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RATINGS: 955   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BetterRedFred (65) - Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA - NOV 19, 2005
Banana malts ala New Belgium Abbey. Sweet, low activity, low complexity. Not bad, not great. Buy Deschutes Quail Springs IPA instead.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
tcfishler (65) - USA - NOV 20, 2006
Moderately hazy, light golden orange. Nice thick white head. Nose is light, dominated by citrus, both flesh and rind, with a whiff of soap as well. Palate begins quite watery, but then the flavor comes. Quite surprisingly, that flavor is sweet malt! Very little hops at all on the palate, incredibly. Wow, not like any other IPA I know, for sure. Finish is ever so slightly bitter and fairly short. I can see why this has been reviewed rather poorly; it promises at least a smidgen of hops on the nose, but then doesn’t deliver in the mouth. DO NOT buy this expecting a true West Coast IPA experience. Nonetheless, it’s a pleasant enough drink. The short finish and lack of bitterness would make it a decent session candidate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hbchrist (64) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 26, 2012
I thought it was a decent session beer. The hops were sharper than I remember in the Red Hawk, but it didnt overwhelm my senses.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
downy_dav69 (60) - Ladysmith, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2013
650 ml. (7.0% abv) Appearance looks like a pale ale; head is okay, leaves some sticky lacing. Taste is hops, citrus, pine, caramel, and grapefruit. Palate is low carbonation, semi-oily texture, lively mouthfeel, and a hop and pine aftertaste. Pretty good stuff.

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
ethomson (56) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - SEP 20, 2008
First off, just need to state that IPA’s are not my favorite beers. So this rating may not help you. Super bitter! Hoppy aroma with a nice dark amber tint to the pour. This has got to be the strongest tasting pale ale I’ve tried yet. But, I say try for yourself.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
smackie (54) - St. Augustine, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Since ABC has just started to put obscure micros in the cooler, guess what, they sell! This was a nice surprise, really good for an IPA. Not overpowering. This batch was brewed in Saratoga Springs,NY. Will be considered a special treat at 8.99. What has happened to the price of beers these days?

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
VTDeerHunter (51) - Vermont, USA - JUL 2, 2003
Pours out crystal clear, gold with a small head. Very light aroma of malt + hops. Fairly light-bodied, slightly bitter, floal, lightly malty, finishing mildy bitter. Not much more hoppy than the pale ale. This would make a better pale ale, though not big enough for an IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koatis (50) - Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2004
Faint coppery-orange colour, citrusy and piney on the nose. Thin lacing. This IPA has a nice hop bite with some subtle malt undertones. The mixture of Cascades and Fuggles make for an interesting blend, effectively combining the flavours of the American and British stlye IPAs. Not the best in its class, but a pleasant surprise nonetheless.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beerio (48) - USA - MAY 2, 2007
Mixed a six pack of different IPAs a couple of weeks ago. This was the most basic of the bunch, not the worst of the six (that trophy goes to Ipswich IPA), but just the epitome of mediocrity. I would say that if you consider Harpoon IPA to be representational of "middle of the road", then White Hawk is just a little further down the street. My advice, turn around and head back "uptown" to the land of Mojo, Smutty Nose, and Stone...cause White Hawk is more like Pigeon shit compared to these other IPA varieties. Also, is it really necessary to state the history of IPA on the bottle. For fuck-sake, if I have to hear this tale one more time I will fuckin barf.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mrjohnson (45) - - APR 19, 2012
Pours a copper color with small white head. Aroma of piney and citrus hops. Taste starts off sweet followed by a piny bitterness. Light bodied for an IPA. Easy drinkability.


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