of west coast hops. Just awful.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (1979) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Nice tasty IPA. Aromas of tomato, cherry, tropical fruit. Taste ends with long subtle bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
matty (262) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy orange color with a white head that settles to a thin film. Aroma is mostly piney hops. Medium body, taste a little more of malt than hops with a slightly dry, slick finish. Not great, but I’ve had worse.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Not a very good IPA but very cheap and from traderjoes, drank on new years, okay

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomTron (427) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Hazy orange pour with a sudsy white head. Big time citrus aroma. Comes off a tad underwhelming but is I could see this as an entry level IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rondphoto (2940) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JAN 24, 2014
@ Party Town / Florence KY Nearly clear medium amber, 2" frothy head, lots of swirls of lace. Taste is sweet malt that adds moderate bitters in the finish. Not complex at all, but palatable. 7% seems a bit high for the taste.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (2086) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2014
A very smooth ipa that has a soapy aftertaste. Nice balance of hopps and citrus roun out the beer. Pours a deep orange incolor. Had at world of beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer5000 (5125) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2014
355 ml bottle. Slightly unclear deep golden body with a medium sized off-white head. Nice aroma of citric fruit and caramel malt. Flavor is sweet, caramel malt, biscuit, citric fruit and decent bitterness. Medium body and bitter aftertaste. A well-made, straight forward old school American IPA with malt balance. Nothing special but nothing wrong either. A decent thirst quencher.


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