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RATINGS: 950   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUL 29, 2003
has a light color with some citrus aroma. The taste is all hops and finishes with a nice bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddon90 (1429) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2003
A much lighter colored IPA. Not much of a head, it diminishes real quick. Some sweet taste to it along with the hops. Not too bad. But not their best brew.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Indra (2591) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 8, 2003
Citrusy hop aroma, some grapefruit and pineapple, with very light touches of sweetness and earth. Light-medium golden color, with a finely-bubbled head and delicate lacing. Largely astringent, bitter flavor, lots of citrus but missing out on the backing maltiness almost completely. Relatively thin mouthfeel and watery, unassertive palate. Finishes weak, as well. Not recommended.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2003
Amber gold body topped by a thick foamy head with decent lace. Slightly sweet hoppy aroma with fruity, citrusy notes. Hoppy flavor with slightly sweet fruity, citrus notes. Medium bodied and smooth.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OldGrowth (2595) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 2, 2003
Bottle: Weird nose. Skunky lager & grapefruit. Boring yellow color. I get that lager taste with a bitter finish. Not that impressive. Won't seek this out. As always nice bird label.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VTDeerHunter (51) - Vermont, USA - JUL 2, 2003
Pours out crystal clear, gold with a small head. Very light aroma of malt + hops. Fairly light-bodied, slightly bitter, floal, lightly malty, finishing mildy bitter. Not much more hoppy than the pale ale. This would make a better pale ale, though not big enough for an IPA.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
3fourths (7859) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - JUN 26, 2003
Pours a golden color with small white head. Light hop flavor not really that bitter not what i expected in ipa too weak in the flavor department.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
jgb9348 (4628) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (3891) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 12, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2005 Light yellow color with some honey amber hues. Usual floral/hops aroma, though somewhat lighter in this case. First taste seemed unbalance and even a bit sour towards the end. However upon drinking more, and the beer’s warming, a more delicate flavor came out, and the beer came together very well. Nice bitter hops taste right away, though not overly so. Medium bitterness as far as IPAs go. The more this beer warmed the more I enjoyed it. Many floral notes with a lingering bitterness on the top edge of my mouth. Beer had a very soft, medium body that almost seemd like it added a touch of honey for you to land in after experiencing the initial hops. Good even finish with a surprisingly perfect amount of carbonation for the bottle, more than I usually like, but it complimented the beer well in its transition from a bitter beer to, as the carb evened out, a nice softer, almost amber ale. I could see where people think this is just an average unremarkable IPA and to some extent it is. But it manages to appeal as a lighter IPA, which is a nice turn from the kill you with hops approach(dont get me wrong I enjoy that too). It still adds a big punch at the start and the beer is very well balanced, making it, in my opinion an above average IPA.


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