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RATINGS: 943   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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 1800ís 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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ChainGangGuy (4280) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 22, 2007
Appearance: Pours a hazy golden-amber body with a foamy white head. Features a beltching hawk on label! Smell: Not the most florid aroma out there, thatís for sure. Some flowers and some citrus, mostly. Oh, and whatís this? Vanilla? Get oughta town! Taste: Initially sweet, with hints of toffee, orange, and...hm, well, thereís that vanilla again. Pureed peaches and pine needles just before the dry, bitter finish. Astringent in the back of throat upon swallowing. Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Moderate carbonation. A bit watery. Drinkability: A beer riddled with shortcomings. Oh, and about that odd vanilla-nicity, does anyone have any comment or opinion on this? I feel the search for the source of it will become an all-consuming obsession, and every moment until I find its source will be lost to depression and dwelling in regret and an overwhelming feeling that my life is not complete, that I cannot be happy, and that there is little point to getting up in the morning.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - AUG 15, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2008 Malted hop aroma, faint grassy smell. Flavour comes out weak...like hitting a brick wall and just sliding down. Mouthfeel is a bit slick and medium bodied. Some fine bitter notes in the aftertaste; but comes across more like a watery Pale Ale than a proper IPA. File under "meh..."

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Radek Kliber (6321) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 17, 2009
bottle 355 ml
Appearance: amber shaded brew with mid plus creamy top. Ring of lace noted. 3+
Nose: Hops but with something else that clashes , off fruity feel berry and alcohol.
Flavor/Palate : Soft bodied with toasted golden malt , bit grainy , hop sided. As aroma flavor is this one is not well paired. Hops donít work well with malt.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2003
I didn't care much for the one. Pretty light in color. Not much malt in the flavor not much "pine" not much "citrus". I am going to guess that it is more of an English style IPA, but even at that its not too good. Bitterness without much flavor.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
jgb9348 (4486) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 22, 2003
The beer pours out a very light golden colour with a frothy white head. The aroma is almost purely of hops, but not very strong. The taste of the beer is somewhat hoppy, but not balanced...there are no detectable malt characteristics, and the beer is therefore soemwhat 'watery'. The aftertaste is almost non-existant as well. Not a good represenation of the style, in my opinion.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2003
Medium orange. Chalky and foamy aroma. Weird sweet chardonay flavor. A bit sour. Overall this can simply be desribed as unenjoyable and rancid.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
Cloudy pale amber colour. mild malty nose. bland taste with mild malt and hopp flavours

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GoldenSpunky (120) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2005
The aroma of this beer in the bottle smells of nice hoppy IPA style beer, but when i poured this into the glass the aroma changed into a seaweed/dead fish type smell. I was almost afraid to taste this beer but I was pleasantly surprised by the crisp flavor. Nice amber color and tastes like your everyday decent IPA. You get what you pay for.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2005
Poured golod with afrothy head.was almost bread like with some fruits and nuts.Didnt really enjoy this one.Maybe they need to send it back to India for tweaking.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - NOV 26, 2007
Metallic and earthy nose with mild vegetal. Thin and astringent on the palate. Lingering finish.


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