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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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842 Ratings

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Ratings: 842
Reviews: 526
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 15.27%
Wants: 5
Gots: 21 | 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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Photo of StoutishDan
3.01/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of jooler
2.05/5  rDev -38.6%
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

Photo of robebo44
3.43/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Boone757
3.4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BeerSnobery
3.01/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Alpha309
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of Kono52
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of superspak
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.

Photo of jerryskid88
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
2/5  rDev -40.1%

Photo of kevinmaher
3.32/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of bundy462
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of DamageCase76
3/5  rDev -10.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of Malone47
2.96/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of delta490
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.

Photo of MSR129
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Nbdreher
3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of Doomcifer
2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Pegasus
3.55/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Moderately hazy golden-orange in color, with a moderate off-white head, and fine, scattered lacing.

Aroma: Fairly pronounced cascade or similar hos dominate the aroma. There is also a strong caramel malt presence, and a bit of sweet alcohol, not surprising, in light of the fairly high ABV.

Taste: Opens with robust citric and pine hops, which ride atop a solid caramel malt background. These carry the taste throughout,. Late in the taste, there is a mild surge of spicy, warming alcohol. Finishes with moderate caramel sweetness, and lingering grapefruit and pine hop bitterness.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and very full.

Drinkability/notes: A well-made example of the style, while perhaps not great, is assuredly quite good.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle with a pry-off crown, served in a Samuel Adams Boston lager sensory glass.

Photo of Donkster46
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of Guitars_and_beer
3/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of gunterheidrich
3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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White Hawk Original IPA from Mendocino Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 842 ratings.