SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 14, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This has a big grapefruit nose with lots of fresh flowers floating around. It pours deep gold with a solid white froth the forms a sustaining thick carpet. The beginning is big pine needles and an even bigger bitter citrus end. This is a nice IPA, but a bit unbalanced, I could use some malt participation, the piney hop bitter tends to dominate.
rich42 (128) - USA - SEP 16, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
uh oh - bitter beer face! the hawk on the front looks like he swallowed something that was a bit much for him - perhaps a bit of this ale. itís certainly hoppy - but I canít taste too much else. little malt and alchohol in there someplace. body is medium. not bad - but Iíll take their eye of the hawk or redtail ale over this any day.
Diego (79) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 3, 2002
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
EXCELLENT BEER. NICE MUSTY ALE NOSE TO IT AND A GORGEOUS TAN BOUQUET MAKES THIS A RATHER ATTRACTIVE BEER TO STARE AT. FLAVOR IS THE REAL PRIZE. WHITE HAWK IS PROBABLY (AND I HAVENíT CHECKED MY RATING LIST YET BUT) THE BEST IPA IíVE TASTED THUS FAR. REALLY NICE AND HOPPY, BITTER IF YOU WILL. A PERFECT SUMMER BEER AND DEFINITLY WORTH THE PRICE. OVERALL YOU CANíT LOSE IF YOUíRE A HOPHEAD.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - SEP 2, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Decent IPA, Golden in color with a white self sustaining head with citrus and alcohol in the nose. Plentiful hops and a slightly oily mouthfeel but a bit sharp. Mellows as you make your way through the glass and a bit more malt becomes apparrent as it warms. Leaves a bitter hop taste in your mouth for a while after the last sip is taken. It can use a bit of refining but good none the less.
homebrew99 (2) - USA - AUG 22, 2002 does not count
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This beer just came out in bottles,8/02.Fairly well hopped. I think an IPA should have more hopps. Has a slight alcohol flavor but is overall a good IPA.I love hopps and this beer could use plenty more in my opinion. I will buy it again.
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 19, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fairly middle of the road beer, but still - good solid flavors. Good hops in both aromas and flavors, Just seems a bit one-dimensional. Make this a good "intro IPA" for your friends.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - AUG 8, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is nothing but hops. Not strong hops just hops. No balance at all here.Purely average beer at best.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I donít know why my roomate bought this, but my money definitely could have been better spent. No real kick to it, and... itís just overall weak. Okay?
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 3, 2002
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not really big on taste. Hops present, but not till late in the game. Could use some more dynamics in the palete.
MrDick (335) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 2, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I was looking for my favorite from Mendocino Brewing - Eye of the Hawk - but it wasnít in stock. So I picked up White Hawk IPA instead. This is a bold ale that is heavily hopped with hints of citrus. It has a smooth aftertaste but the hops float around in your mouth like a fly in your beer.