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White Hawk Original IPA - Mendocino Brewing Company

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White Hawk Original IPAWhite Hawk Original IPA

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BA SCORE
76
okay

846 Ratings
THE BROS
78
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Ratings: 846
Reviews: 528
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 14.97%
Wants: 5
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company visit their website
United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-19-2002

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Ratings: 846 | Reviews: 528
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3.64/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.42/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into Spiegelau IPA glass. Pours a slightly hazy copper color with two fingers of dense head. Resilient lacing formed an intricate scatter pattern. Sweet caramel-like scent. Sweetness prevalent in the taste. Hides the hop bitterness. Hop flavor a bit too muted for me. (7.5)

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4.4/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Keg of white hawk drank.

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3.36/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.04/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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2.16/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Has a nice initial hoppy taste then it just goes flat and tastes like a lager. I'm confused

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3.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.39/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.01/5  rDev -9.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.58/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy dark orange/copper color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, biscuit, light toffee, herbal, floral, grass, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, orange peel, floral, grass, pine, caramel, biscuit, light toffee, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange zest, pine, caramel, biscuit, light toffee, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and fairly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very solid IPA. Good complexity and robustness of citrus/pine hops and moderate dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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2/5  rDev -40.1%

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3.32/5  rDev -0.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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2.96/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Pours out a clouded orange-gold. Almost none of the foamy white head really holds up, but it leaves some lacing. The aroma is almost non-existent and the taste is in a neck-and-neck competition. There isn't really much to say about this one. It's just sort of bland.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

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White Hawk Original IPA from Mendocino Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 846 ratings.