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RATINGS: 956   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Likeburning (149) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - JAN 9, 2006
This beer has an orange/amber color akin to other IPAs with the signature creamy head. Hoppy like it should be, but lacking the fruit hints that most IPAs are known for. It was a smooth taste, but that was one of the few outstanding qualities.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
biznizness (1104) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2006
Don’t like. I am an IPA guy, this is not a very good one. Way too light on hops, and that is like rule #1 of things NOT TO DO when brewing an IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2006
Firstly, with their Imperial IPA being so good, I’m not sure why their normal IPA would be so distant from that, but it is. This golden, fizzy headed ale has a very quick nose with just a light touch of fruit and hops. The body is just as quick with no depth, dry and bitter. Too bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JohnnyZ (90) - Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2007
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.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ghostmonkey (204) - budd lake, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2007
bottle . . pours golden copper with a white head . . aroma is hops, citrus, and no joke swamp water . . taste is hoppys, pepper, grapefruit, floral and very bitter . . weird beer

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2007
bottle- when I first had this beer, I thought of it as more of an imperial pilsner. Sweet, not much in the way of body, and boozy. Did not care for it. Sampled it again recently, same impressions, but there is some citrus there. In this catagory, the competition is way too steep for this to warrant a re-purchase, or even a first purchase.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: January 19, 2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Sherlocks, GA
Appearance: dark yellow with a slight chill haze, nice white head
Aroma: plesant hop aroma
Flavor: light malt flavor, lightly balanced with hops, nice bitter finish
Overall: not much good happening

Date: June 07, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
Score: 2.1 to 2.6
Appearance: hazy yellow
Aroma: light floral and citrus aroma
Flavor: sweet malt flavor well balanced with light hops

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 9/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RSRIZZO (1871) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Aroma is a light floral hop scent. Color is golden with a lot of sediment floating around. Carbonation is light with a very thin but tight head. Taste is hoppy, soapy and bitter. Starting with a medium body it goes down crisp. Finish comes on hoppy, slightly citric but more floral, then a mild malt flavor and a bold bitterness. In the after taste a soapy flavor comes in as the bitterness peaks then fads out. Its an odd balance, not a bad beer but the bitterness and soapy taste overwhelm the rest.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CheersMate (1312) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - MAR 4, 2008
This beer has a gold/caramel color to it. The beer has a thin layer of head after pouring. Nothing too impressive. The beer is too transparent if you ask me. This beer has a decent hop aroma to it. Decent malt aroma as well. The hops aren’t very complex as far as aroma is concerned. The beer has a decent palate. A nice smooth palate. The bittering hops are quite strong, but the flavoring and aroma hops aren’t that great. The beer has a somewhat of a malt taste to it, but nothing great. All in all a simple and bitter beer. I wouldn’t say that this is an awesome IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
donna792001 (1) - tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2008 does not count
Ok well if you want a beer with a bite this one will Gnaw your tongue off. after half the bottle it became tolerable. if this was the first ipa id ever tried i would be scared to try others. thank god it wasnt my first and i knew what to expect, but dang. HOPPY! Tart and abrasive. but not quite a drain pour. i couldnt justify pouring out a 7% abv beer just cuz it isnt the best. it deff wasnt the worst ive had.

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