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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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816 Ratings
THE BROS
78
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Ratings: 816
Reviews: 523
rAvg: 3.35
pDev: 15.22%
Wants: 3
Gots: 13 | 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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Reviews by farrago:
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farrago

New Jersey

2.93/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bit over a full finger's worth of dimpled white froth, mixture of bubbles large and small, above average stickiness to the lacing, sticks around for some time. Reddish amber cast darkens the orange base, some yellowing around the rims, slight gauziness to it prevents crystal clear transparency. The nose displays a surprising amount of caramel and toffee to it, pushes some of the pink grapefruit and flower petals a step back, lower level pine resin, decent amount of apricot and peach fruit scents, rather full and heavy rather than cleansing or zingy. Medium to full-bodied, suffers from the same leaden foot here, the carbonation fluffy like a mouth of marshmallows. Sweeter pink grapefruit to tangerine citrus able to institute a more expected IPA feel, the pine and florality adequate. In fact, after a few sips, starts to finish with an herbaceous bitterness. The caramel and toffee elements lower here yet consistent throughout. While there's overall breadth in the components presented they lack good integration and a sense of direction. Personally, couldn't put down more than a couple before having to move on.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2009 15:53:48 | More by farrago
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White Hawk Original IPA from Mendocino Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 816 ratings.