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RATINGS: 953   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 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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2507) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - SEP 7, 2003
Big ole white pillowy head that hangs on. Clear, light copper color. Large chunks of lacing hanging down the sides of my glass. Big hop nose, some bubblegum and some malt too. Medium body. Lots o hops, oily, inky. Bitter, long dry hop finish with some biscuity maltiness at the end, nice IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9256) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 4, 2003
Clear, deep golden brew with a white, large, rocky head. Mostly lasting with spunky lacework. The nose contains honey, evergreen, black pepper, whole grain rice and hearty white bread. Warmly bitter from start to finish. Numbing and pleasant experience. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Long, bitter finish!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2003 Decent IPA.Aroma is nicely balanced between hops and malts(nice english/american styleIntense brew .Pours out a solid golden w/ a weak head/stellar lace.The flavor is bitter hops w/nice malt/yeast blend.Dryish finish.It is very english but the hops are bitter in the wrong way at times.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2003
Clear, light copper body with a wjite head. Some lacing.
A not too overpowering hop aroma. A little sweetness.
Nicely bittered, strong malt character. Nice lingering bitterness that reveals some alcohol.
Smooth, full-bodied and drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2003
9/1/03: bottle.
hoppy and i bit soapy to the nose. brilliant golden orange body with a nice layer of foam. lacing noted. lots of hops to taste and some bits of floral are also noted. bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 30, 2003
A pleasing copper color with some gold notes to it. Pours with a quickly disappearing head. Smells sharply hoppy, that has a slight floral and a bit of grassy notes to it. Very smooth tasting, finishes with a strong fruitiness that comes from a solid hop flavor, then one takes note of the solid bitterness. Very malty up front, which then succumbs to a great hop flavor and bitterness. A very well balanced beer. The hop definitely dominates this brew, as it should in an IPA, but there is a solid maltiness which brings this beer to another level.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2003
Hops with a earthy and smoke flavor define this brew. Not a bad tasting IPA but not worth going out of your way to get.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2004 (Brewed in Saratoga Springs NY) Nice hoppy nose that is full of citrus fruit and pine. The beer is relatively light in color. The body is full and malty with a wealth of hop bitterness and malt. Although, the beer leans far towards hoppy there is enough malt to keep the hops from taking over this beer. The beer is hopped with cascades and fuggles, but in the end, the cascade hop wins out, which is to my liking. This is a very gratifying strongish (7% ABV) IPA that seems to be a hybrid of many takes on the style.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2003
Interesting. This was my first after a minor beer hiatus so my judgment might be off. I didn't notice this lacking a malt backbone as some have complained. Nice citrusy hop bite, seemed mellower than some. Not a bad thing for me, though. Nice amber appearance.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 9, 2003
An odd IPA. Seems like they are shooting for a British style IPA but it is not quite that. Frothy off-white head with excellent lacing. Clear sparkling Amber color. Very nice to look at. Very mild aroma for the style. Somewhat of an earthy pine-forest aroma. Pretty malty with good hop flavors, but malt stands out, again odd for the style. Big creamy body with lively carbonation. Hop bitterness comes to the fore in the aftertaste. A pleasant enough beer just not really an IPA.


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