downy_dav69 (60) - Ladysmith, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
ethomson (56) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - SEP 20, 2008
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
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.
smackie (54) - St. Augustine, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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?
VTDeerHunter (51) - Vermont, USA - JUL 2, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
koatis (50) - Maryland, USA - JAN 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Beerio (48) - USA - MAY 2, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
mrjohnson (45) - - APR 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
xarcadia (44) - California, USA - OCT 22, 2007
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Skunky aroma and flavor. B: Potential citrus blossom in the aroma, tinny and somewhat sweet.
TheBeerGod909 (43) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Large, thick white head. Color is a deep amber and the flavor is full-bodied with a strong hoppiness. Also, hawk on the label is the most pissed off bird I’ve ever seen.
MrBrewski (42) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy orange/amber color with a small whitish head that quickly disappeared, lacing was fair. Picked up caramel and some faint hop to the aroma. Initial flavor was sweet then the complexity came in and I picked up; smokey, caramel, slightly salty, some pepper, and then the resiny hop finish that balaces out the sweetness. This reminds me a bit of the english ales I have had, it must be the yeast used to impart this flavor. This was a creamy, medium bodied ale that had a relatively long aftertaste. I really like this one.