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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raymow (1063) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2003
Tastes like a lot of other IPA's that I've had. The only noticable difference was that this was a bit sweeter than normal and not quite as hoppy. Overall, not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
obxdude10 (2118) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2003
Disappointing IPA, not a very good example of the IPA style, not enough hops, not very well balanced, very little malty profile, a bit on the bland side

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2003
Wow, this beer’s appearance is truly something to marvel at; A crisp clear copper body and a mound of thick rocky cotton head, wonderful. The aroma is of grapefruits and tangerine. The flavor is packed with notes of pine and spruce, heavy on the lemon zest but rather astringent.
Mendocino is our newest West Coast brewer introduced to Florida, I have been fairly impressed with the quality of the beers, especially the high abv % of them all.
Overall a pretty enjoyable IPA!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ernest (6748) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2003
Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted bread), lightly yeasty (dough), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, resin). Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jerohen (2076) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 2, 2003
Clear golden coloured, ok head. More sweet than hoppy. Bitter finish. I'm really into IPA's these days, this however is not a very good example.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2003
Pours orange/amber with a small yellowish head. Strong lace on the glass. A sweet citrus aroma, not real strong. The flavor starts sweet, nice malt with a moderate citrus bitterness. The hops are not overpowering as most IPAs but good flavor. A little weaker than most IPAs but not bad. This will not satisfy heavy hop heads but a good middle of the road beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aubrey (3490) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2008 Amber-orange with a thin head, but nice lace. Quite a few floaties and small chunks swirling about. Nose was fruity and somewhat alcoholic. Light malt flavors, kind of smothered by thinnish alcohol notes. Hops were light, floral, somewhat citrusy and slightly bitter. Overall, not bad, but too vodka-ish, with questionable fusel notes. Some off vitamin-like flavors as well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2003
Pours a light, cloudy amber with a small head and a decent lace. Smells like a really floral IPA, but more floral than hoppy, if that makes sense. Flavor is rather subdued, IMO, for an IPA, but it's quite good. Very malty to complement the floral hops. Not very bitter. There's some biscut in there. Mouthfeel is average with a hint of citrus aftertaste. Overall I really liked this, but if you're looking for a hop-fix, this isn't the IPA you seek.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclebleen (620) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Very light orange with some haziness. Smallish tan head. Smells floral and citrus. Taste is pretty malty for an IPA. Not really what I expected from this style. Hops are there but subdued (or maybe overpowered) by the malt. Mouthfeel a little too thin.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - OCT 18, 2003
a clear pale ale with a pretty thick white head. watery flavor with a little bitterness..kind of like a cheap hooker

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