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RATINGS: 971   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

DerBiermeister's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 2, 2009
Smells like hops, tastes like hops. Sure, there are varying degrees of quality in regard to IPAs, but this is pretty generic, and fairly good, though quite lingeringly bitter, like almonds. Forgive me if my rating sounds like Gabriel Marcia Marquez meets Ernest Hemingway. I don’t recall any of Medocino’s brews being really excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jsmerig (1412) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Pours a clear orange Amber with a light tan head. Aroma of musty orange caramel. Taste is malt forward with a stiff bitterness in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
latitude48 (19) - - DEC 23, 2015
So much orange! The orange flavor and aroma overpower this Ipa. It isn’t bad, there is an interesting bitterness at the end. But too much citrus for me liking.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HuldgaardRJ (180) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 9, 2015
(7) Drink again. A fine hoppy good fresh beer. Wonderful aroma. Fine crisp taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1400) - Iowa, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Looks: Dark gold/ light amber. Light average head. Rich overripe fruit and malty.Sweet caramel. Same in taste heavy ripe fruit and malty caramel. Yeast. Mineral. Rich. Pretty sweet but not quite too much. Like the abv. Pretty malty fruity overall. But a pretty decent IPA. Full body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (9503) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 24, 2015
22 oz bottle. (Food Pantry) Honolulu, HI.
Hazy golden color with a small off-white head. Sweet dark fruity hops, mild sugary sweetness, prunes, some unfreshness and maltiness in the aroma. The flavor is harsh herbal hops, moderate bitterness, unfreshness and dryish maltiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
colui72 (488) - HONG KONG - OCT 5, 2015
Deep golden with thin white head. Very hoppy and pungent aroma. Tastes of tropical fruit at first and it gets very bitter after the first sip. A typical IPA. Not bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TorbenJensen (1408) - Valby, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2015
Potent rich aroma of exotic fruit and citrus. Taste of light caramel malt with a hint of orange peel and pine needles and citrus. Medium malty richness with dry aftertaste where the aforementioned flavors dominate and give an IPA which is very kind of real, balanced and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5465) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 1, 2015
Bottle: Poured a clear golden color ale with a nice large foamy head with OK retention and some light lacing. Aroma of citrus hops notes with light dry caramel malt notes. Taste is also a mix between some citrus hops notes with some dry caramel malt notes with medium bitterness. Body is average with good carbonation. Average old school IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bill Becker (652) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - MAY 19, 2015
It pours as light gold with a finger’s worth of foam. Nice lacing ensues. The nose has good balance to it. Flowery hop mild bitters mixed with caramel malt. The bitterness from the hops is sharp but tempered by malt. It’s actually more bitter, flowery-herbal, than I expected from the smell. There’s grapefruit hitting my palate but it’s sharing duties with herbal and flower like bitterness. The malt comes across as lightly sweet with some biscuit. Good mouthfeel, good drinkability. Good IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tsd08460 (507) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2015
Aroma: citrus, caramel, Appearance: light amber, hazy, white foam, Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter finish, Decent.

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