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RATINGS: 953   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.


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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 4, 2002
Copper color. Slightly hazy. Medium head. Aroma of yeast (bananas), alcohol, slight malt, and hops. Bitter. Malty flavor. Yeasty! Medium body. This beer really reminds me of a Belgian from the yeast. I’ve heard they’ve suffered some infections lately and this might be from a funky batch, but I like it. Good combination of Belgian-style yeastiness with banana esters plus malt and hop bitterness. Damn fine!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cornfield (5504) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2004
Just finished another of these good brews. Good citric hop aroma as soon as I opened the bottle. Pours an off-orange body with a hefty fizzed up white head. Good ’n’ bitter as a proper IPA should be. Strong citric rind aftertaste. Sour finish. Good stuff.

4.1
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bpsmyth (2) - Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2006 does not count
Yellow to golden orange on the pour. Starts crisp and hoppy, finishes exceptionally long. Fantastic beer. Would recommend with poultry. I’ll come back for this one again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Pours a clear copper with a whispy head. Aroma starts with a nice caramel followed by a citrus hop. Nice citrus hop at the start, caramel flavors, some grassiness. Medium body, moderate hop bitterness. Not bad.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 4, 2004
From a Bomber: Dullish golden yellow with a slight bronzed body, very tall and lengthy sitting frothy-laced & whipped white top of melted styrofoam. And that lace leaves immaculately thick webbed shelving. Aroma is musty grasses and slight citrusy tones, dullish and slightly sweet as well with a light waft of pine underneath. Taste is quite mild compared to most of those west coast(IPA) goodies, lightly bittering and buttery with slick grass tones, dulled citrus peels and sweet pine. Pale malts, a bit crispy and biscuity. Nothing abrupt really, seems to be more closely resembling the English style IPA or strong Bitter. Which ain’t that bad really. Flavors linger lightly with just a bit of hop oil left on the finish mixing with a toasted crisped grainyness and malt. Feel is about medium, the middle and finish is a bit empty, but has a fairly decent start. This would make for a good conversion IPA to get a would-be beer enthusiest more attuned to a the beast known as "The Hops" or alpha acids. The bittering bite in this is quite mild to my buds and has a nice clean taste. A nice session IPA perhaps(doesn’t seem 7%), could have more body and of course hop profile, but its still a pretty good little brew to perhaps work with before hitting the big boys. Sufficient enough effort here. Good in my book and will perhaps buy again if tempted.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho (2220) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2005
I had this as a side-by-side tasting with Terminal Gravity IPA to replicate a first round match-up in Realbeer’s Battle of the Beers. Despite the fact that Terminal Gravity crushed this beer and the fact that this is only a 60 percentile beer, I was really impressed by it. I feel it is grossly underrated. In some ways, I liked it better than Terminal Gravity IPA, although that beer does win out for depth and complexity. But White Hawk is very well balanced. Not very hoppy aroma; more malty like an amber. Standing visible carbonation in a gold body. White head that is mostly diminishing. Good strong, assertive flavor. Has a some hoppy zing. Citrus & caramel. Very nice. Thanks slikwily for sending this brew.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
holybrew (12) - Bangalore, INDIA - DEC 31, 2009
12 oz bottle at the Hong Kong Brew House. Pours a golden orange. Citrus hop aroma, nice head with heavy lacing. I like this beer because it is not over-hopped for an IPA. NIce balance with the malt and very drinkable. Lots of American IPA get high ratings based on how hoppy they are. Bought 6 bottles at the bar and took them home.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2010
Hoppy aroma. Cloudy golden appearance. The taste is not aggressive or original but it is very good. With many IPA’s the bitterness becomes overwhelming, this beer could be drank all night.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (3049) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Very decent IPA though not exceptional. Cloudy gold appearance. Soapy foamy head. Smooth palate. Smells of grains and citrus. Tastes of earth, oranges and grass.


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