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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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2006
12 oz bottle. Golden orange colour. Thin head. Sweet aroma, caramel and medium crystal malt with some fruity/woody aromas. A bit of orange and light pepper. Flavour is quite woody. Light spice but mostly leafy UK (Fuggles) types of hops. Fairly well-balanced and pretty tasty. Slightly prickly mouthfeel. Lingering herbal/leafy hop flavour. Decent, but not great.

1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
GT2 (8163) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
355mL thanks to Dedicatedtofun! Clear orange, nice white webby lacing. Nose is sweet artificial orange, flashes of odd chemical. Taste is harsh stomach acid, eating a penny. Oh gross. It takes skill to make beer taste this badly.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 18, 2008
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Charlottesville. Golden pour with a medium fizzy head. Citrus hop aroma. Taste is an up front hop bite with a nice malt background. Full bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (7934) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2003
Clody orange in colour and mine had no head. Aroma is sweet honey with pine needles. Flavours are mild pine and smooth rather than overly bitter. Spicy and decent but I was disappointed.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Theydon_Bois (7921) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2014
Bottle in our appartment, Maui, from the Wine Corner in Paia, 25/04/14. Clear golden amber with a good sized off white head that retains well. Nose is citric sherbets, light floral hop tones, straw, faint caramel, bitter orange, damp towel. Taste comprises light citric peel, bitter orange, straw, orange squash, bitter resonance. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. A rather muted low end IPA, looked the part but offered little at the business end.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (7899) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Very hoppy IPA though taste was a little flat and lacking. Pours amber gold. Aroma of floral citrus. Rated 10/22/04

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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (7773) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2009
Medium, slightly fluffy yellowish head over clear orange-amber beer. Very discreet nose, bit if candi sugar, liqueurish orangepeel; exotic fruit with mainly lytchee. Quite bitter, cookies with glazing that becomes sweet upon dissolving in the oral cavity. Bit metallic bitter, bitter gourd if not as aggressive. Warming up, a not very pleasant flavour, reminding of coffee milk gone bad. But my main issue with this beer lies in the mouthfeel, that, despite being well-carbonated, the beer is life- and listless, like a British kegged ale. Disappointing - certainly for a beer from Mendocino, that made one of my eyeopeners for USA beers. Thanks to whomever bestowed this upon me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2004
Pours slightly cloudy dark straw with more rich, creamy, white head than a hotel room at the Republican convention. Aroma of hops, citrus, malt, spice, florals, and black pepper. Tastes very hoppy, with citrus at the finish. Palate is medium bodied. A nice, well above average, but not outstanding, IPA.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gnoff (7664) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2009
12 fl oz bottle thanks to Alan via larsniclas
On March 7, 2009
Slight hazy golden color, white head. Malty and weak hoppy scent. Acidic, sweet, alcohol taste. Metallic aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.


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