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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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838 Ratings

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Ratings: 838
Reviews: 525
rAvg: 3.34
pDev: 15.27%
Wants: 5
Gots: 20 | 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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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Trashcat, Tuesday at 05:19 PM
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Kono52, Tuesday at 01:39 AM
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.

superspak, Nov 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

jerryskid88, Nov 05, 2014
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2/5  rDev -40.1%

DeadeyeOTDO, Nov 03, 2014
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3.32/5  rDev -0.6%

kevinmaher, Oct 29, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

bundy462, Oct 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

atlbravsrno1, Oct 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

DamageCase76, Sep 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

beerhast, Aug 31, 2014
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2.96/5  rDev -11.4%

Malone47, Aug 23, 2014
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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.

delta490, Aug 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

MSR129, Aug 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Nbdreher, Aug 19, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -25.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

zestar, Aug 13, 2014
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.

Pegasus, Aug 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

Donkster46, Jul 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -10.2%

Guitars_and_beer, Jul 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

gunterheidrich, Jul 21, 2014
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Cloaked_Phantom, Jul 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

PickwickHopz, Jul 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

ffshore545, Jul 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

mrcraft, Jun 23, 2014
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White Hawk Original IPA from Mendocino Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 838 ratings.