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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 1800ís 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drawde (115) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 22, 2008
Why do I have a bias against Mendo brewing? Is it because when I grew up, knowing nothing about beer, the only mendo Iíd see and drink was Red Tail Ale, and I hated it? But Red Tail is an amber ale, and Iíve learned that I just donít dig that style yet, so I canít blame Mendo. That said, Iím pleasantly suprised with this one. Nice balance of apricot and a little grapefruit. Not for those of us looking to burn off our tounge (and sometimes thatís me), but this is a good, solid, well-balanced IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopsformyHips (113) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - SEP 27, 2004
Enormous White head! Clear golden orange pour. This one is a good intro to the IPAs...not wildly hopped yet well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kfarrnd (113) - Oldsmar, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2006
12 oz. bottle. Pours out a cloudy amber with a thin off white head. Aroma is mostly grapefruit and hops. Flavor is medium pine and hops with a fairly decent malt backbone. Slightly thin on the palate, but complex enough to merit a better than average rating. A middle of the road IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LeftCoastRider (110) - , Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Nose of caramel, lovely clear golden-orange color. Aromas of spruce and citrus. Not overly agressive, but hops-forward. With medium sweetness, medium body, and distinctive hps, this is a nice IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
troysworktable (109) - Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2007
UPDATED: APR 2, 2007 RERATING: 2 ounce sample at 99 Bottles beer tasting. I have had this before and was unimpressed due to unbalanced and competing flavors. This was better than my previous bout with it, but still strong and somewhat unbalanced. It poured the color of melted butter and had a thick, lasting head. The flavor was less metallic than last time, but the grapefruit and alcohol flavors that come through are still too strong and "off." A much better experience with White Hawk, however. ORIGINAL RATING (7/10, 3/5, 2/10, 1/5, 5/20, 1.8): 12 ounce bottle. Ugh! This IPA poured the color of melted butter, with a full, frothy, white head that stuck around for quite awhile. It smelled of grass and flowers and citrusómuch more orange than grapefruit. Then I tasted it and everything changed. The flavor was overly alcoholic, almost unpleasantly so. The finish was strongly of alcohol and it just continued. The flavor, once I recovered from the initial shock, was really three separate flavors that were competing with one another, none of them preferable over the others. The first was the harsh alcohol flavor. The second was bitter and metallic, similar to what licking a penny tastes like. The third was overly acidic grapefruit, with little orange component, which was a complete contrast to its nose. There was no good flavor on which to redeem this even a little bit. Not recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bag (106) - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2008
From bottle... poured copper orange with mildly hoppy aroma. Flavor was a good citrusy & pine, but was not very strong. Kind of a mild overall IPA, but good enough to get again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bigirishphan (106) - Peoria Heights, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Nothing too special with this ipa. Yes, a citrus note on the nose with some piney characters. The lacing was average at best for a good ipa. Then the taste...it did nothing to bring out the hops in this, more malt than anything. I felt like there was a bitter feel that fizzeled out and left me wanting something more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yemntftb (106) - USA - JUN 14, 2006
A pretty good IPA. Itís heavily hopped, but not too much so its unenjoyable. Not my favorite of the Mendocinos, but I enjoy this beer on draft down at the brewery when Im in the mood.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GTCruiser01 (105) - California, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Dark golden color, not much aroma, what is there is pine-y. First impression is pine-y hops, then malt peeks thru. The malt eventually becomes a little too sweet. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - MAY 5, 2005
Pours orangish/amber color with thin head. Semi floral taste with pretty decent amount of hoppiness. Nice bitterness kick to it although maybe a little overdone. Overall its a pretty good Ipa but could be a little better balanced.

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