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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
okay

830 Ratings
THE BROS
78
okay

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Ratings: 830
Reviews: 525
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 15.22%
Wants: 4
Gots: 19 | 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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3/5  rDev -10.4%

DamageCase76, Sunday at 02:59 AM
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

beerhast, Aug 31, 2014
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2.96/5  rDev -11.6%

Malone47, Aug 23, 2014
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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.

delta490, Aug 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

MSR129, Aug 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Nbdreher, Aug 19, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -25.4%

Doomcifer, Aug 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

zestar, Aug 13, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev +6%
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.

Pegasus, Aug 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

Donkster46, Jul 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

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3.25/5  rDev -3%

PickwickHopz, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.5%

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3/5  rDev -10.4%

scottwurst, Jun 01, 2014
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3.06/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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;

HamdenHector, May 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -3%

JLapadura, May 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.4%

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White Hawk Original IPA from Mendocino Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 830 ratings.