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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 1800ís 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
Donít 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, Iím 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 (10886) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 23, 2006
Cold 12oz bottle: Pours a clear copper color with a small amount of ivory bubbles around the edges and some lacing. Aroma is of pine, hops, rich malt and orange. Taste is bitter from beginning to end. Crisp with an oily texture. Well carbonated.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2006
Spicy, citrus hops in aroma. Pours hazy gold with white head. Very hoppy, followed by bitter citrus hops. It doesnít stay with you long though which is nice. Then after a few sips, the sourness of the hops catches up with you. It can be a bit much for the aftertaste.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blinesam (235) - USA - JAN 12, 2007
12oz trader joes.This is a decent IPA and there is nothing special or unique about it. The taste is pretty much right in line with all the other IPAís of the world, with more hops than the average beer. If you are rating this beer against all other IPAís it would be right in the middle of the pack. Not great, not aweful, just decent.

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