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RATINGS: 963   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3251) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 26, 2004
This is a nice golden colored IPA that carries a creamy white head that laces the glass and can hang around awhile too. The aroma is of lightly toasted caramel, citrus and is clean and refreshing. The flavor comes off as bitter with some malt sweetness underneath. Good dry finish. Very drinkable IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
labattblueleaf (225) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 24, 2004
Slight citrus in the flavor. Don't recognize the pine but I can taste a hint of caramel, although not in every sip. A medium orange in color with cloudiness. A decent IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2004
Nice copper color with thick head. Mellow hop aroma with an apparent carmel malt presence. It has a very manageable hop flavor with hints o fgrapefruit. Also displays a smooth carmel malt flavor that sits on the toung befor the citric hop flavor takes over.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - FEB 10, 2004
very light fruity hop aroma, golden with a snow white head, dry super bitter citrusy hops and a tad rubbery

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2004
Definitely high bitterness here. Thin to my palate, dry (as has been said) - a bit unusual in a way I can't quite put a finger on. Malty (not sweet) - this comes in a few minutes after the pour. Has a bit of rotting vegetable aroma. Gave me a shiver (could be the weather).

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 4, 2004
Winter Jubilee '04, Slightly hazy amber in color with a medium sized white head. Citrus aroma.Well made IPA with an assertive but not overdone bitterness and hop charcater.Clean,dry, finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fly (1431) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2004
Two bottles. One seemed as though it was not happy - flocculation? Did I say that right? Do I care? Yes and no. The second was crisp and good, though a bit rough in the bitterness. I much prefer some of their other beers. I do appreciate the gift (I know that a certain someon will read this)

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2004
Clear copper. Head odd-looking, chunky and a weird ashy gray. Nose is bitter, no real fruit or floral character. Same bitterness continues in the flavor, harsh without any corresponding hoppy bite or balancing malts. Not good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1528) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2004
Copper colored with a big beige head. Aroma of malt and piney hops. Flavor is malty at the start, with a very long and bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (4112) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2004
UPDATED: APR 3, 2004 Bottle from the Swan and Rushes, Leicester. Iridescent orange colour - hardly any head, but some lacing. Warm, fruity aroma: peach and raspberry. Soft on the intake, rising to a sharp IPA hop finish, like the white cliffs of Dover. A sharpish finish, lingering with pale IPA quality in the classic US style. Quite a rich mouthfeel, prickly all round grapefruit flavour - unrelenting. Cracking stuff!


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