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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
77
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827 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 827
Reviews: 525
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 15.22%
Wants: 4
Gots: 17 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-19-2002)
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delta490

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -3%

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.

08-21-2014 22:08:59 | More by delta490
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MSR129

Maine

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

08-19-2014 18:30:27 | More by MSR129
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Nbdreher


3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

08-19-2014 16:50:00 | More by Nbdreher
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

08-15-2014 19:06:46 | More by Doomcifer
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zestar

California

3.25/5  rDev -3%

08-13-2014 09:31:42 | More by zestar
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Pegasus

Texas

3.55/5  rDev +6%

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.

08-03-2014 20:56:04 | More by Pegasus
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Donkster46

Washington

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

07-31-2014 02:40:05 | More by Donkster46
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Guitars_and_beer

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -10.4%

07-26-2014 19:22:58 | More by Guitars_and_beer
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gunterheidrich

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

07-21-2014 22:26:20 | More by gunterheidrich
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -3%

07-19-2014 06:00:30 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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PickwickHopz

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -3%

07-12-2014 19:44:13 | More by PickwickHopz
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ffshore545

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

07-06-2014 15:01:07 | More by ffshore545
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mrcraft

California

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

06-23-2014 01:34:42 | More by mrcraft
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Klebe

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

06-20-2014 14:39:22 | More by Klebe
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mmmbeerNY

New York

3.25/5  rDev -3%

06-20-2014 03:04:03 | More by mmmbeerNY
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m0unds

New Mexico

3/5  rDev -10.4%

06-15-2014 01:58:46 | More by m0unds
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Hohnbaum

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -3%

06-14-2014 21:18:11 | More by Hohnbaum
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razorsdescent

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

06-04-2014 19:13:04 | More by razorsdescent
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scottwurst

Illinois

3/5  rDev -10.4%

06-01-2014 14:51:00 | More by scottwurst
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HamdenHector

Connecticut

3.06/5  rDev -8.7%

A: Amber orange; not much head and it went away quickly; no lacing

S: Orange and lemon with a little malt

T: orange that lingers; lightly bitter finish with a little malt and orange

M: medium bodied; tingly carbonation

O: doesn't stand out to me; very little bitterness; one note;

05-27-2014 02:09:48 | More by HamdenHector
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JLapadura

New York

3.25/5  rDev -3%

05-20-2014 00:39:29 | More by JLapadura
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Jamco_76

Arkansas

3/5  rDev -10.4%

05-13-2014 02:52:20 | More by Jamco_76
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Glennlawless

New Jersey

3.21/5  rDev -4.2%

Chilled Pint Glass.

Smell - Getting fruit notes....sweet sugariness.

Appearance - a darkish copper prance with a fluffy inch white head. not see through.

Taste and feel - Getting a lot of sweetness right off the bat...and you could detect a slight hop presence of pine, and grassy type hops.

Overall, its a decent brew. i would not rush out to get it....If you are into real citrus like west coast hop bombs this beer is not for you.

05-12-2014 23:17:13 | More by Glennlawless
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ascags

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -3%

05-10-2014 16:05:28 | More by ascags
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3%

05-05-2014 21:58:59 | More by MikeWard
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White Hawk Original IPA from Mendocino Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 827 ratings.