jeffhobo (94) - Nevada, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly oranged yellow color with a finger of head. The smell is of citrus, hops and malt, but you can also detect some metallic aroma. The taste gives you strong hit of both hops and caramelized malt. Ok drinkability.
JohnnyZ (90) - Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not bad. Pours cloudy amber, sea foam head. Good lacing. Light mouthfeel, smooth hop bitterness because of the malty imbalance. No way to tell how fresh the bottle is so maybe it was towards end of shelf life. Otherwise I would compare it to the Sam Smith IPA.
phobos1031 (87) - Paradise, Nevada, USA - DEC 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. deep copper amber color medium opaque. nice aroma of citrus and caramel. nice balance of hops and malt. not too overdone in either direction. butterscotch vanilla citrus hop palate, with nice bitter drop off. not a huge fan of IPA, but really like this one.
jobrewmeister (81) - - APR 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a golden color with a small white head. Aroma is subdued, but can smell pine, citrus, and some floral notes. Taste caramel along with mild citrus and pine hoppy bitterness. Medium to light bodied.
lipscomb216 (80) - USA - SEP 9, 2007
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Has that same nasty twangy metallic copper aftertaste that the Red Tail does. Blech. I love beer and will even drink a Bud if the moon hits it right, but this crap had me struggling through bottle #3. I’ll stick to my homebrew.
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 HAVEN’T CHECKED MY RATING LIST YET BUT) THE BEST IPA I’VE TASTED THUS FAR. REALLY NICE AND HOPPY, BITTER IF YOU WILL. A PERFECT SUMMER BEER AND DEFINITLY WORTH THE PRICE. OVERALL YOU CAN’T LOSE IF YOU’RE A HOPHEAD.
Steinface (77) - Hatfield, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I think my problem is that I always love the smell of an IPA, but usually not the taste. Not the best I’ve had, but not bad.
dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
benclarkiii (73) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like the hoppiness of this bottled IPA. Well balanced and a good finish. Definitely not for those who shy away from bitter.
Smoke3Smokes (72) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - AUG 31, 2005
2.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
This brew aint too bad. Sharp taste but goes down smoother than a baby’s ass. High gravity means drunkie drunk