Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 30, 2002
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Another trainwreck from one of most consistently bad breweries in California. I have yet to taste a beer from these schmucks that merits me ever buying more than one single bottle. This IPA is sour, spritzy and thoroughly unpleasant. No hops, either. If that doesnít signal a death knell for an IPA, I donít know what does.
DaSilky1 (2604) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 the metallic orange color seeped into the head and a pink foamy top resulted..the aroma screamed in a hoppy shrill..Starts out weakly representing the style with cumbersome malts.. but subsided they did and from the woodwork came the hops..brilliant bitterness of fresh hops elevated the whole experience to a tad above the average indian.. Not bad..
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 4, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper color. Slightly hazy. Medium head. Aroma of yeast (bananas), alcohol, slight malt, and hops. Bitter. Malty flavor. Yeasty! Medium body. This beer really reminds me of a Belgian from the yeast. Iíve heard theyíve suffered some infections lately and this might be from a funky batch, but I like it. Good combination of Belgian-style yeastiness with banana esters plus malt and hop bitterness. Damn fine!
ejmoosa (3) - USA - OCT 28, 2002 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden Color, even head. Not an overwhelming flavor. Bitter aftertaste.
beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 26, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange gold color, Medium foamy head. Big hop aroma. A medium bodied IPA. Hops, hops and more hops. Hoppy and then hoppy some more. Not a lot of malts. Hops dominate. A little grapefruity and hoppy. If you get the idea that this beer is hoppy, thank you. That all said it still tastes pretty good. Hoppy, but kind of smooth. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is bitter.
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 14, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This has a big grapefruit nose with lots of fresh flowers floating around. It pours deep gold with a solid white froth the forms a sustaining thick carpet. The beginning is big pine needles and an even bigger bitter citrus end. This is a nice IPA, but a bit unbalanced, I could use some malt participation, the piney hop bitter tends to dominate.
rich42 (128) - USA - SEP 16, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
uh oh - bitter beer face! the hawk on the front looks like he swallowed something that was a bit much for him - perhaps a bit of this ale. itís certainly hoppy - but I canít taste too much else. little malt and alchohol in there someplace. body is medium. not bad - but Iíll take their eye of the hawk or redtail ale over this any day.
Diego (79) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 3, 2002
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
EXCELLENT BEER. NICE MUSTY ALE NOSE TO IT AND A GORGEOUS TAN BOUQUET MAKES THIS A RATHER ATTRACTIVE BEER TO STARE AT. FLAVOR IS THE REAL PRIZE. WHITE HAWK IS PROBABLY (AND I HAVENíT CHECKED MY RATING LIST YET BUT) THE BEST IPA IíVE TASTED THUS FAR. REALLY NICE AND HOPPY, BITTER IF YOU WILL. A PERFECT SUMMER BEER AND DEFINITLY WORTH THE PRICE. OVERALL YOU CANíT LOSE IF YOUíRE A HOPHEAD.
Marc (485) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - SEP 2, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Decent IPA, Golden in color with a white self sustaining head with citrus and alcohol in the nose. Plentiful hops and a slightly oily mouthfeel but a bit sharp. Mellows as you make your way through the glass and a bit more malt becomes apparrent as it warms. Leaves a bitter hop taste in your mouth for a while after the last sip is taken. It can use a bit of refining but good none the less.
homebrew99 (2) - USA - AUG 22, 2002 does not count
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This beer just came out in bottles,8/02.Fairly well hopped. I think an IPA should have more hopps. Has a slight alcohol flavor but is overall a good IPA.I love hopps and this beer could use plenty more in my opinion. I will buy it again.