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RATINGS: 969   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edden (925) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlacoAlto (4045) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 9, 2003
Clear golden-amber color, has a huge frothy white head that leaves a nice lacing, pine and citrus nose, average citrus flavors, some what thin with a sticky mouthfeel it is a bit unbalanced it is lacking something maybe a little bland, much better IPAs out there to drink, this is very average for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2003
Very pale golden in color with a frothy, bone white head. Big citric and piney aromas in line with what a hopped-up WC IPA should be. Absolutely no malt backbone to balance the hops. Bitter and astringent finish. OK, but not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
igneous1 (1524) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUL 29, 2003
big frothy white head. aroma is very sour and reminds me of the solution that is used in beauty salons (i think to perform a permanent...stinky, regardless). sour flavor with hint of citrus. astringently long aftertaste...also, picked up cilantro in the nose.

   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.

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