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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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820 Ratings
THE BROS
78
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Ratings: 820
Reviews: 523
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 15.22%
Wants: 4
Gots: 14 | 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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bagpiper2005

Idaho

3.05/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Pour: Slightly hazy yellow-golden in color. Big, fluffy, foamy white head with average retention and left some nice lacing on the glass.

Smell: Sweet pale malty aroma and quite piney. Pretty one-dimensional here.

Taste: The front end is like really super-sweet and malty - lots of pale malt flavor here, almost sugary. A slight hint of orange and yeast in the middle, and the back end just kicks you in the rear with nothing but pure pine bitterness, making it somewhat unpleasant. Very dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Thick and creamy with low carbonation. Has an element of smoothness to it.

Drinkability: Ugh, this beer is gagging me on the way down. The front and middle is good, but that back end is just ugh.

Final Notes: Overall, I didn't really care for this beer at all. The back end is way too piney and not enough citrus, making it just all-out unpleasant. The front end is really tasty, though. The extreme piney bitterness makes the beer seem unbalanced overall. Look elsewhere.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2011 03:31:53 | More by bagpiper2005
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White Hawk Original IPA from Mendocino Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 820 ratings.